PENSION FUNDS AND DIVORCE

In my line of work and through my studies, I get exposed to so many different dynamics around Family Law; which really stimulate my brain. I am therefore always quite keen to share such information with my peers – in particular, the females in my circle. _________________________________________________________________________ If you and your spouse are married in community […]

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THE ROLE OF AN EXECUTOR – DECEASED ESTATES

Most of us cannot bear the thought of death, especially that of a loved one. The role of an executor is often misunderstood, largely by the family members that are left to pick up the pieces after the unfortunate death of a loved one. During your lifetime, you will acquire assets and build up liabilities which will eventually form […]

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PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

In a previous post I shared how, we as women, can economically emancipate ourselves, despite the challenges we still face as women in corporate South Africa (e.g.: The gender pay gap.) A recent report on retirement readiness in South Africa reveals that a majority of women do not have a retirement plan, suggesting that the […]

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YOUR MATRIMONIAL REGIME AND YOUR FINANCES

Your marital status and Matrimonial regime impacts on almost every aspect of your estate and financial planning. Before we delve any deeper, let’s discuss the marital regimes in South Africa. There are basically only two marital regimes in terms of South African Law: In community of property; or Out of community of property with application of […]

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