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Instant gratification, future regret, and one way to strike a balance

Saving and investing needn’t feel like a drag. Understanding why it can, and what to do about it, can change the trajectory of your life.

A good financial advisor ‘eats their own cooking’

'It’s really shocking how few people have a proper will in place' - Andre Basson, Brenthurst Wealth Management.

Combatting longevity and sequence risk in retirement

How to guard against the two.

Commandments of a Cheapskate: The grand finale

Trying to escape the craziness of the wedding industry unscathed.

Help! A young person’s experience of looking for car insurance

Why car insurance premiums for young people are so high and how you can negotiate a better price.

How much is enough?

Three steps to achieving financial freedom.

The best way to finance your car

Six financing scenarios for a vehicle priced at R200 000 show how short-term ease of repayment can translate into substantial pain later.

The three factors that will determine your future wealth

The keys to any financial plan.

Vehicle finance: The cost of balloon-payment contracts

They allow for lower monthly payments, but the ‘residual value’ – the portion of the capital amount of the loan that will be paid later – can hit where it hurts.

What it takes to ‘retire’ at 45: Part 2

There are some important takeaways from the FIRE movement, whether you think financial independence at a young age is a realistic goal or not.

Retirement saving needs to start sooner than you think

Save first, then spend.

Second hand goes the distance

But make sure you know the difference between a warranty and a service or maintenance plan.

Accessing your RA in the case of a permanent disability

It is possible to retire early from a fund if you can present medical evidence.

Developed markets winning the race

‘Your job as an advisor is to find the best possible investment opportunity for your client. You have no obligation to be loyal to the local market,’ says Mduduzi Luthuli.

Top tips to secure your financial future

Starting your savings plan the right, less painful way.



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