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Before you retire

A good retirement plan should take years rather than months to design. In the five years leading up to formal retirement, key decisions regarding living arrangements, healthcare and expenditure need to be made to ensure that the final plan is… Read More ›

Retirement regrets

Hindsight may not be a perfect science, but many retirees agree that if they had the chance to do their retirement planning all over again, they would do a lot differently. In fact, according to 10X’s Retirement Reality Report 2018,… Read More ›

Winter is coming

Having been promised in May 2016 that South Africans will never again experience load shedding, many of us were caught off-guard when rolling blackouts struck last month. Escalating from stage 1 to stage 4 at lightning speed caught us equally… Read More ›

When life happens

It is an unfortunate misconception that the best time to find a financial adviser is once you have accumulated your wealth and are contemplating retirement. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Almost every significant life event has… Read More ›

Mind over matters

As improvements in medical science and technology allow us to live longer, incapacity – both physical and mental – is becoming a growing local and global problem. Contrary to popular misconception, dementia is not a normal part of aging, but… Read More ›

A most disturbing gap

During their working careers women face a unique set of financial challenges, only to be faced with a second unique set of challenges when they retire. Vaster than the gender pay gap, although possibly less well publicised, is the significant… Read More ›