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May 23, 2019

Financial implications when emigrating

Answers to a few questions you may have pertaining to financial implications when emigrating from South Africa. I have already retired, and my retirement fund […]
May 23, 2019

Combatting longevity and sequence risk in retirement

How to guard against the two. Many retirees and retirement planners are heavily invested in spending rules, such as the commonly known and touted ‘4% […]
May 23, 2019

How to protect an estate from going up in smoke

Runaway fires wreak havoc and can have crippling financial ramifications. Fire damage to residential and commercial estates is proving an increased risk for property owners […]
May 23, 2019

WhatsApp hacking scandal: Can you really protect yourself from WhatsApp spies?

EDINBURGH — Like most South Africans, WhatsApp is my direct line to family and friends around the world. I also use it to engage with […]
May 23, 2019

You want me to do what?

Complex financial arrangements have to be brought into the books. In their scramble to create value for shareholders, fund overpaid executives and take out competitors, […]
April 24, 2019

Retiring early – how much is enough to own your future?

“South Africans who are members of their mandatory company pension fund benefit from this disciplined savings opportunity,” says Tristan Naidoo from Old Mutual Personal Finance. “Nevertheless, […]
April 24, 2019

Red tape and political wrangling stymie SA’s solar power projects

Applications to generate more than 1000MW of small-scale solar power are sitting on the desks of the authorities but red tape and “political wrangling” are […]
April 24, 2019

Top 10 things South Africans ask Google about money

To commemorate financial literacy month in the US, Google revealed its list of the most-Googled questions they get on saving money. ‘How to save for […]
March 28, 2019

Emerging markets may be trade of decade – BlackRock

Emerging markets could be the trade of the decade as investors return to riskier assets, manufacturing data improves and growth across the developing world rebounds, […]