Covid-19 and my investments

Covid-19 and my investments

Listed assets around the world sold off aggressively over the past three weeks as it became clear that the nCoV-2019 virus has been exported around the world, dashing hopes of quick containment as was the case in previous coronavirus outbreaks (SARS in 2003 and MERS in 2012). The scale of the sell-off is historic and […]

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Budget 2020 – Financial Emigration

Budget 2020 – Financial Emigration

South African citizens will soon be able to move up to R10 million out of South Africa without the intense scrutiny of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), under a new plan announced by finance minister Tito Mboweni as part of the 2020 Budget. South Africans could previously easily move money out of the country […]

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2019 Tax Season for individuals

2019 Tax Season for individuals

The 2019 tax season opened on 1 July 2019 and will close on 31 October 2019 for individuals who are non-provisional taxpayers and submitting via the SARS branches; for eFiling the deadline is extended until 4 December 2019. Provisional taxpayers submitting via eFiling have until 31 January 2020 to submit their returns. Supporting documentation that […]

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The Anxiety of Equity Markets

We might be able to do a mean spreadsheet, but that does not mean we are definitely going to make you money right now. That’s because the market does not know about our spreadsheets and often the value that we calculate for a company is very different from where a share trades – at least […]

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The 50% / 30% / 20% rule

The ‘50/30/20 Rule’ is a financial model which splits your budget into three groupings, and if applied correctly, really can lead to financial freedom. The credit for this model goes to Elizabeth Warren and her daughter Amelia Warren-Tyagi who penned ‘All Your Worth’ back in 2005. This powerful little book outlines a money management model […]

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