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  • What you should know before investing offshore
  • By now, I assume, most investors would agree, having all your money invested in SA is a bad idea. Our low growth, unstable politics and a volatile currency are important considerations. However, the most important reason to invest offshore, is the local investment universe is simply too small. At less than 0.6% of global GDP, South Africa is simply too small to provide you with enough opportun... ››› more
  • [08 August 2019]
  • The ONLY six things that matter when you invest for real wealth
  • At a new year's party, a family member introduced me to a friend and mentioned to them that I work in the investment industry.   The guy leaned in and asked, “So what will the stock market do this year?”   To which I replied “There’s no way to be sure, and it’s not something I focus on when investing”   “How about the economy, will it grow again in 2019?... ››› more
  • [06 February 2019]
  • Five things to consider when purchasing your next property
  • When you first decide to invest in a property the excitement pumps you up. Your heart starts racing, you already see the cash rolling in… But before your ambitions run away with your good judgement you should take a step back and evaluate whether the property you're looking to invest in will provide you with growth - or is it a cash-trap that'll suck your wallet dry. What to look for in ... ››› more
  • [15 December 2016]
  • 7 reasons why I look to the South African Investor to build and protect my wealth
  • Investing in South Africa today is proving to be a challenge for even the best investors. We have to deal with constant attacks to our investment capital. Scam artists, investment fees, taxes, increasing cost of living as well as political decisions both local and internationally all seem to be aligned to do one thing, eat away at the wealth we are trying so hard to build. The current situ... ››› more
  • [06 July 2016]
  • What today's budget means for you
  • Earlier today, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene gave his first full budget speech. So what impact will today's budget have on you and your pocket? Let's take a closer look… The fuel price will rise 80.5c thanks to levy hikes Over recent months, motorists have benefitted from the falling oil price. This has resulted in significant cuts to the fuel price. But the finance minister took... ››› more
  • [25 February 2015]
  • What happened at Nene's debut mini budget?
  • This afternoon, recently appointed finance minister Nhlanhla Nene gave his first medium-term budget. So what did the finance minister's mini budget contain? It detailed how he plans to cut government spending and it contained some bad news on the tax front for South Africans. Let's take a closer look… The finance minister is set on cutting costs and boosting revenue to the government... ››› more
  • [22 October 2014]
  • Tips for choosing the right tax practitioner
  • Filing your annual tax return is quite a challenge and most people seek the services of a tax professional who can do all the work for them. It's important to make a smart, carefully researched decision when choosing a tax professional to file your tax return and keep you informed about the latest changes in tax laws. Here are some tips for choosing the right tax practitioner in times of ne... ››› more
  • [29 July 2014]
  • Illegal cigarettes cost the government billions in lost taxes
  • With about a third of South Africans smoking, the cigarette market is a lucrative one. Estimates suggest that one in three cigarettes smoked in the country is illegal. This is costing the government billions in lost taxes. Let's take a closer look at the issue… The illegal cigarette trade is booming Every year sees the illegal production of “about 8 billion cigarettes” in South Africa, ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Share Trading Calculator (Claim your FREE tool!)
  • This FREE share trading tool will help you calculate, with trading costs, how many shares you should buy. You'll see how many shares you'll need to buy to make sure you make a profit, should the share price go up. Here it is! Click here now to claim your Share Trading Calculator!  Always keep in mind, “Wisdom yields Wealth” ... ››› more
  • [29 April 2014]
  • How you can still make a loss when you buy low, sell high!
  • The most frustrating thing when it comes to trading stocks is when you buy low, sell high and still end up making a pitiful loss! You see, majority of stock traders out there are still making a very BIG mistake when it comes to trading. They simply don't consider the profit-sucking costs they have to pay. So today, I'm going to make sure this doesn't happen to you! And at the end, I'm... ››› more
  • [29 April 2014]
  • Two resolutions to boost your finances in 2014
  • With the New Year here, it can be easy to concentrate on making resolutions that are personal in nature: Stop smoking, drink less, eat less chocolate, etc. But you should also take the opportunity to address your finances. Read on to uncover two resolutions to boost your finances in 2014… To kick start you getting your financial house in order, here are a couple of pointers to get you started,... ››› more
  • [07 January 2014]
  • As government jumps the gun, you could end up paying even more for electricity!
  • Government's latest moves will cost you and millions of others in South Africa! The South African government has always been an over achiever when it comes to taxation. But government is so keen to implement its new carbon taxes by January 2015, it hasn't thought them through properly. In fact, steel producer ArcelorMittal SA warned that government's move would cost the company R600 million a y... ››› more
  • [22 August 2013]
  • Avoid these mistakes to easily save on tax
  • When it comes to tax, no-one wants to pay more tax than they have to. By asking yourself some questions, you can work out whether you might be paying too much. Read on to find out how you can save on tax… Most people could easily save on the amount of money they hand over to the taxman. Where are you paying too much tax? Ask yourself these questions, you could be making mistakes without ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2013]
  • As a landlord, make sure you factor in these costs…
  • When it comes to being a landlord, you'll have other costs to pay on top of your bond payments. Read on to find out what other costs you could be liable for… As a landlord, make sure you know all the costs that you could have to pay while renting out your property. Four costs you’ll have to cough up when you rent your property out On top of the payments due on any loan you have on the ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2013]
  • Four bad habits that are ruining your chance at building wealth - and how to break them
  • Habits are one of the most powerful forces that drive what we say and do. So don't let your bad habits ruin your chance at building huge wealth. Read on and find out how to break the four most common bad money habits and get on the gravy train to easy riches… Did you know that up to 60% of the things you do every day are automatic, habit driven actions? That’s right! You don’t even thin... ››› more
  • [12 July 2013]



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