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Understanding Equities

Understanding Equities

Understanding Equities Investing in equities is key to growing wealth – no doubt about it. But what does this mean for the average person and how does one know where to start? It can all be very confusing. For starters, there many different words used to describe the...

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Investment – how real is the risk?

Investment – how real is the risk?

Investment – how real is the risk?    I have yet to meet an investor who hands over their hard-earned money and says, “invest it in a high risk investment, I love to take chances.” Unless one is talking about cryptocurrencies, but that’s a whole different story....

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Kickstart your financial freedom

Kickstart your financial freedom

Kickstart your financial freedom Januworry is over and we can get onto a more even footing with our bank account again! The new year started less than a month ago.  While I am not a great believer in New Year’s resolutions, I do know that each new year allows us to...

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Feeling flush?

Feeling flush?

Feeling flush?   You may be one of the lucky ones who receive a bonus this time of year. It’s a great feeling to be flush with money! Many of us mentally prepare for this time throughout the year, or shelve expenses for year end, when we know that there will be...

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Credit – know your score!

Credit – know your score!

Credit – know your score!   Most of us will all need to apply for credit at some time in our lives – it’s almost a certainty. By taking ownership and being pro-active in managing your credit, you can avoid any unpleasant surprises and make sure that...

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Will my money last?

Will my money last?

Will my money last? That’s the burning question many pensioners have in the back of their minds. With increased longevity many face the prospect of running out of money before they run out of life. If one considers a retirement age of 65 and a life expectancy of...

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Financial stress kills productivity

Financial stress kills productivity

Financial stress kills productivity!     A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. If not more so! October has been declared national mental health awareness month in South Africa, and it is virtually impossible to talk about mental health without...

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Beware the bonus that isn’t!

Beware the bonus that isn’t!

Beware the bonus that isn’t   Buying life cover can feel like a bit of a bit of a grudge purchase, let’s face it. You pay for it your entire life, and will never personally benefit. Until fairly recently when some life assurers came up with the cash-back idea –...

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Scams – be wise and be safe!

Scams – be wise and be safe!

Scams – be wise and be safe! In this electronic age where it is easy to create illusions and pretend to be something that we are not, it is so easy for con men (and women) to thrive, preying on innocent people. We are often gullible, through no fault of our own,...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude Something that I have always valued, and encouraged other people to do, is live life with gratitude. It’s a simple concept – value and appreciate what you have instead of dwelling on what you don’t have, often distressing yourself in the process. Despite all...

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