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THE RISE OF ETFS AND PASSIVE INVESTING


Investing & Money
piece written on the 2nd November 2016 by  
Almost three years ago I published a blog post on the differences between Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's) and Unit Trusts. I did this because I spent a lot of time researching and wanted a place to refer back to. I also published it because I felt that all of you would enjoy it and benefit from it - I hope you did. Because of my interests in investing and ETF's, when this infographic popped up on Visual Capitalist, ...

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DIGITAL LIFE AFTER DEATH


Investing & Money, Technology
piece written on the 26th October 2016 by  
I've written about life insurance, medical aid and other financial matters a number of times on my blog. I've also tried my best to incorporate technology related material. This is a way of sharing two of my passions with all of you. I don't often get the opportunity to write something where I take a shot at combining the two passions together into one post,...

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WHERE TO RENT IN THE WESTERN CAPE


Investing & Money
piece written on the 19th January 2016 by  
Having lived in the Western Cape for over a few decades, I feel comfortable saying that my knowledge of the beautiful area is good. Off the back of this, Private Property have asked me to write an article on the best areas of the Western Cape to rent in and although I'm not a properly expert that might play to your advantage because I'm unbiased an...

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THE FINTECH SECTOR JUST ROCKS!


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th January 2016 by  
I've fallen in love with the fintech market sector, the combination of two of my passions (technology and investing) has me intrigued each time a company launches something new and innovative. For a long time I've felt that the current financial advisor situation is broken, I believe that it's full of people who don't have the average person's best interests at hand, are stuck in old ways or favour those people wh...

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PROFMED: HEALTH CARE FOR QUALIFIED...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th December 2015 by  
For as long as I can remember, I've always lived by the motto of "hard work pays off" and that hard work has its rewards. Just like anybody else, I love a good story about someone who struck it lucky, but those are few and far between. Through my career I've interacted and worked with far more people who are successful because of dedication and hard work. I'm not simply referring to financial success or growing a bus...

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STARTUPS AND FUNDING?


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th November 2015 by  
Regular followers of my blog will have picked up that I've been doing some writing for the Awethu Project and went into some details about their funding options. I'd like to write a final post on why someone would want to apply for ...

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A BUSINESS FUNDING OPTION TO CONSIDER


Investing & Money
piece written on the 6th November 2015 by  
Just a few days ago I introduced you all to the Awethu Project, a company that invests in entrepreneurs with the aim of impacting thousands of people and using entrepreneurship to turn around our unemployment problems in South Africa. Today I felt I would give you a quick break down of how you go about applying for funding. So if yo...

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THE AWETHU PROJECT


Investing & Money
piece written on the 2nd November 2015 by  
I remember the moment when I decided to become an entrepreneur, it feels like it was just yesterday. What an incredible feeling and now when I look back I can easily tell that I was always meant to be an entrepreneur and the decision I made was the correct one. I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to economics and politics, but I listen to the radio, I read the news and I do my best to stay abreast. Ou...

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INNOVATIVE RISK POLICIES BY MOMENTUM


Investing & Money
piece written on the 13th October 2015 by  
If you know me, you'll know that I love statistics and I've come across some new ones. The Association for Savings and Investments South Africa (ASISA) announced that during 2014, only 5 million new individual risk policies to cover the likes of death, disability and critical illness were taken out. During 2013, 5.3 million were taken out showing a decrease of 6%. Did you know that the gap between existing risk cover...

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MORE ON LONGEVITY COVER


Investing & Money
piece written on the 6th October 2015 by  
Last week I chatted to you all about longevity, how people are living longer and how that potentially effects us in terms of preserving our wealth and cover in the long run. To summarise, people these days are living longer than ever before and because of this we have to account for additional costs simply because there are ...

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