It’s Women’s Month, and we’ve been thinking lately about all the ways in which women are wonderful in matters of money. Women as investors don’t get praised often enough - there’s been an [...]
If there were a set of commandments for investing, the first commandment may well be this: know your seasons. Just like a surfer or fisherman know the tides of their favourite spots, prudent [...]
There are always bills to pay and money needed for something or another, and few things seem as boring and unnecessary than an emergency fund. While you can enjoy the rewards of spending on, say, [...]
A well-balanced, diversified portfolio is a joy for all seasons, giving something no matter what various markets or asset classes are doing. An overly concentrated portfolio is the opposite, a [...]
Last month we talked about interest rate risk – the risk of your investment devaluing and you losing money due to changes in interest rate. In a sense, this is about an investment’s possibility [...]
Education around the basics of wealth creation and preservation is like a good, solid diet packed with healthy food staples, it can help you enjoy healthy finances for years and create a strong [...]
“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way,” Henry David Thoreau once said. Investing in the future is an exciting prospect, but a daunting one as well. And what could be more of a [...]
‘It’s my life, it’s now or never. I ain’t gonna live forever…’ The famous Bon Jovi words could well be used to describe retirement – and saving for it. Most people don’t know where to start when [...]
For those who tell you not to worry so much and just invest in anything, no need to do much research, you need only say one word: Steinhoff.
It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times, as Dickens might have said. At every conference and around every braai, South Africans are being told that everything’s going to the dogs.