The majority of income earners in SA will have to seriously downgrade their lifestyles when regular income stops coming in at retirement, cautions Phillip Kassel, a financial adviser at Liberty. “Most employees earn approximately 480 pay cheques in their working lifetime between the ages of 25 to 65.
Investors who ignore offshore opportunities deny themselves the significant benefit of exposure to a far wider range of stocks, says David Nathanson, portfolio manager at Bellwood Capital. Purchasing foreign equities is a starting point for long-term investors wishing to unlock the value of
Tax filing season is officially open. And although Acting Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) Mark Kingon has noted you don’t have to file a tax return if you earn less than R350 000 per year from a single source of income – and have no allowances – you may still choose to
Tax-free savings accounts are ideal tools for long term investment strategies, but a huge amount of education is needed to ensure that customers use the products in the most effective manner and avoid becoming victims of the law of unintended consequences, says Standard Bank.