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Share this! What to ask when choosing an RA by LAURA DU PREEZ from Business live Choice of retirement annuity products is wide and confusing   February is a good time to re-assess the tax savings you can achieve from contributing to a retirement fund. You may want to check whether you can save by…

Share this! You can be debt-free Tips to keep debt from swallowing your hard-earned money By  Martin de Kock – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers Many of us believe that the idea of being debt-free is a pipe-dream, an unachievable feat we think of now and then. It can be done. You must just want it badly…

Share this! How to invest for retirement when you earn a small salary Five simple elements – and you’ll have a sound strategy for the rest of your life. By  Wouter Fourie (CFP®) A successful savings strategy can start with a small monthly amount. Successful investing is not about how much you save in rand value…

Share this! Die belangrikheid van Mediese fonds Mediese dekking is deesdae baie duur en baie mense skeep hierdie belangrike aspek af ten voordeel van ander uitgawes. In die meegaande potgooi gesels Wouter Fourie met RSG Rand en Sent se Suzaan Steyn oor sy onlangse mediese krisis en hoe belangrik ‘n mediese fonds is. Wouter verduidelik…

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 2015/16…

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…

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…

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…