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ETFs, Tax-free savings accounts or endowment policies – saving options for your child’s education

February 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in City Press, November 8th 2015 edition. The student protests over the past few days have highlighted the high cost of tertiary education. For many, the cost of registration alone is enough to shut the door of opportunity. The South African Institution of Race relations reported that only 5% of South African families could afford to send their children to university. While the government may or may not decide to make higher education free, parents of young [...]

The Single Parent’s Guide to Financial Planning

June 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Life is unpredictable and a number of events could lead to you becoming a single parent and sole provider. It can be quite a challenge to balance the cost of raising your child with your own financial and career goals. A little forward planning can help steer you through the financial hurdles that might pop up. We’ve put together a short guide to help you when you’re drawing up a financial plan for you and your child. Have a plan It’s always a good idea to set financial goals [...]