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Saving some extra rands can make a lot of sense

By Zaakir Enoos, Consultant

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Saving extra rands can make a lot of sense

We have all heard the age-old “saving for a rainy day”. But what is a rainy day, which options are available to you, and how do you know which one to choose?

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Time to manage risk and think long-term

Retirement Fund investment returns have been disappointing over the last few years. This has left many of us feeling concerned as we saw the values of our retirement portfolios increase very little, or even decreasing during some periods. The question we need to address is: “What should I do in the current environment?”

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Millennials and the digital revolution

By Karishma Ramkelawan, Consultant

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What to do when your retirement target seems impossible to achieve

So, you have had your first retirement planning session, or have finally considered it time to start a retirement plan. However, you have just realised (or worse, been told) that your lifestyle at retirement is going to need to change drastically, as your current way of living is not sustainable in retirement, given the time you have until then, and the amount of money still needed to be saved.

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How will the 2018 budget speech affect your budget?

We take a look at examples ranging from how the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) will affect a basket of groceries to the relief on medical aid premiums.

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2018 Budget Review highlights

 

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Does forecasting long-term after-inflation investment returns matter?

By Marcus Rautenbach, Principal Investment Consultant and Marian Gordon, Associate Investment Consultant

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Two Words: Compound interest!

By Chiara Sewpersadh, Associate Investment Consultant

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DO YOU HAVE A WILL?

A will is the last gift that you leave to your family and loved ones. We look at how a will, intestate succession and your beneficiary nomination form intersect.

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