retirement planning

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 ›

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 ›

Beyond the brochure

Retirement villages are a popular choice among retirees as they provide facilities, essential services, amenities and security within a like-minded community. However, the costs, contracts and facilities of each retirement village are often so precisely tailored to each development that… Read More ›

A day in the life

Over the past two decades, the professional standards of the South African financial planning industry have continued to rise through the efforts of a number of niche fee-based practices. Together with the Financial Planning Institute of Southern African (FPI), a… Read More ›