Sunél’s Blog

Sunél's Blog | The party is over
Sunél Veldtman, | 20 May 2022

The post-credit crisis party is over.  Easy money and spending has come with a price.  What does this mean for your own money? Where should your focus be?  Can life still be good?  Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | The perspective of feedback
13 May 2022

Receiving feedback is not easy.  Responding to feedback is even more challenging.  But it is an important skill to grow and thankfully, we can.  I had some practise this week.  Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | What does Mother's Day mean?
Sunél Veldtman, | 06 May 2022

Mothering can feel like an endless giving.  And too often, a role that becomes self-sacrificial.  While we can appreciate the gesture behind Mother’s Day, perhaps we need to ask ourselves what the day really means?   Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | Lessons from a bridge disaster
29 April 2022

The collapse of a well-built bridge is unlikely.  But it can, and does happen.  What life lessons can we learn from it?  Read more.

Sunél's Blog | Why we should talk about loneliness
Sunél Veldtman, | 22 April 2022

Loneliness impacts humans negatively.  Research, both pre and post-pandemic show us this.  Our physical health, mental well-being and even our finances suffer.  What does it take to remedy it?  Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | An unexciting recipe for a good life
Sunél Veldtman, | 08 April 2022

Trading EFTs, cryptocurrencies and NFTs sound exciting, especially to a 16 year old.  But is it the cleverest thing to do?  Read more. 

Sunel's Blog | How the sunk-cost bias impacts your decisions
Sunél Veldtman, | 25 March 2022

The sunk-cost bias impacts our decisions without us even being aware of it.  Learning how to counter this effect can lead to greater happiness and reduced anxiety.  Read more.

Sunél's Blog | What's the point of it all?
18 March 2022

The changing season is worth noticing.  Yes, for the refreshing beauty of it, but also for the gentle reminder it gives us.  Read more.  

Sunel's Blog | The new complexity of midlife
11 March 2022

There’s something we need to talk about.  The state of many in midlife.  Denial.  Choices.  Courage.  Read more. 

Sunel's Blog | What if it's all a part of it?
04 March 2022

The drought and rain cycle in the Karoo is perhaps a good lesson in how we should approach investing and geopolitical dramas.  Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | Knowing you
18 February 2022

I had a conversation this week that made me ponder on the nature of why I am in the business.  Technical knowledge and experience are a part of what I do, but it’s not what makes the magic.  Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | The pandemic is not done with us yet
11 February 2022

We may feel that we have seen the worst of the pandemic and that we are ready to move forward.  But none of us are unscathed and we may need to have that SOS kit ready.  Read more. 

Sunel's Blog | What will the year ahead hold?
04 February 2022

At the beginning of every year the financial press spend an extraordinary amount of energy on forecasting what the financial year ahead looks like. These are at best, wild guesses.  And they come with a price.  Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | A sizzling summer
Sunél Veldtman, | 28 January 2022

The weather has never been more important or more deserving of our attention.  That is, if we want to survive as a species.  Climate change is increasingly real and increasingly the responsibility of not only corporates but individuals too.  And it also impacts our money. Read more. 

Sunél's Blog | Here's to a good year
21 January 2022

I want to start this year by wishing you a happy 2022. A good 2022.  We know all the reasons why it can’t possibly be a good year, but maybe we need to open ourselves to the goodness.  Read more.