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Women and their money – understanding how to take control

On 9 August 1956, over 20,000 women of all races and ages from every corner of South Africa marched together towards the Union Buildings in Pretoria. These brave women were marching in protest against the pass laws that proposed even further restrictions on the movements of women.

Will we soon see an end to traditional desk jobs?

Think back ± 20 years. You’re sitting at your childhood kitchen table receiving career advice from your company loyal father who encourages you to study hard, achieve good marks at university, with the ultimate goal of twisting your arm into joining an established company where you will spend an average of 25 years in a nine to five job before retiring and enjoying a life of ease from age 65.

Annuity choices in retirement

As you approach retirement, one needs to decide the age you would like to retire at. More importantly, whether you can in fact retire with the available funds you have and if the income you will receive will sustain you for the rest of your life.

BOOK REVIEW | Invest Your Way To Wealth

How do you grow your capital while still preserving it? And how do you use investment vehicles to contribute positively to your financial freedom and a comfortable retirement? The answer is simple: financial education is the precursor to good investment decision-making.

Debunked retirement savings myths

Retirement is often painted as a harbinger of doom, with naysayers sounding endless warnings that you will likely need to cut out all of life’s pleasures if you’re to survive your retirement years.

Benefits of maximising your RA contributions before tax year end

As the afterglow of the festive season fades, we turn our attention to planning for the next 12 months and beyond. This is a great time to reassess where we are in our journey to financial well-being.

FEATURE | PROTECTING AND GROWING YOUR WEALTH

In this feature, we take a look at wealth creation and the protection of high net-worth individuals (HNWI) assets. With so many financial products available both locally and internationally how does one know what to invest in, when to invest and how much of one’s assets should be allocated to a particular investment product?

Couples that plan together, stay together

A financial relationship built on consensus will put you on the path towards long-term financial security. Planning for retirement is difficult enough on your own, but getting two people to agree on a lifelong strategy to prioritise expenditure whilst saving for the future can be exceedingly difficult.

FEATURE | Your Wealth

Protecting and growing wealth is critical in the current local and global economic and political climates, in order to take care of yourself and your family. For investors to accumulate wealth, a target, strategy and implementation plan is required.

More important than ever to manage finances

Two weeks have passed since political drama caused havoc in markets yet again, this time with very serious consequences for the South African economy, consumers and investors.
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