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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ESTATE PLANNING SIMPLIFIED

Creating a comprehensive estate plan to deal with your assets and provide for your loved ones after your death is an important financial duty. Most of us cannot bear the thought of death, however you owe it to yourself and your family to plan ahead now for the distribution of your assets upon the unfortunate […]

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WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

A few years ago, my colleagues and I coined the phrase “Where there’s a Will, there’s a way…”, this in effort to add some fun and enthusiasm to that year’s Wills campaign – not only for the team, but for our clients as well. Having a Will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for […]

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THERE’S VIRTUE IN REST

I survived my first week back at work – phew! DID YOU KNOW: Studies have shown that if people don’t take regular vacations, they are eight times more likely to suffer from depression and have a 50% higher chance of heart disease?! I recently took a much-needed break from work, and oh – it was necessary! […]

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