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Challenges in developing a nation of progressive investors

If we have to look back at the South African investment landscape over the past 20 years, it is undeniable that the country has made significant progress since 1994. Although challenging, the possibility of a comfortable retirement is within reach of a greater section of the population who are now becoming more educated on the need to actively work towards a comfortable retirement from an early age.

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Straight Talk
Playing it safe

She laughed in the face of danger when she was younger, says Letitia Watson. Two kids later, she’ll think twice before boarding a ship full of illegal immigrants on the Malaysian coast. I am so glad my own parents had no idea where (or in what) my husband and I were exploring the world. Backpacking in South America without speaking or understanding a word of Spanish, yet still making it into the Andes mountains, getting into this really scary boat somewhere off the Malaysian coast and only later realizing that it may NOT be the boat meant for tourists and we may just have joined illegal emigrants making for America…

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Calls to strike items off the retirement investment list

Trustees of retirement funds are used to giving members choice with regards to their benefits and investments. While members may like to be given these choices, it may actually be to their detriment.

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2014 South African GCI Wealth Tour
Company : GCI
Start Date : 08 October 2014
“Preparing for RDR – the BIGGEST change in a financial services generation”
Company : Compli-Serve SA
Start Date : 14 October 2014
Directors’ & Officers’- Caroline Yeo
Company : Camargue LAB
Start Date : 21 October 2014
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