5 CHARACTER TRAITS EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR

Every employer looks for different experiences and skillsets in their workers. But while your professional background is important, your character “will have the greatest impact on whether you get the job you want,” said Brian Tracy, author of “Earn What You’re Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market”. Regardless of the industry in […]

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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 MAINTENANCE OBLIGATIONS AFTER YOUR PASSING

When does the obligations to pay maintenance to children, surviving spouse and/or former spouse end? This is a vital consideration often overlooked with estate planning and drafting of Wills. Failure to make the necessary arrangements may lead to disputes over your estate. According to South African law, parents are required to support their children until […]

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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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A GUIDE TO WORKING REMOTELY

As the world of work evolves to meet people’s changing needs – made easier by the rise of high-speed internet and “free” Wi-Fi connectivity – working out of the office is fast becoming the new normal. This newfound “freedom” may be tough for some employees to adjust to, particularly where their role requires them to be […]

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