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Aiden Sookdin, Editorial Contributor, Real Wealth

  • How using Uber could save you R5,490.19 every month
  • If you've been thinking of buying a new car, think again. Buying a new car is generally a bad investment because it depreciates in value quickly and has high monthly costs. Like most bad investments you make, the decision to buy a new car is ultimately driven by your emotions. You want to be the envy of your colleagues, friends and family pulling up in a spanking new vehicle. Slick car... ››› more
  • [04 October 2016]
  • Read this before you rush out and buy an Uber car
  • Uber is no doubt one of the most convenient and cost effective transport solutions in the country right now. As an avid Uber user myself, I've never waited more than five minutes for the driver to pick me up once I make the booking on the user friendly app. The car is always clean, the driver is always friendly and I've never had an incident where I was unhappy with the service. It's safe... ››› more
  • [27 September 2016]
  • The best way to get into the Chinese stock market for long-term gains
  • With a booming population and an ever growing investment market, China overtook the US as the world's largest recipient of foreign capital investments. Official statistics from China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) show foreign direct investment (FDI) into China reaching $35.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016. That's a 4.5% increase from the same period in 2015. The US economy fell from its po... ››› more
  • [06 September 2016]
  • The “fools” guide to passive income - How to make money while you sleep
  • I've spent days, weeks and even months researching all sorts of crazy passive income ideas. One thing that I've learnt is that it really is possible to make money while you sleep. To create streams of passive income, you should spend very little time setting up the income stream and sit back and watch as your bank account grows. It really is possible. Passive income is not a dream or a my... ››› more
  • [30 August 2016]
  • Two experts who predicted the 2008 crash are predicting a crash in 2016
  • Only eight years ago, the global financial markets went through one of the worst events in the history of formalised trading. In 2008, the American property bubble burst. In less than a week, investors around the world lost their retirement savings, homes and investments. The impact of the crisis quickly spread across the globe as billions were wiped out of the market. The Jerome Levy Fore... ››› more
  • [25 August 2016]
  • The easiest and safest way you can start earning passive income today
  • Imagine this... It's Monday morning. The sun is peeping over the horizon, you're sipping on a cup of coffee waiting for seven ‘o clock to arrive. You need to hit the road. You pull out of your driveway and watch the stream of cars head into the city. A smile drifts over your face because you're driving in the opposite direction. You're leaving town, hitting the open road. The ocean is ca... ››› more
  • [04 August 2016]
  • Three ways to tap into increasing rental property demand today
  • Right now there's a shift happening in the South African property investment space that's perfect if you're a property investor that wants to get your money into the rental property game. Demand for buying property is falling quickly and more people are looking to rent property right now. This is because the weakening rand, banks tightening their lending criteria and the general increase in co... ››› more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • If you thought you couldn't profit from B-BBEE - Think again...
  • Thankfully, things have changed since the dark days of apartheid. The investment markets are certainly not racist, sexist or homophobic. If you have enough money, you can invest in anything you want. But the successes you achieve in the investment markets are based on the strategies you use, the opportunities you see and the risks that you avoid. With that in mind, I want to introduce you to ... ››› more
  • [11 July 2016]
  • Invest in the world's most powerful economy with just R100 a month
  • When the results of the Brexit referendum came on Friday 24 June 2016, the rand fell more than 8% against the dollar. This was the biggest fall against the American currency since 2008. The international impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union is making it difficult for investors to figure out what to invest in next. If you're feeling confused, there is one market that still o... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Do you make this classic first-time investor mistake?
  • Every week I chat to my cousin in Cape Town. We usually start off speaking about family politics and end up debating money and investing. Now, since he's been running a successful transport company in the Western Cape, he's been starting to invest a lot more of his cash. Usually, he makes relatively solid investment decisions, but this week, he made a classic investment blunder. He dec... ››› more
  • [23 June 2016]
  • Why you should lend the government money
  • It's simple, lending money to government is a guaranteed income bearing investment. Most investors fail to recognise the value in this form of investing. Yet, it's hugely important if you want to bank more than just capital profits on your investments. If you lend money to someone, you want to know that you're lending it to a person who can pay it back, along with the interest you charge. ... ››› more
  • [15 June 2016]
  • Everything you MUST know about tax and your investments
  • If you've been acting on the share recommendations the FSPInvest team delivers every month in publications like The South African Investor, Real Wealth and Red Hot Penny Shares, then you're probably making handsome investment returns right now. Soon, these investment returns will spark interest from SARS, and soon they'll come knocking asking for their share of your profits. Your broker is... ››› more
  • [09 June 2016]
  • Don't let the “hottest tip” of the year leave you penniless
  • Yesterday I got an unexpected SMS from my cousin in Cape Town. She told me about a friend who sent her the “hottest” investment tip of the year so far. She asked me to urgently check my email to confirm this, because she only had a few hours to buy into the share. When I checked the email, I got a bit of a fright. She wasn't the only person in the thread. More than 300 people received ... ››› more
  • [02 June 2016]


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