Monthly Archives: April 2018

Working towards a better future

The public holidays just keep on coming this month! From Freedom Day, we have quickly made our way to Labour Day tomorrow, Tuesday, 1st May — and who couldn’t love all these tributes to the human spirit and the notable events that have changed the course of history? Somewhat ironically, to celebrate this International Worker’s…
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8 Behaviours for Financial Freedom

“Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau The opening sentence of The Social Contract, by revolutionary thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is still just as pertinent today as it was in the 18th century. The book highlights man’s journey from a state of autonomy to the modern condition, which is arguably…
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Benefits of behavioural coaching and your finances

A Barclays Wealth study found that people improved substantially in investment decisions as they got older. When people are young — and perhaps less secure in their financial situation — a tendency has been recognised to be controlled by emotional biases that can be detrimental to investment habits. Behavioural economists refer to some typical flaws…
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5 tips to avoid making bad investment moves

While no one has a ball of fortune with which to predict the future, there are some common mistakes that many investors make, which can be avoided. The basics of investing can seem relatively simple, but it is important to set emotions aside in order to maintain an objective strategy that will benefit you in…
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In sickness and in health | Disability Cover

A study conducted a few years ago on behalf of the Association for Savings and Investments in South Africa indicated that over 12 million of the country’s workforce were underinsured in terms of life and disability cover. Furthermore, reviews by various insurance companies highlighted that this shortfall fell primarily in the realm of disability cover.…
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