Paying the taxman

Paying the taxman

Tax season – the period during which you are required to submit your annual income tax return – started on 1 July and is now in full swing so I thought it would be interesting to look at how long we work for the taxman in South Africa, metaphorically speaking. If we...
Why it pays to start saving early

Why it pays to start saving early

Saving is often very much at the back of any young, recently employed person’s mind. Unemployment amongst young people is high. In fact that is an understatement – it is frighteningly high – with official figures for young people sitting at roughly just over 50%....
Is there still value in global equities?

Is there still value in global equities?

While the appetite for global exposure among South African retail investors is undoubtedly on the upswing – fuelled by a combination of rand weakness and a greater need for diversification – many are concerned that several global asset classes currently appear...
The way we think about work is broken

The way we think about work is broken

What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It’s time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel. AUTHOR: BARRY SCHWARTZ This video was...