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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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Get Real. Get Rid. Get Rich.

Get Real. Get Rid. Get Rich.

Get Real. Get Rid. Get Rich. Stuck in a financial rut?  Maybe too much debt, too much retail therapy, too much of a people pleaser, too little money, or just not sure how to take control of it all? Financial freedom is within your grasp.  By changing your outlook, you...

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Saving tax is now a whole lot simpler!

Saving tax is now a whole lot simpler!

Saving tax is now a whole lot simpler! After decades of rather complex tax rules around retirement savings, from 1 March 2016, a new simplified approach to encourage people to save for retirement is a breath of fresh air. Most people do not save enough for old age,...

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The Roll of the Dice

The Roll of the Dice

The Roll of the Dice I have recently been reminded of how fickle life can be. In one short moment, everything we know and assume to be normal, can be turned upside down. I was with a client a few weeks ago, discussing his financial plan. He is a young man of 27, who...

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Till death (or divorce) us do part

Till death (or divorce) us do part

Till death (or divorce) us do part Marriage is supposed to be forever. But with pressures of life, lack of communication, or infidelity, many people who eagerly said “I do”, end up saying “I don’t anymore” when the marriage ends up in the divorce court. The...

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Don’t lose your glass slipper at midnight!

Don’t lose your glass slipper at midnight!

Don’t lose your glass slipper at midnight! Whilst life can feel like a ball, full of fun and promise, the day of retirement is looming somewhere ahead. When that income or salary stops, make sure you will be able to carry on rocking instead of being left on the...

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Mindful about Money

Mindful about Money

Mindful about Money Some people say money talks – it says ‘spend me spend me!’  Amusing as this may seem, most of us are not mindful about our money.  Money is certainly not everything in life, but like any other valuable resource on this planet, it’s a sin to...

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Think Yourself Poor

Think Yourself Poor

Think yourself poor We all have beliefs about money – influenced by parents, our friends, and society. These beliefs drive our behavior and sometimes we are left wondering what went wrong?  To avoid the pitfalls of poverty we need to make the right decisions and...

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