August 26, 2021

Lifestage financial planning for women

Seven life stages that many women face together with a set of financial planning considerations relevant to each. No woman’s life trajectory takes the same […]
August 26, 2021

Lower-than-usual medical scheme contribution increases likely

This year, for the first time, it seems likely that medical schemes will announce contribution increases which are in line with recommendations suggested by the […]
August 26, 2021

Why using a financial adviser will deliver better savings outcomes

Substantial evidence shows that the global population is struggling to build sufficient reserves for a comfortable retirement. However, investors who make use of the services […]
August 26, 2021

How much do you need to retire comfortably?

I know I have mentioned this a few times over the course of the last year, but these are very strange times we find ourselves […]
August 26, 2021

Retirement terminology 101

Unfortunately, we don’t have to look very far in South Africa to locate frightening statistics about the state of retirement in our country. The Sanlam Benchmark […]
August 26, 2021

Women’s Month: Top take-outs on the unique insurance needs of women

The well-known African proverb says, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”, frankly […]
July 29, 2021

Beware of the short-term under-insurance trap in the current economic climate

Unless you keep your eye firmly and constantly on the many current shifts in our economy, as a holder of short-term insurance you could be […]
July 29, 2021

Pfizer executives lay out plans for Covid vaccine’s next phase

This is a terrible virus, but the good news is with a boost, the vaccine gets stronger and stronger. Pfizer’s forecast for Covid-19 vaccine sales […]
July 29, 2021

Are you insured for damage caused by the current civil unrest?

INTRODUCTION Violent protest action, looting and civil unrest continues to wreak havoc across South Africa, resulting in extensive damage to residential and commercial buildings, vehicles, […]
July 29, 2021

Understanding medical aid waiting periods

New members applying to medical aid schemes need to understand that there is a waiting period before they may claim. They pay full contributions to […]
July 29, 2021

Pfizer executives lay out plans for Covid vaccine’s next phase

This is a terrible virus, but the good news is with a boost, the vaccine gets stronger and stronger. Pfizer’s forecast for Covid-19 vaccine sales […]
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 […]
November 19, 2020

The differences between digital signatures and electronic signatures

Numerous businesses have adopted the paperless policy by taking measures to stay ahead of time, especially during the Covid- 19 pandemic and its effect on […]
September 29, 2020

Expiring vs. Permanent Skills

Robert Walter Weir was one of the most popular instructors at West Point in the mid-1800s. Which is odd at a military academy, because he […]
June 18, 2020

Permanent Assumptions

If you were told in January what April would look like, you wouldn’t have believed it. If you were told in April that in May […]
June 18, 2020

How pandemics past and present fuel the rise of mega-corporations

In June 1348, people in England began reporting mysterious symptoms. They started off as mild and vague: headaches, aches, and nausea. This was followed by […]