EXPATS AND EMPLOYERS: PLAN NOW FOR THE NEW EXPAT TAX CHANGES

DECEASED ESTATES PAY TAX

DECEASED ESTATES PAY TAX It is true! Even after you are no longer part of the economy, you are still liable to pay tax! As you may already know, everything is taxed, even small items you purchase at the shop on a regular day like a can of coke. HOW DOES THIS WORK WITH...

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Market Flash – February 2019

Market Flash – February 2019

On the 29th of March Moody's will announce the results of it's review of South Africa's sovereign debt ratings. Moody's is the only major ratings agency that has not already downgraded South Africa's sovereign debt to junk. Currently Moody's has South Africa's rating...

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Seed Market Overview – February 2019

Seed Market Overview – February 2019

On the 29th of March, Moody’s will announce the results of its review of South Africa’s sovereign debt ratings. Moody's is the only major ratings agency that has not already downgraded South Africa's sovereign debt to junk. Currently, Moody’s has South Africa’s rating...

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PROPERTY BUYERS: THERE’S A NEW DEDUCTION FROM INTEREST EARNED ON YOUR DEPOSIT

2019 – The year ahead

2018 landed up being one of the worst investment years we have had since 2008. No matter how we try to look at it, no matter where you were invested, the negativity remained. With the yearend statements coming out, it has been dismal reading. The question now is, what...

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Buy and Sell/Key Person Insurance

Buy and Sell/Key Person Insurance

It is essential in the successful operation of any business that continuity and succession planning be addressed in the event of a member dying or becoming disabled. Very often, the most effective way to achieve this is with Buy and Sell and/or Key person insurance....

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Market Flash – February 2019

Emigration and your retirement fund

There is ongoing uncertainty on how retirement investors can access their savings on emigration. Given our country’s history of exchange controls and the restrictions that apply to retirement savings, concern on this matter is understandable. In the past, the South...

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Greed

Greed

On a recent trip to Zululand, I found this interesting flyer on my car. “What does the good Doctor have to do with finance?” I hear you ask. Well, a few natural herbs can help you attract customers, win the lotto and even pass exams! Now I can hear a few people...

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Moving to Canada – Hereford

Moving to Canada – Hereford

Moving to Canada can be exciting but also a daunting experience. We lived in Durbanville (Cape Town) with a lovely surrounding of vineyards and mountains but that does seem very distant now to the big city of Toronto. There are so many things to consider during a time...

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The importance of doing nothing

The importance of doing nothing

In this day and age of instant gratification, constant information flow, and the general speed of doing things, people constantly need to be kept entertained and constantly need to be “seen to be doing something.” If you look at the first graph below you will see the...

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Seed Market Overview – 31 December 2017

Seed Market Overview – 31 December 2017

Local Market After two calendar years of weaker returns (5% in 2015 and 2.6% in 2016), market prices produced a respectable 21% in 2017. Despite this move up in prices, the 5 year compounded return for the JSE All Share index is only up to 11.9%. Nevertheless, this is...

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