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How to become the next Sylvia Boom

by Bekithemba Mafulela - Specialist at Allan Gray

How to become the next Sylvia BoomA recent New York Times article took many investors by surprise: A frugal legal secretary, who worked at the same firm for 67 years until she retired at the age of 96, was a "closet millionaire" who amassed a fortune of more than US$9 million...

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Women and their money - understanding how to take control

by Tiffany-Ann Boesch - PPS Group Chief Financial Officer

Control your money

ON AUGUST 9, 1956, more than 20 000 women of all races and ages from every corner of South Africa marched together towards the Union Buildings in Pretoria. These brave women were marching in protest against past laws that proposed even further restrictions on the movements of women.

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Can you save more?

by Lettie Mzwinila - Allan Gray Strategic markets specialist

Can you save more?

Whether you are just doing a regular check up on your long-term investments or evaluating your monthly savings plan, it is a good idea to review your financial decisions at least once a year. July is savings month and the perfect time to take stock...

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The real meaning of saving - in the spirit of National Savings Month

by Pieter Koekemor - Coronation Head of Personal Investments

When it comes to the difficult choice between spending on something you really want, or saving the money instead, you may expect that an investment manager would say it's always best to forego short-term indulgences in favour of investing for the long-term, right? You might be surprised to hear us say, not always!

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Benefits of Fintech

by Mark Moir - Certfied Financial Planner - Beanstalk Online Investments

The Advantages of Fintech

The lines between financial services and technology firms have blurred to the point that previously distinct sectors are colliding. Financial services companies are using technology to sharpen operational efficiency, lower costs, improve customer experience and heighten the appeal of their products and services. Investment managers, Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) and bankers have started deploying fully customised robo-advice or computer-automated investment platform processes. The question is no longer whether fintech (financial technology) will transform the financial services sector, but which firms will apply it expeditiously and emerge as leaders. According to...

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  1. How to become the next Sylvia Boom
  2. Women and their money - understanding how to take control
  3. Can you save more?
  4. The real meaning of saving - in the spirit of National Savings Month
  5. Benefits of Fintech