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Contact Number: 021-530 8500 / 083 445 3024
 
Address: 5 Long Place, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405
 
Website: https://www.crue.co.za

About

Craig Torr read for his B.Comm degree at Nelson Mandela University. He is a Certified Financial Planning® professional and is passionate about helping clients create sustainable wealth. Craig is a founding director and shareholder of Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd which he started in 2004 together with his wife, Sue. They have grown the business organically into the niche financial planning practice that it is today.

Company Info

Crue Invest is a fiercely independent, niche financial planning practice based in Pinelands, Cape Town. Crue Invest is one of only 14 companies that hold the FPI Approved Professional Practice™ accreditation. This accolade recognises that the practice meets the highest ethical standards in pursuance of the financial planning profession. It also reinforces that Crue Invest’s standards in terms of knowledge, expertise and ethical conduct are amongst the best in the country. 100% of the company’s advisers hold the CFP® designation. Crue Invest is a fee-based practice that aims to form life-long parterships with clients to create and protect their wealth.

Craig ON MONEYWEB  

What is the maximum I can increase my monthly pension payout to?

1 July 2020    34
The living annuity drawdown rules have been temporarily relaxed, allowing annuitants to adjust their drawdown rates to between 0.5% and 20% until September 30. ...

Should I withdraw my investments to invest in RSA retail savings bonds?

3 June 2020    145
You may find that your asset allocation in your current unit trust is appropriate to support your long-term needs. ...

Was the tax calculation on my pension withdrawal correct?

21 May 2020    85
You need to determine whether you've made any previous withdrawals that would have impacted how you've been taxed. ...

How should I tackle divorce debt on my pension fund?

12 May 2020    82
It is important to have a holistic view of your entire balance sheet before making a decision. ...

Which loan is best for home renovations?

30 April 2020    22
The choice will be driven by several factors. ...

Can I claim back for tax on my RA payout?

6 March 2020    36
No contributions to any tax-deductible investment product can result in you receiving tax back from Sars. ...

Do the default regulations allow me to transfer my pension fund?

24 July 2019    89
Yes – but consider investment fees, fund performance, risk tolerance and investment horizon. ...

Is it worth getting a loan in order to invest?

26 June 2019    24
A preferable solution would be to invest a monthly amount into a unit trust portfolio or your retirement fund. ...

Clients take money offshore for the wrong reasons

28 May 2019    1    15
Craig Torr, founding member of Crue Invest, on providing advice in the current environment. ...
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Craig's VIEWS  

Financial planning for the stay-at-home spouse

7 July 2020    11
The couple should decide at the outset how the household budget and money management will operate so as to avoid tensions and dispute. ...

How to spot an investment scam

29 June 2020    252
Steps you can take to verify any potential investment. ...

Seven habits of the financially independent

22 June 2020    258
Financially independent people exercise consistently sound decision-making by consulting widely. ...

Divorce: Important financial considerations

18 June 2020    56
Before signing a divorce settlement, be sure to get an independent advisor to prepare a comprehensive financial plan based on the terms of the settlement. ...

Estate planning: The role of your executor

9 June 2020    119
You need to appoint someone with the right set of skills to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. ...

The costs of caring for an aged parent

2 June 2020    15
Providing for the daily living and medical costs of your elderly parent – whether part or in full – can be enormously expensive. ...

How your marital regime affects your estate planning

26 May 2020    110
Your will needs to align with the rights and obligations that flow as a consequence of your marriage. ...

What has the coronavirus exposed about our finances?

18 May 2020    60
When it comes to laying bare the faults in our finances, the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly ruthless. ...

Critical financial questions currently being asked

13 May 2020    33
Should you can your medical aid, withdraw from your investments or stop contributions to your RA? ...

FAQ about wills, living wills and powers of attorney

11 May 2020    94
All you need to know if you’re contemplating updating your will, signing a living will or a power of attorney. ...

Planning your affairs: Simplicity, clarity and detail are important

5 May 2020    32
The more complicated you make your will, the greater the risk of errors, misinterpretation and unintended consequences. ...

How will we plan differently after Covid-19?

29 April 2020    110
Covid-19 has created a resounding case for having a well-diversified, long-term investment strategy. ...

Homeschooling: Ensure financial literacy is in your lockdown curriculum

20 April 2020    67
Lockdown provides the perfect opportunity to use every day, teachable moments to enhance our children’s financial literacy. ...

Recalibrating your budget during the coronavirus pandemic

17 April 2020    17
Err on the side of caution and create a six-month survival budget. ...

Covid-19: A case for couples to engage in joint financial planning

15 April 2020    22
If you do not have insight into each other’s financial affairs, a medical emergency or tragedy can blindside you financially. ...

Lessons from lockdown: What we’ve learnt about money

6 April 2020    119
What we previously thought of as basic necessities may now be regarded as luxuries. ...

Financial readiness in a healthcare emergency

31 March 2020    15
Just how prepared are you? ...

Coronavirus: strengthening your financial position in times of crisis

19 March 2020    97
Now is not the time to panic, but it is the time to act decisively. ...

Greed and fear: The enemies of your retirement plan

17 March 2020    36
Many investors succumb to greed and fear by trying to time the markets. ...

Life rights retirement villages: An investment in lifestyle

10 March 2020    180
Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of these retirement villages. ...

Why couples fight about money

3 March 2020    124
And how to resolve the conflict. ...

The lean years: Navigating your finances in your 40s

24 February 2020    29
16 things you need to consider in this decade. ...

Emigration: The costs of leaving South Africa

17 February 2020    847
18 not-so-obvious costs that you may want to consider before deciding on emigration. ...

Financial mistakes to avoid in your 50s

4 February 2020    612
With only a few years left before retirement, now is not the time to make financial errors. ...

Things you may wish you knew sooner about money

28 January 2020    569
Having debt can keep you awake at night, regardless of whether it's the good or bad kind. ...

Making sense of tax-free savings accounts

21 January 2020    222
A TFSA should be viewed as a long-term savings vehicle. ...

Retirement annuities: Tax-efficient, long-term investment vehicles

15 January 2020    122
RAs are exempt from tax on dividends and interest, and no capital gains tax is paid on investment growth. ...

