Rental property vs investing

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Stacking one investment type up against the other In this precarious investment climate it is always important to do the necessary research to determine the best strategy for you. Each person’s investment plan should be tailored to their circumstances and all aspects should be considered before investing. This is according to Lana Visser, financial planner at Fiscal Private Client Services. …

DIY Investing and the value of financial advice

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Do-it-yourself (DIY) investing in South Africa has surged in popularity – especially over the last 12 months. Cost-effective online trading and investment platforms, like EasyEquities, is one of the key-drivers behind this trend.  According to the interim results published by Purple Group, the owner of EasyEquities, platform assets grew to R26.9 billion – a year-on-year increase of 70.3%. EasyEquities now …

With the world on fast-forward we cannot afford to be left behind. We need new social contracts that bring new options and better solutions

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When will our lives get back to normal? They won’t, because normal was the problem. Our lives function on social contracts between citizens and their government. These are broken. They have been for a while. It has nothing to do with the coronavirus. This has been developing for a few years. The world needed change on many fronts. The pandemic …

Old-gen vs new-gen RAs, and why they matter

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An old-generation retirement annuity fund (RA), which is policy based, is vastly different from a new-generation unit-trust based RA. Abdallah Moosa, a planner and actuary at Cape Town-based wealth management company Fiscal Private Client Services, says RAs fall under the category of retirement funds (including pension and provident funds).https://6b793fb1412da224cba5baa6a5972065.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html “They are essentially a ‘personal retirement fund’, and contributions are typically …

How to review our companies and strategies for the post-pandemic world

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By Andrew Bradley 15 Nov 2020  The Covid-19 pandemic is unquestionably a health crisis. That said, just focusing on the health aspects of the virus is too narrow a perspective. There is a lot more going on than a healthcare challenge. The most recent global crisis before this pandemic – the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008 – was labelled a financial …