April 29, 2021

Understanding the true cost of ‘noise’ when investing

Why judges, investors and advisors shouldn’t make decisions on an empty stomach The four most dangerous words in the world of investing just might be […]
April 29, 2021

Can a will made on a digital device be valid?

Digital technologies have advanced more rapidly than any innovation in history. Via electronic tools, systems, devices and resources that generate, store or process data, around […]
April 29, 2021

Are you a Millennial and emigrating? Don’t kiss SARS goodbye yet

As a South African millennial income earner, even if you’re moving abroad, you’ll still have to declare your worldwide income to SARS on an annual […]
April 29, 2021

Even with medical aid, expect to cough up an extra 400% when hospitalised

Many South Africans with medical cover are shocked to discover that they need to pay substantial shortfalls in medical expenses – even those on the […]
April 29, 2021

Can salaried workers now also claim home office tax relief?

The South African Revenue Services has previously allowed the deduction of home office expenses in the determination of taxable income where taxpayers earn mainly commission […]
March 24, 2021

Park any doubts: insurance tips for second-hand cars

In recent months, second-hand car purchases have accelerated as the economic impact of Covid-19 and lockdowns have been felt and travel needs have changed. For […]
March 24, 2021

Tips on what to do if your house or vehicle is damaged by wet weather

Whereas Cape Town gets most of its rainfall over the winter months, Mother Nature can surprise citizens with the odd late summer rainfall. The National […]
March 24, 2021

Gap cover – an essential employee benefit

The  majority of employers in the formal sector maintain medical scheme cover as a compulsory employee benefit for staff where affordability is realistically manageable. This […]
March 24, 2021

Should I Invest When The Market Is High? Dispelling The Buy Low, Sell High Myth

Most investors realize trying to time the market by always buying low and selling high isn’t a realistic endeavor. Yet even with that knowledge, if […]
February 25, 2021

Budget 2021 signals hope for SA taxpayers

Today the Minister of Finance tabled the 2021 Budget, which, according to tax experts at Allan Gray, was more optimistic than expected. “It is important […]
February 25, 2021

The Future of mining: China and the sustainability of commodity consumption

In economic terms, the rise of China over the past few decades has been one of the most significant events to occur in our lifetime. […]
January 28, 2021

Targeting medical scheme reserves for vaccine funding is NHI by stealth

The proposed bailout of the state by the private sector to help fund the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines is coincidentally a precursor to the impending […]
September 29, 2020

Today’s Interest Rate Environment – A Challenge For Investors And Their Fixed Income Allocation

The Role of Bonds in a Portfolio while Interest Rates are Low Today’s interest rate environment poses a challenge for investors and their fixed income […]
August 27, 2020

Young pessimists, old optimists, and the strange ways we think about risk

Have we blown the risk of catching Covid-19 out of all proportion? Or are we not nearly frightened enough? The fashionable view is that people […]
August 27, 2020

We Looked At How The Stock Market Performed Under Every U.S. President Since Truman — And The Results Will Surprise You

Conventional wisdom says that those liberal Dems are generally bad for the economy and the stock market because of their big government tendencies, while fiscally […]
August 27, 2020

GDP crashes while JSE soars

Good news has been in short supply in South Africa lately. The best so far is that the Covid-19 curve is finally flattening, prompting President […]