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Investing masterclass: Four tips for the long game

When it comes to coffee-shop conversations, little is said about the long game in the investment space – it’s often about which asset manager did well this year, what outperformed everything else in the last quarter… etc. But, if you’re an investor, chances are high that you’re saving for future events that have a five-year-plus event-horizon (as we all should!). Here are four thoughts for investors looking to improve their long-term results. If you’re feeling shaky […]

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Covering cancer in your senior years

One of the less-pleasant facts to face about life in your 60s, 70s and 80s is the fact that you’re more likely to have health issues. The biggest and most expensive, if you read the claims statistics by insurers out there, is definitely cancer. However, there is good news to be had here, even for those in their advanced years. The good news Fortunately, medicine and research has advanced dramatically and the ‘big C’ has been […]

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Investing in your health

It’s a well-known and accepted fact that the best time to plant a tree was twenty-years ago! It’s easy to look back and wish we’d started or learnt something years previously, being able to see how it could have benefited us in the long run. It follows, then, that if we didn’t start something years ago, and we wish we had… the second-best time to start is now. This is how we start to create and […]

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Earning more isn’t the answer

When it comes to building your wealth, it’s not about how much you make, it’s about how you work with what you have. You do not need a larger paycheck, you only need to invest and use your money wisely. Yes, more money gives you a larger budget to work from but that simply needs increased consideration. Here are some tips that will make it easier to build your wealth, even if you do not have […]

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Ways of coping under pressure

We have all at times felt out of control when given more than we can handle. Everyone has a different way of dealing with life’s pressures; some cope better than others, yet most people struggle to do even the simplest of tasks when faced with too much to handle. Here are a few simple tips that can help you regain your focus and get through your demanding routine at times of being overwhelmed. Take time out […]

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The Power of Focus

What do predators and successful people share in common? Five letter word starting with F. Focus is the differentiator that separates successful people from the rest of the pack. We all have the ability to find the sweet spot once in a while for brief periods of time, yet how often do we lose focus and revert back into old habits?  Focus is often used synonymously with the word clarity. Not surprising that those that have […]

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Emotional Intelligence – Why is it important ?

The term emotional intelligence or EQ is a fairly new term that is being recognised today as a key predictor of personal success. In practical terms, EQ refers to the ability to become aware of one’s own and other people’s emotions, as well as the ability to process them and adapt one’s behaviour to achieve a more constructive outcome. How often do we react in an emotionally charged state instead of responding in a rational objective […]

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What you need to know to set yourself up for offshore

Beginning to invest offshore is increasingly looking good for worried South Africans amidst geopolitical turmoil. Depending on your risk appetite investment expectations, it can work for you and need not be an overwhelming or intimidating experience. Here’s what you need to know: Professional help is essential Everyone can invest offshore, it’s not only for the Oppenheimers… That being said, you cannot go it alone. Every country has its own nuanced rules and best practices; did you […]

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What is financial freedom to you ?

Freedom has many different connotations for different people. It is a subjective term depending on your circumstances and personal evaluation. Freedom may be generally interpreted as a state of being free in one’s actions, thoughts and feelings, which allows one to have choices in how one lives one’s life with fewer or no limitations. What about financial freedom ? What does it mean to you ? Each person has a different idea of what financial freedom […]

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Mindfulness matters: how about a quarterly review?

Mindfulness matters: how about a quarterly review? Earlier in the year we spoke on the importance of mindfulness in our busy, digital world. Unfortunately, many of us have grand intentions at the beginning of the year, eating healthily and meditating and generally trying to get the year off to a good start, but after a few weeks that dedication peters out. Businesses (and some individuals) like to run quarterly reviews on performance, such as how your […]

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