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Contact Number: 021-5308500
 
Address: Crue House, 5 Long Place, Pinelands, 7405
 
Website: https://www.crue.co.za

About

Gareth holds a B.Comm degree from the University of South Africa and is a Certified Financial Planning® professional. He is a director and shareholder at Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd, and is driven to provide the highest level of advice and service to his clients. His expertise lies in investment planning, risk protection, business succession planning and employee benefits solutions.

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.

Gareth ON MONEYWEB  

What’s the most tax-efficient way to build wealth through property?

17 March 2021    6    614
Personal ownership, a trust, or company: there are certain advantages and disadvantages in how you structure your portfolio. ...

Is my one-third payout from a RA protected from creditors?

16 February 2021    43
Once funds are withdrawn, they are no longer governed by the Pension Fund Act and therefore don't enjoy protection from creditors. ...

Is it advisable to invest in crowd farming?

27 January 2021    5    69
As with any other investment, it is important to fully understand the risks involved. ...

Can I set up a trust fund to pay for my mentally impaired child’s needs?

19 November 2020    22
And can I choose a non-profit organisation as trustee of the fund? ...

Do we have recourse against Ecsponent-punting brokers?

2 October 2020    2    69
There are several possible steps: lodge a complaint with the brokers. If the outcome's unsatisfactory, approach the ombud. If the loss exceeds R800 000, consider instituting a civil claim. ...

If a minor inherits immovable property, can it be managed by their guardian?

9 September 2020    46
And how many immovable properties can be bequeathed without needing to pay transfer duty? ...

Is the value of a living annuity included in the calculation of executors’ fees?

30 July 2020    52
The only instance where such fees may be charged is where no beneficiary is nominated to the living annuity. ...

For tax purposes, can I set up a shelf company to buy property?

21 July 2020    142
Should the shelf company generate an income from the investment property, it will be deemed an active trading company. ...

Can I use the annual CGT exemption to lower tax at the end of my investment term?

8 July 2020    63
Using your annual capital gain exclusion should be done within the context of your investment horizon and your personal income tax liability. ...

How can I repay my home loan more quickly?

4 June 2020    374
Settling your other debt could free additional cash flow, which can then go towards your home loan. ...

Why are loan requirements for commercial property so onerous?

14 May 2020    31
And where can I find other solutions to gear my commercial property? ...

Should I continue with my home purchase after lockdown?

22 April 2020    94
In the current environment you may find that it comes within the price range of more buyers, but there are a number of factors to consider. ...

Does the asset allocation in my investment portfolio make sense?

4 March 2020    48
Understanding your investment objectives is the first step. ...

What’s keeping clients up? Debt, debt and more debt

26 July 2019    2    41
Crue Invest director Gareth Collier on cutting debt, savings tips, succession planning and why schools must teach financial literacy. ...

Should I invest a lump sum or contribute monthly?

22 July 2019    78
The amount of time you spend in the market and the frequency with which you invest are two important factors to consider. ...
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Gareth's VIEWS  

Advice for first-time home buyers

19 April 2021    17
Navigating the world of property and property finance for the first time can be daunting. ...

The practical realities of death: Winding up a deceased estate

12 April 2021    1    99
The winding-up process can be lengthy, cumbersome, and bureaucratic. ...

The impact of your marriage contract on your financial planning

31 March 2021    147
The legal consequences flowing from your marriage contract affect your estate structuring, tax obligations, maintenance obligations, debt, etc. ...

Financial planning in your 40s

26 March 2021    138
Some common mistakes to avoid. ...

Financial planning for single parents of special needs children

2 March 2021    23
Single-handedly parenting children with special needs requires special planning around the financial needs of both the parent and the child. ...

What to consider when investing indirectly offshore

23 February 2021    50
The decision to invest some of your funds offshore should always be taken as part of your overall investment strategy. ...

10 ways to maximise the benefits of your tax-free savings account

15 February 2021    8    176
The tax benefits of TFSAs are indisputable. ...

Retirement fund harmonisation: your questions answered

2 February 2021    216
The latest Taxation Laws Amendment Bill is set to come into effect on 1 March 2021. ...

Calculating your estate duty

26 January 2021    1    149
Estate duty taxes the transfer of wealth or assets from the deceased’s estate to the beneficiaries. ...

Donations and exemptions

10 December 2020    1    47
Understand the tax implications of giving and receiving donations. ...

Your 2021 resolutions depend on the financial decisions you make now

30 November 2020    11
If you really want to make headway with your finances, now is the time to start getting serious. ...

How single parents can protect themselves financially

24 November 2020    17
Mechanisms that single parents can use to strengthen their financial positions. ...

Offshore investing: incorporating global diversification into your investment strategy

19 November 2020    38
Global diversification is really just another way to achieve a well-balanced portfolio. ...

Living annuities: Your questions answered

12 November 2020    56
Choosing a living annuity is a decision you cannot afford to get wrong. ...

Top 15 things you can do today that your future self will thank you for

22 October 2020    20
Avoid having those ‘should’ve, could’ve, would’ve’ moments later on life. ...

Dread disease cover: How does it work, and do you need it?

