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Clear is kind. Planning for your death.

By
Elke Zeki, | 27 July 2022

We have written various articles on wills and death before.  Why?  Because, as we have seen over the years, it is complex, especially when winding up estates. It is not enough to draw up a will and take out life cover. 

Estate planning requires thought and careful consideration because every family is unique, and each has its own complexities and challenges to address. 

How to know if endowments are for you

By
Thiart van der Merwe, | 27 July 2022

An endowment policy is not a one-size fits all approach. It should be carefully considered, taking your specific needs and circumstances into account.

What is an endowment, and does it make sense for your investment portfolio?

Topline: Q2 2022 review

What were the main themes in the economy during the second quarter of 2022, and what can be expected in the second half of this year? 

Topline: Q1 2022 review

By
Thiart van der Merwe, | 27 April 2022

The first quarter of 2022 was characterised by a reversal of trends and surprising winners. The USA raised interest rates for the first time since 2018 following months of speculation. But have they left it too late? 

Do I really need an offshore will?

By
Michelle le Roux, | 27 April 2022

Who gets the precious family heirloom, or the offshore investment that you worked so hard to protect and grow? How do you ensure that it ends up where you intended?

Let’s take a deeper dive into this practical element of estate planning, namely having an offshore will.

Why you should think about your work

By
Sunél Veldtman, | 27 April 2022

In the past financial planning has focussed on helping people protect and save their income or investments. We assumed a steady inflation tracking income in our retirement models and insured against disasters. However, we can no longer assume straight-line careers that will produce steady incomes. We must start to plan for frequent career changes, much longer working years and include discussions about career planning in our financial planning.

Musings | 10-year celebration letter

By
Sunél Veldtman, | 03 March 2022

10 years ago, Elke and I launched Foundation Family Wealth.  It was a summer morning, and we had two laptops, a license, and a dream. Read more here.

Look, Listen & Learn

By
Elke Zeki, | 24 November 2021

Snippets and a short summary of what we are reading, listening and paying attention to. This will be the last edition for 2021. Enjoy!

US Presidential Election 2016

10 November 2016

We haven’t paid much attention to US elections in the past…Democrats, Republicans, Bush, Clinton or Obama – there has been a broad acceptance of neo-liberal capitalist policies supported by globalisation. Yesterday, that changed.