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BOOK REVIEW | No Worries

No Worries shows how anyone can live a stress-free financial life and build wealth for the long term. This is not about millions of tiny decisions that drain the joy from life, like skipping daily coffee to save a few bucks. And it’s not simply about having more money.

BOOK REVIEW | The Dirty Secrets of the Rich and Powerful

In 2018, the world watched as 82 per cent of all wealth created was claimed by the top 1 per cent of the global population. The bottom 50 per cent of humanity saw no increase at all. While one new billionaire was created every two days, one in every four South Africans were living on less than R18 per day – not enough to buy a loaf of bread.

Equities crucial to grow retirement savings in excess of inflation

The rise in life expectancy poses a significant challenge for individuals planning for retirement, necessitating a shift in the approach to financial preparedness. As people live longer, the duration of retirement increases, and with it, the financial demands.

Rules of thumb for young investors

An early start is at the heart of achieving sufficient financial resources for the lifestyle you desire for yourself and your family. It gives your investments more time to compound and grow. There are rules of thumb for younger investors who want to secure a strong financial future.

Can a liberal government eliminate SA’s wealth disparities?

For us liberals, it matters little who makes a million dollars every other day, or how the world’s most endowed billionaires spend their wealth. As long as legitimate effort is exerted in an environment of free market competition; where entrepreneurship is recognised and rewarded on the basis of good business ethics and hard honest work.

Stokvels – a booming industry for South Africa’s economy

Stokvels are on the move: moving from villages to cities, from beneath mattresses into savings accounts and investment instruments. As they move and evolve, their potential for growth and their ability to create wealth increases.

Entrepreneurship – when it’s time to start protecting your wealth

There comes a time in every successful entrepreneur’s life when he or she has to consider how best to transition to the preservation of the wealth they’ve built, not only for their own enjoyment, but also for the sake of the legacy they want to leave behind.

All taxes are wealth taxes – Wealth Tax & Basic Income...

All taxes are wealth taxes. All taxes imply the transfer of wealth from the individual owner to a government agency. The only difference between taxes is the tax base or event upon which the tax is levied, and the difference between the total burden borne by the taxpayers and the amount of revenue actually received by the government.

Unpacking the two-pot system – the proposed restructuring of retirement savings

The currently considered two-pot system to restructure retirement savings to allow for limited pre-retirement withdrawal will encourage the preservation and accumulation of sufficient funds for when people retire.

The many faces of inflation

Inflation has been making a comeback. Not so long ago, it had seemed that we had vanquished (at least in the developed world) this sneaky foe of long-term wealth creators everywhere, thanks to tightly controlled central bank policies and the wonders of inflation targeting.


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