Women and finance, How well do you know yourself financially

Women and finance: How well do you know yourself financially? The first step to becoming financially independent and wealthy is to know yourself. By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Management. Wouter Fourie is Past winner of the FPI Financial Planner of the Year competition and the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to …

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Personal finance Q&A’s

Personal Finance Q&A’s By Martin de Kock (CFP®) and editor of RSG geldsake Ryk van Niekerk   Martin de Kock spoke to Moneyweb’s editor Ryk van Niekerk and Nerina Visser to answer some of your questions concerning personal finances.  Some interesting questions and answers were raised, click here to listen (the podcast was recorded in …

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Maybe that mandatory retirement age is not so mandatory after all

Maybe that mandatory retirement age is not so mandatory after all Wouter Fourie (CFP®) Past winner of the FPI Financial Planner of the Year competition and the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa and, Secure your retirement – How to beat the effects of corruption, ratings downgrades and a global pandemic. …

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Keeping momentum during a crisis

Keeping momentum during a crisis By Wouter Fourie (CFP®) CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers It has certainly been a tough couple of months for both financial advisers and their clients. The time locked in at home drove many customers to the Internet and social media for guidance on what the future will hold. There …

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South Africa The 1% country

South Africa – The 1% country By Bruce Cameron• 7 July 2020   A recent presentation by a top financial planner highlights that if you’re concentrating on South Africa’s markets, you’re going to lose out on investment returns and global growth. Wouter Fourie, a top-flight financial planner, recently delivered a presentation on offshore investment at the first …

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Making a small business work

Making a small business work By  Martin de Kock – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers Making a small business, or any business, work is no mean feat. This became evident again when Edward Kieswetter, the commissioner of the SA Revenue Service, recently commented to media on the state of the economy. He said that small businesses will …

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Consider your older self before raiding pension

Consider your older self before raiding pension Are you in trouble during lockdown? Don’t touch your pension fund! By Wouter Fourie (CFP®), CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers, 2015/16 FPi financial planner of the year and co-author of The ultimate guide to retirement in South Africa South Africans have been in lockdown for long enough …

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Temporary changes to the drawdown rate on living annuities

Temporary changes to the drawdown rate on living annuities   As part of its wide-ranging tax relief measures, the government has offered pensioners the ability to change their drawdown rate for four months between 1 May and 31 August. For this period you can draw down as little as 0,5% and as much as 20% …

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Global Matters event to discuss mechanics of investing abroad

Global Matters event to discuss the mechanics of investing abroad Investing abroad can be daunting, but as South Africa only accounts for 1% of the global markets, it is a necessity. Over the last couple of weeks, our financial markets have been incredibly turbulent. At the same time, the rand has weakened significantly against major …

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