Category: Publications

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! 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! Tax season 2018 has started What do I need to know as a provisional and non-provisional taxpayer? By  Martin de Kock – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers The 2018 tax season for individual taxpayers commenced on July 1. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) surprised taxpayers by bringing the deadline for tax submissions for non-provisional individual…

Share this! Ways to maintain your income when you can’t work Income-protection disability cover that pays a monthly income is the best match to replace your income and should include temporary disability cover 19 AUGUST 2018 – 00:00 CHARLENE STEENKAMP   A staggering 70% of South Africans will, in their lifetime, have a disability that will…

Share this! Dalk is jy nie so ‘n goeie belegger nie Deur Wouter Fourie in Rapport Wat is jou beleggings persoonlikheid? Is jy skrikkerig vir verandering en dus hou jy té lank aan ‘n belegging vas, selfs al verloor jy geld? Of is jy, soos meeste van ons ’n tropdier, wat agter die nuutste en…

Share this! The ultimate guide to retirement now on shelves Are you prepared for retirement? Wouter Fourie (CFP®   Retire Right, the definitive guide to retirement and retirement planning in South Africa, has been rewritten and updated as The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa and is now available in bookstores and online as an eBook….

Share this! Congratulations, Carla Briers Awarded national top student of board exam SAIPA At Ascor, we sure know how to pick them. Or perhaps they know how to pick us! Carla Briers, one of our team members in the Accounting department, was just named the national top student in the May 2018 sitting of the…