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Share this! Saving for your children’s education By Martin de Kock (CFP®) and Inge Lamprecht (RSG)   Back to school month is often a jolt back to reality. It is a month when many parents realise they may never be able to save enough for their children’s education. Martin de Kock gives some sound advice chatting…

Share this! Wouter Fourie makes the Global IA Top 100   Dear Client We are delighted to inform you that Wouter Fourie, the managing director of Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers, was named one of Independent Adviser’s Global Top 100 Individuals. This singular accolade follows a number of years during which Wouter made headlines as the…

Share this! Ascor® once again crowned as the cream of the financial adviser crop Consistency paves the way to success, as Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers has once again proven by being voted South Africa’s best independent financial adviser practice. Ascor®, the Pretoria-based independent wealth manager, scooped three out of the six awards at the 2018 International…

Share this!Why you deserve the best financial planner The decision to take ownership of your goals and start saving in the first place is where most people fail. By  Wouter Fourie – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers The relevance of using a financial planner and the role he or she plays is something that is questioned by…

Share this! Finansiële beplanning-konferensie in London Suzanne Steyn van Rand en Sent op RSG het met Wouter Fourie gesels oor die finansiële beplannings-konferensies wat hy onlangs in London bygewoon het. Beleggingskenners in Europa en Amerika is dit eens dat die risiko vir ‘n ressessie in hulle ekonomieë noukeurig dopgehou moet word. Wouter sê Suid Afrikaanse beleggers…

Share this! Current markets can be a scary place By  Martin de Kock (CFP®) – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers With two months to go before the year comes to a screeching halt, the current downward movement in markets has led to investors’ emotions ranging from concern to outright anxiety. The markets have declined as follows: S&P…

Share this! Five retirement myths   Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers   It’s best not to bank on working past 65 or making a huge profit on selling your house. Plan for unforeseen circumstances.  It’s never too late: a small amount of capital at retirement can improve your options. Retiring today is not the…

Share this! The best investment a parent can ever make Start saving for your child’s tertiary studies as early as possible, to take advantage of the effect of compounding. By  Martin de Kock (CFP®) Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers   Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘Investment in education pays the best interest.’ Unfortunately, many learners leaving school will…

Share this! Wenke vir Entrepreneurs om te spaar vir aftreebeplanning deur Martin de Kock (CFP®) en Ryk van Niekerk   Entrepreneurs woeker met hul talente in die werkplek, maar hul sukkel dikwels om dieselfde drif en insig te toon wanneer dit kom by aftreebeplanning. Dié entrepreneurs dink dikwels hul besighede sal ná aftrede steeds vir hulle…

Share this!   Click the left top play button to select: New Retirement thinking – Sept 2018 part 2   Click the left top play button to select: New Retirement thinking – Sept 2018 part 2 Offshore property investment as an asset Part 2 Listen to part 2 of the fascinating discussion about offshore property…