May 27, 2021

Absa money market fund closure… an opportunity to reconsider

The recent news that Absa was closing down its reliable and popular money market fund caught the market by surprise, flooding it with speculation about […]
May 27, 2021

What does the Motor value on your vehicle insurance mean?

Insurance covers you based on the Retail value, Market Value or Trade Value of your vehicle dependant on the options you choose including or excluding noted extras. This is […]
May 27, 2021

How to prepare for, and take control of, your retirement

Take control by understanding your situation. As much as retirement often seems far away for many of us, especially younger individuals, it is important to […]
May 27, 2021

Planning for emergencies should be prioritised now more than ever

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent economic impact has had a profound impact on the culture of household savings in South Africa, […]
May 27, 2021

What happens when you get into an accident with an uninsured driver?

If you own a car and have insurance, then the problems caused by uninsured drivers – in the form of accidents they can’t pay for […]
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 […]
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 […]