6 October 2020    29
If there's a family history of a specific illness you're concerned about, check the fine print. ...

20 simple steps that will fortify your financial position

17 September 2020    2    45
What to do when your finances are in a somewhat tenuous position. ...

Your first child: how to update your financial plan

10 September 2020    36
A breakdown of the expenses that need to be taken into account when preparing for your child’s arrival. ...

Financial planning in your 60s: Beware of making these mistakes

3 September 2020    61
This decade leaves little room for error. ...

Retrenchment: What are my retirement fund options?

20 August 2020    125
Factors to consider when making your decision. ...

Money questions that marrying couples should tackle

4 August 2020    1    133
Before getting married, talk to each other openly about money and how it will form part of your relationship going forward. ...

Major money mistakes couples make

21 July 2020    2    192
Money is the number one reason that couples fight. ...

Retrenchment: The dos and don’ts

6 July 2020    149
Steps you can actively take to protect your financial position and chart a way forward. ...

Understanding the costs involved in buying a property

2 July 2020    317
There are a number of layers of costs involved, with most of them being for the buyer’s account. ...

Risk cover: Consider these tools to protect yourself

11 June 2020    46
These products all come at a price, and it’s often difficult to prioritise what cover you need and how much. ...

A living will: Your questions answered

4 June 2020    26
A living will can serve to speak for you when your voice is silenced.  ...

Difficult money conversations

27 May 2020    22
Discussions you should be having with your parents, children and friends. ...

Life-limiting illness: Important financial and legal considerations

21 May 2020    30
Living with the reality of a terminal illness creates a more urgent focus on several important affairs. ...

Understanding your retirement home options

12 May 2020    67
Including the pros and cons you need to consider. ...

Your risk cover and Covid-19

30 April 2020    25
A look at insurance in the context of the coronavirus. ...

Charitable giving as part of your financial plan

23 April 2020    11
A structured approach to supporting charities will strengthen your financial position. ...

Legacy documents to help your family in the event of tragedy

7 April 2020    35
From an Advance Healthcare Directive to a digital will, these documents will prove useful to your loved ones. ...

21 things to do this lockdown

30 March 2020    171
Now is a great time to tighten up your finances and organise your financial life. ...

Bulletproof budgeting: Creating a budget that can take the hits

23 March 2020    39
Having a solid budget is the first step towards creating sustainable, long-term wealth. ...

Making money work in (and for) your relationship

9 March 2020    43
Managing your financial affairs as a unified team can help to fortify your finances. ...

Your first job? Now’s the time to fortify your finances

25 February 2020    23
21 things you can do to get a better handle of your money. ...

Investment basics: Answers to common questions

20 February 2020    43
Seven burning investment questions answered. ...

Why you shouldn’t spend money this Valentine’s Day

13 February 2020    28
This celebration is really just an attempt to make you part with your hard-earned money. ...

Checklist: Things to do before the end of the tax year

27 January 2020    203
Ensure you've taken all steps possible to reduce your overall tax liability. ...

Retirement annuities: Answers to frequently asked questions

23 January 2020    220
You can stop contributing to a unit trust RA at any time, without any fees or penalties. ...

Upsizing your home: Beware the associated costs

10 January 2020    44
If you're selling your primary residence and the profit from the sale is above R2 million, 40% of the net capital gain is added to your annual taxable income. ...

How to become a saving specialist

12 December 2019    105
Making saving a habit and not a chore. ...

When to review your life cover

19 November 2019    24
Over and above an annual review, life cover should be reassessed at every significant life stage and in the event of certain changes. ...

Fact or fallacy: Making sense of some money myths

11 November 2019    23
Money myths, if believed, can set us on the wrong path and ultimately cost us money. ...

How to identify a Ponzi scheme

30 October 2019    186
Eight red flags to look out for. ...

Understanding pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing

16 October 2019    233
How they work, how to spot one and questions to ask before signing up. ...

Dread disease cover is a truly living benefit

7 October 2019    48
What it covers, how much it costs and how it works. ...

How you can save tax on school fees

6 September 2019    1448
There's an often-overlooked tax relief option in the Income Tax Act. ...

Daily, monthly and yearly financial habits

29 August 2019    28
We are what we repeatedly do, and our financial position today is likely to be a reflection of our cumulative spending habits and money decisions. ...

The fundamentals of investing

15 August 2019    46
A portfolio should balances investment risk with investment returns, to achieve a more favourable result over your investment horizon. ...

How your group life cover and personal insurance work together

5 August 2019    64
It's important to determine whether your group life cover is approved or unapproved as tax may affect the quantum of the final payout. ...

How to make the most of the latest interest rate cut

21 July 2019    256
Keep home loan and vehicle repayments unchanged. ...

Destroy your debt in 10 (not-so-easy) steps

17 July 2019    149
It's important to understand the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad debt’. ...

The benefits of a multi-manager

8 July 2019    11
A multi-manager strategically allocates a client’s capital to carefully-selected funds in line with the agreed investment mandate. ...
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