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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5 MYTHS ABOUT WILLS

Everyone of working age should have a Will. But many of us shy away from it, using a bunch of excuses. In reality, it’s the thought of death that puts most of us off taking this incredibly important financial step. MYTH 1 – I DON’T NEED A WILL, I’M STILL YOUNG This is one of […]

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COUNTER OFFERS – YAR OR NAY?

Whatever your reasons for wanting to part ways with your current employer, if your employer decides to make you a counter-offer when you resign, should you take it? Well, this all depends on your reasons for wanting to leave in the first place. If your reasons centre around more money or responsibilities, then you should refrain from accepting the […]

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INVESTMENT LIFE STAGES

I cannot believe that we are in May already – goodness where did the time go?! The first three months of this year have been challenging – and I struggled to keep my head above water. Work, in particular, became extremely demanding; and trying to manage studies, family and a personal life became an uphill battle. After a 3 month break (coupled with low activity […]

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EXECUTORS AND THE DIGITAL AGE

In the not-so-distant past, information/documentation pertaining to a deceased’s affairs was easily accessible; which made it relatively straight forward for an Executor to reconstruct the affairs of the deceased person. I remember quite distinctly, back in 2010 while working as an assistant to an Executor for a major bank, grieving family members would walk into our offices […]

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