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November 27, 2020
Planning reduces anxiety
We don't plan because we fear the future. We plan because we realize we can enjoy today more by reducing the anxiety of tomorrow.
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November 17, 2020
Taking stock and talking stocks
Anyone with a mediocre knowledge of investing will be familiar with the term “stock”.
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November 15, 2020
Anxiety and our money
Most of us would gladly jump at the opportunity to have more money. Very few people are likely to say that they would prefer to have less money…
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October 16, 2020
Let food be thy medicine
Before fad diets and modern medicine, he recognised that food has the ability to keep us strong and healthy - both physically and mentally. A nutritious diet is fundamental to maintaining good health and well-being.
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November 3, 2020
The next best thing for investors...
Ray Dalio is an American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist who has served as co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates since 1985. As a thought leader and industry pioneer, he also founded the world’s largest hedge fund and firmly advocates that “diversification is a wonderful, mechanical, good way to reduce risk without reducing expected return."
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November 15, 2020
Who wants to save more?
This is not such an easy question to answer.Many of us may shoot up our hands, quickly realizing that what follows is a tough call-to-action:
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October 16, 2020
Why Mental Health needs our attention
The journey of developing your life can be challenging on your mind and overall well-being. Prioritising mental health can help us build the resilience we need to find fulfilment at work and in our personal relationships.
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October 20, 2020
The difference between Medical Aid, Medical Insurance and GAP Cover
It is easy to think that the terms Medical Aid, Medical Insurance and GAP Cover refer to the same thing. Although they all serve to help you afford medical care, there are some subtle differences.
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October 27, 2020
How much is enough?
Medical aid (including insurance products) contributions need to form part of our overall financial planning. Every year these products are adjusted slightly - both in how much they cost in monthly premiums and in what they cover. These increasing costs can feel burdensome and unnecessary to those who seldom use their medical cover, but they remain a crucial part of our financial planning.
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November 15, 2020
Pre-Lockdown vs Post-Lockdown Spending Trends
The largest factor in our wealth creation, and our wealth protection, is our behaviour. How we choose to save and how we choose to spend are the habits that will determine if we are able to grow our money over time, or if we will erode it over time.
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October 16, 2020
Markets don’t make you money
As creatures of habit, we ultimately become our own best friend, or our own worst enemy. This is why it’s important to be mindful of how our emotions affect our choices and influence our behaviour.
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November 15, 2020
Why we need losers in our portfolio
There is a strange behavioural effect where investors tend to sell winners early and hold onto losers for longer. You would think that investors would offload their losers as soon as possible...
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November 15, 2020
Stay abreast of your healthcare cover
Whilst October is Breast Cancer awareness month, cancer has become a disease that was touted in 2018 as the second leading cause of death. It's a tragedy that has most likely affected your family, and the families of your friends, colleagues and neighbours.
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November 15, 2020
Why hobbies help
Time is our greatest investment opportunity - we should invest the time that we have in a diverse portfolio of activities that will provide us with positive returns.Having a solid routine helps us to squeeze utility out of our time.
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September 9, 2020
Words that will make (or cost) you money Copy
Communication around your finances is crucial if you want to be more mindful and intentional around wealth creation.
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August 6, 2020
The impact of the economy on small businesses
In a 2018 article, Tim Davis (President of The UPS Store) said this of small businesses:
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August 6, 2020
What did you do with your first paycheck?
One thing we can always know for certain is the past; but with far less certainty, the future, and even ‘later today’…
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August 6, 2020
Lessons from the lighthouse
Here’s the thing about the lighthouse - it’s focus is always offshore. At the time of writing this article, the world is still flailing...
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August 6, 2020
Crack the ice ahead of you
Spring is around the corner - bringing newness, freshness and invigoration. After a long winter, it's easy to find your attitude has iced-over! Here's how to crack the ice going forward...
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August 6, 2020
Start marketing yourself
Before we can think of saving, spending and investing - we first need to make money. Almost everybody would accept more money...
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August 6, 2020
Don't spend based on other people's income
The practice of storytelling is ubiquitous among cultures all across the globe. Sometimes we seem to forget the power that a story...
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September 4, 2020
A level head saves skewed vision
As Nelson Mandela said, once we’ve climbed a great hill we only find that there are many more hills to climb. When you’re looking up or down the hill, it’s easy to have a skewed vision of what’s really going on.
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July 21, 2020
Investing amid uncertainty
Anything of any value takes time. Likewise, creating wealth is a long-term process.
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September 4, 2020
Words that will make (or cost) you money
Communication around your finances is crucial if you want to be more mindful and intentional around wealth creation.
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