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Spring is here, it’s time to spring clean your finances

The year is flying by, but don’t let it pass without taking stock of your financial decisions, writes Lettie Mzwinila

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How bias can sink your investment success

Everybody has biases. We make judgements about people, places, and of course, the markets. It is almost impossible not to allow the filters which are created through our emotions and our experiences to impact our investment decision making.

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How to get into the habit of saving this Savings Month

July is Savings Month, the perfect time to have an honest conversation about our saving habits. There are different strategies we can use to transform goals (intent) into habits. Psychologists explain that a habit comprises three parts: the cue, the behaviour and the reward. If financial security is your goal, you need saving to become your habit.

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Is your portfolio overly concentrated?

South Africa has a relatively small equities market with a handful of dominant shares, spread across a few sectors, which are available to invest in. This presents a significant risk for investors: a highly concentrated portfolio.

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Planners key to financial fitness

The goal is to create wealth by using money effectively, writes Lynette Dicey

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How you can influence your investment outcomes

While we cannot control or accurately predict market movements or macroeconomic factors, this does not mean we have no control of our own financial future. There are various decisions that we can make to ensure a more secure outlook for ourselves, even in the midst of the uncertainty.

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The dash for cash

The end of the calendar year often leads to reflection on how one’s investments have performed. Many savers are questioning the wisdom of investing in South African equities after a lean period, especially relative to what must currently feel like the safe haven of cash.

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2019 Budget speech update

During the budget speech this afternoon, the Minister of Finance announced no surprise tax increases. The focus has shifted from revenue collection to restoring public confidence in the credibility of the South African Revenue Service and the country.

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Investment Outlook 2019

Fundhouse Investment Outlook for 2019

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How to approach your finances this festive season

We all have good intentions to make sound financial decisions, but the temptation to spend makes it difficult to commit – especially during the festive season.

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