The watch that wasn’t

The mind is an amazing thing. We can bury a memory deep inside our folds of grey matter and then one day, something comes along that makes it pop out as if it took place yesterday. I recently had one of these experiences, reading about a young lady whose fiancée had given her a ring…

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 same thing – shares, stocks, equities, are all one…

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 reflect and make some real changes that will allow us…

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 some extra cash. We start planning…

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 somewhere around 90 (it differs slightly for men vs women, but…

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 consequences are often devastating, both from an emotional and financial perspective. Where there are children involved, issues of…