With the year coming to a speedy end, we thought it would be wise to share some tips on how to spend your bonus this year. Spoiler alert – we don’t want you to spend it at all. Instead, we want you to use it in ways that will help you reach your goals.
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Although there are countless benefits of working with a financial planner, we are going to look at four that stand out, especially when it comes to retirement planning.
We often get asked “how late is too late to start saving for retirement?” The simple answer is that it’s never too late. No matter how late you start saving, or how much you save, every bit counts towards a more comfortable retirement.
One of the biggest enemies of financial security is debt and everyone should endeavour to be debt free, especially before retiring. We share tips on how to be debt free before retirement, so you can spend your savings on living a happy, comfortable life rather than on clearing your name.
Saving enough money for retirement is a challenging task and our worst enemy is inflation. What you save today may very well be half its worth by the time you retire. Unless you earn an above average monthly salary, the chances that you will save enough money to retire comfortably while maintaining your current lifestyle are sadly low.
One of the biggest concerns faced by aging individuals is not only if they have enough money to retire, but also if they will need to retire in a place that can take care of them should their health deteriorate.
Having enough money to retire comfortably is something that everyone worries about. But the question we should be asking is “how can I make sure that I am financially prepared for retirement?” In this article, we discuss the benefits of a retirement annuity in South Africa.
Retirement may seem like it’s a lifetime away, but time has a funny way of moving really fast and before we know it, we are getting used to being at home with no obligation to be anywhere or do anything - blissful retirement after decades of hard work. However, your retirement will be much less blissful if you haven’t planned for it properly.
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.
Tax season is upon us which means it’s time to find ways to minimize your tax burden in the most efficient way possible. Although there are many ways to optimize your tax deductions, a retirement annuity may be one of the most beneficial vehicles to save on tax.
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