Category: Investing

Hey Tribe,

As I mentioned on Instagram (@womanandfinance) earlier this week; I wanna try something new here on the Woman & Finance website, I want to start doing podcasts where I share my thoughts  on different topics around money.

To begin with these type of podcasts, I thought it would be fun to start off by sharing with  you my own financial journey and how I manage my finances so far!

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According to annual BEE.conomics Transformation in SA Asset Management Survey published by 27four Investment Managers, there are currently 48 black asset management firms in South Africa and they manage only 10% or R490.3bn of the R5 trillion industry.

While there has been growth in the number black fund managers and their assets under management in the past couple of years, it has been painstakingly slow. So, why is this? Why don’t we have more black fund managers?

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George Soros once said, “If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”

Investor Psychology is about the behaviour of investors; what they believe, how they act, what they do both in times of the bull market and bear market.

For most individuals, especially in South Africa the word investing in itself is not understood very well. I have had clients before who would ask me,

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Gugu is a Senior Anchor on CNBC Africa and Presenter of Kaya FM’s prime time business show, Kaya Bizz. Gugulethu also serves as a Conference Chair, Panel Discussion Moderator and Programme Director at various industry gatherings that impact the business and investment landscape.

Having cut her teeth at Moneyweb, she worked for institutions like Talk Radio 702, SA FM, Lotus FM and the City Press Newspaper. Gugu has has gained a wealth of experience in Financial Journalism through Radio,

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That time of the year again; the tax season is officially in full swing. For those who don’t know exactly when it runs, this year it started from 1 July and will end 31 October 2018.

For many, filing taxes creates a lot of anxiety and most people leave it to the very last day…I have been here myself! But I believe in facing things head on, whether you do get a refund or you end up owing SARS,

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In the investment world, there are some things that hold truth whether you are a new investor or a seasoned investor. Here are 5 Keys to successful investing across the different asset classes (i.e. Equity, Cash, Property, Bonds)

1.  Have a financial road-map/goal

The first key to successful investing is to have a clear financial goal. Ask yourself WHY are you investing? This will inform how long you want to invest and it will dictate the risk you can afford to take. 

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Money Bootcamp: Know the speakers

Only a few days before the Money Bootcamp, woohooo!!!

It promises to be the life-changing money class your never took, not only that, you get to network, enjoy G.H Mumm champagne and delicious Lindt chocolate…I’m here for all of that!!!

 

Cannot wait to see you all there. It’s going to be amazing. All the speakers are bringing their A-game! Are you ready?

Tribe,

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Happy New Year Tribe!

The New Year is upon us! With that comes  feelings of renewal, hope and many people set New Year’s resolutions to either start going to the gym, eat healthier, further their studies etc, but how often do we set a goal or a new year’s resolution for financial success? 

Remember, whatever stage of your financial life you are at, with what you have; you can work towards a financially successful life.

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Investing made simple – 5 tips

In my workshops and speaking events, women always ask me: “how do I invest”, “which investment should I pursue”, “which has the highest return” etc. There is no one size fits all type of investment. However, there a few principles that make investing less intimidating.

Below are 5 of my favourite principles that make navigating the investment landscape easier:

 

  1. HAVE A GOAL IN MIND

Doing anything without a goal is like running a marathon without the finish line.

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