Covid-19 – Challenging our ideas

by Mike Abbott | Apr 9, 2020

In economic data terms Covid-19 is in a category all its own. But as we enter a phase I would call ”peak horror” I’d like to share a view of t...

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Does financial planning advice really make a difference?

by Mike Abbott | Feb 17, 2020

People often contemplate whether it’s beneficial to hire a financial planner or not. With global uncertainty on the increase, now is as good a...

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SA expat confusion over tax status as amendments loom

by William Louw | Feb 17, 2020

Taxpayers who will be most affected by the legislation are those in the Middle East or in countries where there is no double taxation agreemen...

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Do you have the "optimal" investment portfolio?

by Mike Abbott | Oct 25, 2019

The investment industry, like any other, is out to sell its wares. To do this, it needs stories, because people buy stories, don’t they? The s...

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How do you think about risk? The psychology behind investment decisions

by Mike Abbott | Oct 7, 2019

Deciding on the risk you take with your investments is a slippery subject. One is more likely to think rationally about the concept when your ...

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Financial emigration and the expat tax: Here’s what South Africans living abroad need to know

by Tim Powell | Apr 29, 2019

Expat tax has received a lot of media coverage of late, with some polarised views from professionals even within the same industry.

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Avoiding expat tax – financial emigration isn’t always the answer

by Niel Pretorius | Mar 12, 2019

Some tax practitioners and financial advisors are saying that financial emigration is the only requirement to avoid the “expat tax”. We’re set...

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Financial emigration vs becoming a non-resident for tax purposes: What’s the difference?

by Tim Powell | Dec 11, 2018

South African expats will have to face a changing tax structure in March 2020, which may affect their foreign income. This has forced many to ...

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5 jobs that could land you an Australian visa

by Sam Hopwood | Oct 15, 2018

One of the most sought-after Australian visas is the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). This visa allows you and any dependants to live ...

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