Estate Planning – Why you need It?

Estate planning is there to ensure that your heirs can continue their current lifestyle; your estate can pay all liabilities and costs; you do not unnecessarily pay income tax; your Will is properly drafted to ensure your wishes are met; the Trust/s you have are aligned with your Will and properly structured; your future financial [...]

By |2018-04-09T12:26:45+00:00April 9th, 2018|


Budgeting is an ongoing process, which needs to adapt to the changes in your life. You get a raise, you lose your job, you have kids, someone near to you passes away, your kids go to University (or worse, Private School!). Your car breaks down, your in-laws move in, your spouse loses their job. Your [...]

By |2018-03-19T10:34:17+00:00March 19th, 2018|

The National Budget through Ternary’s eyes

The former Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, delivered the budget speech on Wednesday, 21 February 2018. Yes, this took place more than a week ago! The most talked about point is that Value Added Tax (VAT) will increase from 14% to 15% effective 1 April 2018. We believe this is the better strategy (of all [...]

By |2018-03-05T10:59:46+00:00March 5th, 2018|

Investing at a Discount for Retirement

It is February 2018, and conversations are starting around the upcoming budget speech and marking the end of another tax year for individuals. This is also the last chance where you can take advantage of the tax deduction received from contributing to your retirement fund for the 2017/2018 tax year. As an individual you are [...]

By |2018-02-19T10:26:53+00:00February 5th, 2018|

Tax Free

You know it is Janu-worry when you are back at work, traffic is seemingly worse than last year and the memories of quality time spent on summer holiday with your loved ones are fading fast. Although it is a month in which resolutions are made and often broken, the month of January brings about an [...]

By |2018-02-19T10:26:03+00:00January 22nd, 2018|

Common Pitfalls When Drawing Up a Last Will and Testament

The Blog was featured at: 19 Experts Warn Against Common Pitfalls When Drawing Up a Last Will and Testament At some stage in one’s life, you realise that: you will die, even if you think that is unlikely; you are ageing faster than you anticipated; and you have accumulated assets and your cat cannot be a [...]

By |2018-02-19T10:26:31+00:00August 18th, 2017|

Another Dreaded R Word – Recession

Stats SA announced South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product figures last week, and to the surprise of many – we are officially in recessionary territory. As a reminder for those not au fait with the term: A Recession “happens” when a country experiences two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. That’s quite a mouthful: let’s back [...]

By |2017-06-13T12:13:05+00:00June 13th, 2017|

Different Views

As financial advisers, we must often scout for fund managers that we are most comfortable recommending to our clients. An important trait we look for in a fund manager is their ability to stick to their views and investment philosophy. This gives us confidence to know that these fund managers will not stray away from [...]

By |2017-05-26T13:52:56+00:00March 27th, 2017|

The Dreaded D-Word

  The one discussion which happily married, newly married and old married couples never anticipate taking place is the one around the Dreaded D-Word - Divorce.W e all know that life is full of surprises, not all of them particularly awful.  But suddenly, there it is – the ugly truth that whatever the circumstances, divorce [...]

By |2017-05-26T15:24:45+00:00March 20th, 2017|
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