Stress is deadly and needs to stop at all levels, including financial
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2M ago
A recent savings survey on the impact of money showed that nearly 90% of the South Africans surveyed are stressed and 60% reported being extremely stressed about their finances. Financial stress has become a national affliction. But it doesn’t have to be that way - if we can make choices that don’t put more pressure on us, but create some venting and breathing space. Here are a few ways to ban financial stress from your life for good ..read more
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Tax 101: Tips to avoid the most common tax mistakes
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3M ago
In the words of The Beatles, "Let me tell you how it will be There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman." If you're new to the world of paying tax, make sure you use all your tax deductions while always staying on the right side of the taxman ..read more
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Reader: I'm 50 with no retirement savings. Is it too late?
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3M ago
Tia says, "I’m self-employed and enjoy my work. Even though I’m fit and healthy, I’m thinking I should get a back-up plan and make sure I no longer need to work by age 65." Tia is 50 and by most standards a late starter to financial freedom. She has zero retirement savings. Is it too late for her to reach financial freedom ..read more
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Become a money magnet with these 7 beliefs
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4M ago
“Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right” - Henry Ford Fortunately, I caught sight of my own negative money beliefs early enough to change my subconscious programming in time to avert a lifetime of not being happy at work. Here are 7 beliefs that can turn your whole life around for the better ..read more
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A year into financial freedom
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6M ago
I didn't make a big fuss about reaching financial freedom, but it's a pretty good feeling. It's been a year now since I've left corporate employment to rest, play, and set off in a new direction. Thankfully, my expenses have stayed under control and my portfolio feels moderately stable with a cash buffer built in. This is my annual financial freedom review and a few thoughts on reaching that big financial freedom goal ..read more
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3 Easy ways to invest offshore
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9M ago
With the JSE making up less than 1% of world stock markets, it makes sense to take at least some of your portfolio offshore. Investing offshore is an essential hedge against a weakening rand too. But how exactly do you go about it? Rest assured, if you're taking less than R1 million per tax year offshore, a lot of the red tape of the past has been removed. Here are 3 easy ways to invest internationally ..read more
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Estate planning: taxes after death
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10M ago
Thinking about our own death and that of our partner or spouse needn't be morbid. In fact, it can spur us on to make the most of our time together, to live fully, and to be kind to one another. Having a valid Will in place is part of being kind to our loved ones. To make the right estate planning decisons we need to know the basics about estate duty, capital gains tax on death and other costs linked to our estate ..read more
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Best education plan in South Africa?
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11M ago
Education plans - how do you choose between the different types of products available? Does your child get control over the money when they turn 18? What happens to the investment should you die? And how much tax would you pay? These are just some of the questions we address in this blog post on saving on behalf of your child ..read more
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Is it possible to retire tax free?
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1y ago
On Go Freedom we love to talk about how to achieve financial freedom. Or "retirement", if that's what you prefer to call leaving behind a salaried life or business you don't enjoy running. But is it possible to achieve this without paying any income tax in retirement? We did some calculations, and the results are surprising ..read more
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5 ways the world's become a better place for investors
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1y ago
Saving tax-free, opening an investment account with only R1, investing offshore without an offshore bank account... None of these things were possible 10 years ago. While we haven't reached investor nirvana yet, there is much progress to celebrate. We look at the 5 biggest game-changers for South African investors over the past decade ..read more
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