Retirement: Women still at a disadvantage

Retirement: Women still at a disadvantage Here’s how women can improve their financial position in retirement. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past winner of the FPI Financial Planner of the Year competition and the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa …

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Retirement The best investment money can buy

Retirement: The best investment money can buy! The investment growth at a rate better than inflation, combined with the added tax benefits, make retirement funds the best investment you will ever make. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past winner of the FPI Financial Planner …

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Two major retirement reform proposals for 2022

Two major retirement reform proposals for 2022 The government has been progressively reforming and restructuring the savings and retirement legislative framework. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past winner of the FPI Financial Planner of the Year competition and the co-author of The Ultimate Guide …

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Ten threats to a financially secure retirement (Part 2)

Ten threats to a financially secure retirement (Part 2) In this second instalment on the threats to a secure retirement, we look at other factors that could hamper your opportunity to retire with a secure and adequate pension. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past …

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Ten threats to a financially secure retirement (Part 1)

Ten threats to a financially secure retirement (Part 1) Everyone longs for a financially secure retirement. But there are many risks and pitfalls that could jeopardise your chances of truly enjoying the fruits of your labour in retirement. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past …

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How costs can erode wealth creation in retirement

How costs can erode wealth creation in retirement Ever asked if you have saved enough for retirement? You should also ask whether the costs associated with your investments are eating into your savings. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past winner of the FPI Financial …

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Alternative investments to supplement your retirement can be a risky business

Alternative investments to supplement your retirement can be a risky business These investment options can be very rewarding but need extra care to decrease your risk and prevent the wipe-out of your hard-earned money. By  Martin de Kock (CFP®) – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers When it comes to investment options, investment choice is not a matter …

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The tax implications on your retirement should you move abroad

The tax implications on your retirement should you move abroad Have kids abroad or considering retirement on a Mediterranean island? Read this broad overview on tax implications when moving abroad. By  Martin de Kock (CFP®) – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers Recent events in South Africa have raised an important question for pensioners or would-be retirees planning …

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10 general rules for a secure retirement for women (Part 2)

10 general rules for a secure retirement for women (Part 2) To what extent should you make decisions on your retirement with your spouse? Read some of our thoughts on the best practices for financial planning for couples. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past …

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10 general rules for a secure retirement for women (Part 1)

10 general rules for a secure retirement for women (Part 1) These rules apply to both common law and same-gender relationships.   By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Wouter Fourie is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management.  He is past winner of the FPI Financial Planner of the Year competition and the co-author of The Ultimate …

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