Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Value of Good Advice

Positive steps to regulate and improve the conduct and professionalism of the financial planning industry have been made over the past months and are now coming to a point where it will impact our clients. These steps have been called the Retail Distribution Review (RDR). On the surface, RDR is looking to turn the commission-based…
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Living Annuities for Retirement Planning

One sneaky fact about retirement, that many of us often overlook, is that it arrives faster than we expect! Essentially, we are never too young to think about our retirement investments inside of a healthy financial portfolio. As you read this blog, please also bear in mind that each person’s retirement goals are unique and…
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Junk Status – A Fallen Angel

The South African landscape of junk status is looking rocky and, in a time like this, it is important to stay informed about what is happening and how it could affect you. Political risks from South Africa's cabinet reshuffle on the last day of March 2017 have been labelled accountable for Standard & Poor's (S&P)…
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Do High School Fees Equal High Quality Education?

In a land of inequality, education has a greater value than ever before and it can pave the path of success for children. However, many parents are financially crippling themselves in order to offer what is considered the 'best' education for their offspring, when this is arguably not wholly necessary. In an unstable political and…
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