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Gareth Stokes

Gareth Stokes

    Making healthy medical aid choices
    Making healthy medical aid choices
    South Africa's healthcare landscape is divided between a public and private- sector.
    Getting to grips with your scheme's lingo
    Getting to grips with your scheme's lingo
    Co-payment This is the portion of any medical expense for which you are liable. The amount varies from one scheme to the next and between options.
    Navigating the risk and return minefield
    Navigating the risk and return minefield
    Your retirement hinges on an asset manager's ability to balance risk and return
    Getting to grips with asset management philosophies
    Getting to grips with asset management philosophies
    Every gain or loss reflected on your retirement annuity or unit trust fund statement is underpinned by an asset management philosophy.
    Managing assets is important
    Managing assets is important
    Millions of South Africans- supplement their employer-linked pension funds via additional contributions to retirement annuities and unit trusts.
    Offshore equities offer pockets of value
    Offshore equities offer pockets of value
    This year will go down in history as a year of extreme stock market volatility.
    How much is enough for the golden years?
    How much is enough for the golden years?
    Ask a stakeholder in the retirement provisioning space how much you should contribute to your retirement fund and they'll probably say 15%.
    Beating the market again
    Beating the market again
    Investors quickly forget about the losses they suffered in the previous stock market crash.
    Retirement rules need reform
    Retirement rules need reform
    People struggle to save because of easy withdrawal rules.
    Choosing the right asset manager
    Choosing the right asset manager
    Options are abound for investors looking to save, writes Gareth Stokes.
    Stand up for your country
    Stand up for your country
    South Africans aren't saving enough and the situation is not getting better.