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Death
In Part One of this series on why it is important to plan for death, we considered what will happen if you die without a will and the risk associated with having no input on who will inherit from your estate. We also looked at why it is important to nominate an executor in your
Death planning
Dying is not a concern for the dead but can become a living nightmare for the loved ones that are left behind. They can suffer financial stress, added emotional trauma and endless administration agony. Therefore, having your affairs in order could be a very important last act of kindness that you can give your loved
Personal Financial Success
In part one of our discussion on achieving financial success in the new year, we considered the importance of planning for specific financial goals, having and reviewing an emergency fund, the importance of prioritising paying off short-term debt, and, finally, benefiting from annual tax reliefs. In this article, we will consider the importance of reviewing
Checklist for Personal Financial Success in 2022 – Part 1
Plan for your financial goals  “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” – the wise words of Benjamin Franklin ring true even centuries on for the reason that it is an undeniable fact of life. Sitting down and planning what financial goals you want to achieve and what the time horizons for
Movements & Shakeups in The SA Economy
The past week has seen the local economy and the big players who operate in them buckling themselves in for a somewhat wild ride. The local government elections held on Monday also has a big effect on stock prices and companies. We’ve put together a small spotlight on the notable goings on in the SA
Financial Freedom
What is financial freedom? According to Moneyfit.org, ‘financial freedom’ means having enough savings, financial investments, and cash on hand to afford the kind of life we desire for ourselves and our families. Unfortunately, life happens and very few people achieve their financial goals. Besides the increasing cost of education, electricity and fuel, unforeseen financial expenses
Investing In Shares
You already know how important it is to start investing. What you don’t know, is what the cost of your investments may be. Two types of investments may have identical returns, but the real returns – after fees and taxes – may be significantly different. The information below will focus on the costs associated with