An ongoing process: Teaching teenagers the value of money

3 January 2020    71
Teaching financial responsibility is one of the most important gifts you can give your teenager. ...

New Year’s resolutions worth considering

27 December 2019    34
Start the decade with some new financial goals. ...

8 gifts to give your children this festive season

17 December 2019    289
Gifts that money can't buy. ...

More than just piggy banks: Raising financially responsible children

9 December 2019    63
30 money lessons your child can benefit from. ...

Competing priorities: Financial advice for the sandwich generation

3 December 2019    18
Tips for those feeling trapped by the demands of multiple generations. ...

What’s the best financial advice you’ve ever been given?

25 November 2019    156
25 pearls of financial wisdom. ...

Christmas gifts for a prosperous new year

18 November 2019    19
Eight gift ideas that will have a positive influence on the receiver's financial life. ...

Direct your spend towards boosting the local economy this festive season

12 November 2019    10
10 ideas on how to spend your rands to help boost our local economy. ...

Black Friday: Buying all the things you didn’t know you needed

4 November 2019    83
Are we becoming slaves to an endless supply of created needs? ...

Balance your year-end budget

29 October 2019    6
10 tips to ensure that your budget doesn’t go on holiday this festive season. ...

Financial decisions that may come back to haunt you

24 October 2019    92
Some financial decisions can have far-reaching repercussions. ...

Understanding investment biases

21 October 2019    41
Cognitive and emotional biases may result in poor investment decisions. ...

What makes us spend too much?

14 October 2019    39
In a world of infinite choice, accepting that we can have anything we want but not everything we want can be tough. ...

Busting financial-planning jargon

10 October 2019    64
Various funds, policies, benefits and taxes explained. ...

Unseen threats to your retirement plan

7 October 2019    78
One of the single biggest threats to a couple’s retirement funding is adult children who continually ask to borrow money. ...

Ten habits of financially-independent people

2 October 2019    55
The role of human emotions in the context of financial planning should never be under-estimated. ...

Teaching our children about money

30 September 2019    21
Preparing one’s children for the responsibilities that come with adulthood is no easy task, especially when it comes to money management and personal finances. There is no doubt that a solid foundat ...

Robo versus human advisors

26 September 2019    14
Robo-advice can be a cost-effective way to invest if you know what you're paying for and what to expect in return. ...

Key steps to achieving financial freedom

25 September 2019    45
A look at the key milestones on this path. ...

What retirees worry about most

23 September 2019    96
Formal retirement has been identified as the tenth most stressful life event. ...

Planning for when you cannot speak for yourself

17 September 2019    16
An advance healthcare directive can be a particularly valuable document for families. ...

Useful estate planning tips

16 September 2019    112
Ensure your estate is would up quickly, with as little burden on your loved ones as possible. ...

Ten rules for successful investing

12 September 2019    85
Long-term investing in a short-term world. ...

What are your chances? Understanding the need for disability cover

10 September 2019    59
South Africans are hopelessly under-insured in respect of disability. ...

Age-appropriate money lessons for children

5 September 2019    125
Talking openly and honestly with children about money removes the mystery and makes money management part of everyday life. ...

Shake up your finances this spring

27 August 2019    44
Saving money will allow you to boost your investments, so it's worth the effort. ...

How to raise entrepreneurial children

22 August 2019    210
Fostering entrepreneurial skills at home means encouraging curiosity, independence and a willingness to figure things out on one’s own. ...

Retirement funding: what retirees regret most

19 August 2019    248
A huge regret by many is not having preserved their retirement funds when changing jobs or moving between employers. ...

What children’s books can teach us about money

14 August 2019    48
'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world' - The Hobbit. ...

Financial advice to my 25-year-old self

7 August 2019    166
Wealth is built slowly and deliberately, and has very little to do with the size of your first pay cheque. ...

The gender retirement gap

29 July 2019    37
A look at effective steps women can take to contain the seemingly-insurmountable gap. ...

Ten timeless money habits

22 July 2019    138
Living within your means is one of the most important financial concepts to understand, if you want to get ahead. ...

How we can all take #actionagainstpoverty this Mandela Day

18 July 2019    4
A lack of financial literacy and poor access to financial information results in many people owing large amounts of debt and making poor financial decisions. ...

9 reasons to engage the services of a financial planner

9 July 2019    59
As an independent and educated gauge, your advisor fulfils the important, and often indispensable, role of financial touchstone. ...

Financial considerations on divorce

19 June 2019    107
Twenty financial planning aspects to work through. ...

Ten life events that your adviser can guide you through

5 June 2019    50
When life happens: almost every significant life event has financial, tax or legal implications. ...

Choosing your retirement home

30 May 2019    125
Many retirees find themselves torn between buying section title, investing in a share block scheme or securing life rights to a unit. ...

You, me and money

29 May 2019    31
12 tips to making money work in your relationship. ...

It matters how you’re married

16 May 2019    158
Pros and cons of marriage in- and out of community of property. ...

Are you prepared for a financial ‘blackout’?

12 April 2019    149
While you can't cover every curveball, it's worth planning for these five eventualities. ...
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