4 of the biggest retirement mistakes

4 of the biggest retirement mistakes

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth  By Suzean Haumann*  The reality for many South Africans approaching retirement is that they’re filled more with dread than excited anticipation as they approach this stage of their life. Fear of the unknown,...

The rise of Mauritius continues

The rise of Mauritius continues

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Gavin Butchart*  Mauritius has surpassed South Africa as the wealthiest country in Africa on the back of its many initiatives and policies to attract investors. According to the latest report by New World Wealth...

How to avoid risking your retirement savings

How to avoid risking your retirement savings

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth  By Leslie Greyling*  How confident are you that, when the time comes, you’ll be able to shut your office door for the last time and step into a life of comfortable retirement? The reality is that very few South...

The Bitcoin-debate: Store of value, or ‘fool’s gold’?

The Bitcoin-debate: Store of value, or ‘fool’s gold’?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Ruan Breed*  Disclaimer: This article might awaken the inner keyboard warrior in many crypto-guru’s and investors – please feel free to read further before firing off the burning arrows. Ruan Breed The biggest...

Global markets: Fight or flight?

Global markets: Fight or flight?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Mags Heystek*  The latest rumblings about a possible market correction in the final quarter of 2021 are enough to spook investors wanting to avoid any further damage from volatile markets. The bruises of March...

Emigrate your investments, not your lifestyle

Emigrate your investments, not your lifestyle

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Rocco van Zyl*  A recent surge in emigration has prompted a growing number of SA investors to consider following suit. The quest for greener pastures elsewhere is very appealing to families who, ironically, want...

A valid will is the most important document you will ever sign

A valid will is the most important document you will ever sign

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Malissa Anthony*  There’s no secret that a will is one of the most neglected and least thought of legal document. This is evident from the 70% of South Africa’s working population that do not have a valid will in...

The lost decade and how your wealth has evaporated

The lost decade and how your wealth has evaporated

For the better part of the last decade, South Africa has been a dire investment destination relative to global peers. Brenthurst Wealth Management founder Magnus Heystek has been beating the drum on offshore diversification and exposure to global equity markets for a...

The end of pension funds for young adults?

The end of pension funds for young adults?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Johan Burger, CFP®* Here is a thought that’s less radical than it sounds initially: pension funds are less relevant to a growing number of young South Africans. Johan Burger This has nothing to do with the youth...

The path to offshore investing – the basics

The path to offshore investing – the basics

By Maria Smit, CFP®*  It is one thing to say take your savings offshore, but what if you have been invested in South African assets for years or even decades? Is it still worth looking offshore in hopes of greater returns? Or does the grass merely look greener? So …...

Retiring with too little money… what to do?

Retiring with too little money… what to do?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Suzean Haumann, CFP®* Suzean Haumann Most people start working in their early to mid-20’s with the mindset that one day they will retire (happily and content) at the age of 65+. Then that day arrives, and the...

Governments intentions with the pension fund amendments are ominous

Governments intentions with the pension fund amendments are ominous

Brenthurst Wealth Management co-founder and Wednesday’s regular BizNews co-host – the hard hitting Magnus Heystek gives us the ugly truth about retirement annuities. Worse, the government have made amendments to the regulations that make it troublesome to access your...

Investment themes that hold promise for rest of 2021

Investment themes that hold promise for rest of 2021

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Sonia du Plessis, CFP®* After what has happened in the past 18 months, you might think only a fool dares to make predictions on what the future holds and where investors can find promising opportunities. Sonia...

It’s time to take charge

It’s time to take charge

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Renee Eagar, CFP®*  As an advisor in a male-dominated world, I have a keen appreciation for the determination and fortitude shown by all the women who have decided to take charge of their personal finances. Renee...

The Chinese government is speaking to the market in codes

The Chinese government is speaking to the market in codes

Brenthurst Wealth Management’s Magnus Heystek sits down with BizNews founder Alec Hogg as our regular market co-host to delve into the complexities of what is happening in China, as well as touching on the issue of Cape Independence. Magnus being an investment...

Looking at PE ratios not the only investment indicator

Looking at PE ratios not the only investment indicator

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By André Basson*  Many investors use PE ratios to decide about whether a share is a good buy. For most a low PE translates into a good investment. This is not necessarily the case. PE ratios are often misunderstood...

A TFSA has great value in an overall investment strategy

A TFSA has great value in an overall investment strategy

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Stefan Janse van Vuuren*  Since the introduction of Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) in SA in 2015 it quickly became a popular savings vehicle, especially for children and younger investors. If used optimally...

Asset class selection drives investment success

Asset class selection drives investment success

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Arin Ruttenberg*  “Never test the depth of the river with both feet.’’ – Warren Buffett Many investors are searching for the one thing that will deliver investment success. The best place to start and arguably...

Global equities still the preferred asset class

Global equities still the preferred asset class

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth  By Brian Butchart*  If daily news headlines are to be believed, the world is entering another commodities supercycle that promises to power certain sectors out of a COVID gloom. This narrative is always especially...

A stronger rand presents opportunities for offshore investors

A stronger rand presents opportunities for offshore investors

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Aidan Freswick*  A rather pleasant surprise to see the rand touch on its best levels since pre-lockdown circumstances and even further back as 6 years ago. Offshore investors are considering moving more money...

Beware of the grey areas with your retirement

Beware of the grey areas with your retirement

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Rocco van Zyl*  Anyone who has some life experience will tell you that life is not black and white, but rather different shades of grey. This concept is just as true when it comes to investing, with all the...

Investing is an Olympian effort

Investing is an Olympian effort

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Josh Mac Rae* Up until recently, we would eagerly sit down every four years to marvel at the athletic prowess of Olympic athletes at the top of their game. Enthralled by the power, grace and speed on display,...

Options beneficiaries have at death on retirement products

Options beneficiaries have at death on retirement products

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Sonia du Plessis*  When looking at retirement products, one needs to differentiate between “pre-retirement” and “post retirement” products, as their treatment and options are different in the event of the...

Planning for your retirement is just that: creating the plan

Planning for your retirement is just that: creating the plan

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Leslie Greyling* These scenarios below are likely familiar to many. It is too late to start saving for retirement, so there is no point in starting to save at all. You changed jobs and cashed in your retirement...

Where to invest savings for optimal growth and tax efficiency

Where to invest savings for optimal growth and tax efficiency

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Danine van Zyl*  Where to invest for retirement remains the top priority for most investors when they seek professional financial planning advice. The majority select a retirement annuity as the most logical...

Be smart with tax

Be smart with tax

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Arin Ruttenberg*  Arin Ruttenberg South Africa has been faced with many economic and political headwinds, especially in the past year in the wake of the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Higher and more...

Divorce and retirement funds

Divorce and retirement funds

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Suzean Haumann* Getting married requires careful consideration around joint finances and is best navigated with the guidance of a financial planning professional. Conversely, getting divorced also has an impact...

Whatever happens on the markets, do not panic

Whatever happens on the markets, do not panic

Exiting and re-entering financial markets amidst volatility does little more than lock in losses, while those who hold steady reap the rewards. *This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Mags Heystek*  We’ve all read the studies on the impact emotion has...