By

Joy Immelman (Main Author)

8
Apr
2014
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Rethinking Retirement

In the not too distant past, retirement was a very straightforward process for most working people.

The average middle class working professional would spend a substantial number of years (if not their entire working life) working for the same company.   When a certain, specified age was reached the employee was then waved off with a pension package that would be sufficient to allow him or her to maintain a decent standard of living as an official retiree.

All very reassuring, right?

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10
Mar
2014
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Looking Ahead at Markets and Inflation

Following on from the “8 Curiously Common Mistakes That Investors Make” article and how it is often human nature to expect investment returns to only go up after a period of good returns, it is worth noting that a generally held view amongst asset managers is that we are going into a lower-return, higher inflation world. The point is it would be prudent to lower our expectations going forward.

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4
Mar
2014
0

Welcome to Our Blog

Dear Client,

Over the years I have found that there is a large psychological/ behavioural aspect to investing and the Blog will focus on this. However, this will not be to the exclusion of other relevant information and financial planning issues.  And so that we do not get too serious, there will also be regular postings by a columnist and cartoonist to provide some financial (and non-financial) humour. We will focus on a certain topic every month, but will also comment on any current and relevant “in the news” stories as they happen – in South Africa as well as around the world.

We are all bombarded with information, a lot of it unwanted, on a daily basis so access to the Blog will be driven by you.

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I hope you enjoy and get value out of the Blog.

Joy Immelman