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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 ›

The next chapter

The retirement life stage, whichever way you choose to structure it, can be an incredibly stressful time for those experiencing it. In the 1960s, psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe developed a scaled list of 43 of the most stressful… Read More ›

Cause for concern

In tough economic times, those in already-tenuous financial positions can experience heightened anxiety which in turn can intensify financial tension between couples and other members of the family. Whilst most people tend to worry about money from time-to-time, there are… Read More ›

eFiling made easy

1 July 2016 marked the opening of the new tax season which means that individuals are able to complete and submit their income tax returns. eFiling via the official SARS website is undoubtedly the most efficient way of filing one’s… Read More ›

Unpack and re-stack

Like an annual dental check-up or a long overdue vehicle service, taking stock of one’s financial position is an activity which is at best tedious, and at worst depressingly alarming. Tedious because, no doubt, sorting through benefit statements, policy documents… Read More ›

The facts of life

In some cases, quite deservedly, life insurance products have been given a bad rap. An upshot of an industry plagued by over-zealous and oft-times perversely incentivised brokers flogging and churning policies despite the absence of proven financial need, the words… Read More ›