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Insuring your home is the most important thing you can do as a homeowner. This will protect you against major financial loss in the event of something happening to your home. We must first understand that anything is possible, and nobody is immune to natural disasters, crime, or other unforeseen events.
The purpose of insurance is to protect you from huge financial pressures as a result of some kind of loss. It could be loss of a loved one, your job, your physical abilities, your car, or your house. Either way, losing one or more of these things can incur tremendous costs.
When financial plans focus on a client’s personal goals instead of arbitrary benchmarks, it creates motivation and satisfaction. For these reasons, and because many investors appreciate the level of personalisation of goals-based financial planning, this approach is gaining popularity.
Goal setting is something we learn about in school and most people find the concept quite boring. However, when it comes to your personal finances, goal setting is one of the most important and useful activities you can do.
In this article, we take a look at the role a financial advisor plays in working towards and achieving financial independence in today’s difficult economic climate.
Unfortunately, debt does not simply dissolve after you die. In fact, everything you have left to your name after you pass could be used to settle outstanding debt. What’s worse, in addition to mourning your passing, your loved ones may be faced with paying your outstanding debt if you have not taken the necessary steps to protect them.
Getting out of debt is not an easy task but, with hard work and commitment, it can be done. Our financial advisors in Johannesburg know that debt can be a slippery slope and, therefore, we offer debt management as one of our financial services.
Although not all debt is bad, it’s important to know that even good debt can become bad if it’s not managed smartly and you cannot afford to pay it. The unfortunate reality is that South Africa is one of the countries with the most debt in the entire world. What’s worse is that South Africans tend not to save much either.
Planning for something fun like your next big holiday or your dream wedding can be fun and many people willingly put many hours and a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears into these events. However, there is something far more important to plan for and it’s never too early to start - estate planning.
To be successful doesn’t mean that you need to be a multi-millionaire, or that you should have a beach front mansion and 5 expensive cars. Success is subjective and there is no one size fits all approach to measuring it.
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