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Many people believe that the greatest asset you possess is your ability to earn an income. What would happen to you financially if you lost your ability to earn? Income Protection, Money Matters, Financial Planning, Losing You, Priorities, Investing, Believe, Career, Lifestyle

Income protection: Why is it necessary?

Many people believe that the greatest asset you possess is your ability to earn an income. The reason is that the work you are able to do and the decisions you make regarding your money, career, and investments, etc. determine the amount of income you are able to generate which then determines the lifestyle you are able to have. So, if the ability to earn an income is your greatest asset, then why is it not seen as a priority to protect?

The recent announcement of the lockdown extension. Many of us are worried about the financial implications and long term job security. Financial Tips, Financial Planning, Job Security, Money Matters, Economics, Personal Finance, Outline, No Worries, Announcement

5 Financial Tips to Help you Survive the Lockdown

With Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent announcement extending the COVID-19 lockdown, taking the total lockdown period to 5-weeks, many of us are worried about work, our jobs, and the financial implications thereof. Despite the many things we can’t control, there are still things we can. In this article, I will outline a few ways in which you can better your chances of surviving this financial crisis. #business #lockdown #covid19 #personalfinance #moneymatters #financialadvisor #economics #article…

8 Tips for Working at Home during the Corona Virus Work Life Balance, Money Matters, Financial Planning, Economics, Budgeting, Motivation, Lifestyle, Words, Business

8 Tips for Working at Home during the Corona Virus

#business #smallbusiness #workfromhome #coronavirus #covid19 #economics #tips #lifestyle #worklife #worklifebalance

10 Bad Habits that could be Hindering your Success Financial Planner, Bad Habits, Money Matters, Life Is Good, Finance, Success, Business Entrepreneur, Motivation, Lifestyle

10 Bad Habits that could be Hindering your Success

#success #blog #blogger #business #entrepreneur #money #wealth #lifestyle #motivation #career #habits #finance #financialplan #financialplanner

#lifecover #insurance #blog #financeblog #financialplamner #financialadvisor #personalfinance Life Cover, Finance Blog, Money Matters, Personal Finance

Real Story: Life Cover with Hidden Conditions

#lifecover #insurance #blog #financeblog #financialplamner #financialadvisor #personalfinance

5 Reasons to Use a Financial Advisor instead of doing it alone Money Matters, Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Investing, Internet, Hands, Couple, Button, Business

5 Reasons to Use a Financial Advisor instead of doing it alone

With dodgy service providers looking to take advantage of poor, unsuspecting victims, and the internet able to provide information at the click of a button, it can be tempting to take the matter of your financial planning into your own hands. While the prospect may seem inviting, there are a couple of things you should probably consider before choosing this path. #business #investment #financialadvisor #financialplanning #southafrica

The thought of starting a new enterprise can be an exciting one as there is a certain appeal to doing something you are passionate about. Money Matters, Financial Planning, Food For Thought, Entrepreneurship, Something To Do, Passion, Thoughts, Business, Blog

10 reasons why entrepreneurship is bloody hard.

The thought of starting a new enterprise can be an exciting one as there is a certain appeal to doing something you are passionate about. #business #enterprise #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #foodforthought #southafrica

How to negate the Dunning-Kruger effect on your life High Emotional Intelligence, Common Phrases, Beginning Reading, Intelligent People, Investment Companies, My Attitude, The More You Know, Money Matters, Smart People

How to Negate the Dunning-Kruger Effect on Your Life

One of my greatest frustrations in business is having to deal with people who think they know more than they actually do. It frustrates me because I battle to understand how people can be so narrow-minded and set in their ways. My attitude towards this subject matter started to change when I began reading more about the Dunning-Kruger effect. #business #dunningkruger #psychology #beawesome #learn #development #personalgrowth #knowledgeispower #motivation

How to be taken seriously in life Know Who You Are, What You Can Do, Believe In You, Be Honest With Yourself, Trust Yourself, Honesty And Integrity, Investment Companies, Core Values, Money Matters

How to be taken seriously in life

#lifestyle #business #lifestuff #beauthentic #authenticity #getreal #realtalk #media #design #instagramstory #instagrampost #facebookstory #branding

What would you do if you won the Lotto? Lotto Winners, Lottery Winner, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Lotto Today, National Lottery, Fall From Grace, Investment Companies, Losing Everything

What would you do if you won the lotto?

If you had to win the lotto today, what would you do with the money? This subject has probably come up at some point in your life, whether casually joking with friends around a braai or seriously debating the idea with family. The fantasy of being able to buy anything your heart desires is an alluring one, but did you know, that studies done in the UK show that more than half of lottery winners end up going broke within the first 5 years of winning?

Just like the 7 deadly sins in life, the world of personal finance also has its own seven deadly sins. Read the article to find out what they are and whether you are guilty of any of them. How To Look Rich, Specific Goals, Seven Deadly Sins, Business Motivation, Money Matters, Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Lust, How To Find Out

The 7 Deadly Financial Sins

Just like the 7 deadly sins in life, the world of personal finance also has its own seven deadly sins. Read the article to find out what they are and whether you are guilty of any of them. #business #personalfinance #finance #businessmotivation #financialplanning #financialplan #deadlysins #blog #blogpost #blogger

A few simple things to bear in mind when choosing a financial advisor. Financial Goals, Financial Planning, Succession Planning, Investment Portfolio, Managing Your Money, Simple Things, Money Matters, Get The Job, Peace Of Mind

What to look for in a financial advisor

A few simple things to bear in mind when choosing a financial advisor. #financialadvisor #financialstrategy #financialplan #moneyman #investing

New friends may be turned off by status symbols such as flashy cars, fancy watches & expensive clothing, but in business, isn't this how we measure success? Fancy Watches, Business Articles, Expensive Clothes, Turn Off, Money Matters, Financial Planning, New Friends, Success, Symbols

Status and Friends...can you have both?

New friends may be turned off by status symbols such as flashy cars, fancy watches & expensive clothing, but in business, isn't this how we measure success? #moneymatters #business #matter #businessarticle #businessblog

The 5 Year Plan: Necessity or Obsession? 5 Year Plan, Money Matters, Financial Planning, Civilization, Finance, Success, Concept, How To Plan, Modern

The 5 Year Plan: Necessity or Obsession? | SMB Financial Planning

Did you know that the first five year plan was introduced by Stalin (that bad Russian dictator dude) in 1928 in an attempt to modernize the economy? Since then the concept of a five year plan has been deeply rooted in modern civilization and is often used as a tool to navigate a path to success. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Long-Term Care Planning for Retirement Retirement Planning, Financial Planning, Long Term Care, Care Plans, Money Matters, Caregiver, Finance, Positivity, How To Plan

Long-Term Care Planning for Retirement | SMB Financial Planning

The vast majority of retirees need long-term health and general care services, but very few have an actual plan in place for this. This failure to plan, not only impacts one’s own finances, but also puts family caregivers in a potentially harmful position. Remember, there is a high possibility of you falling ill during your retirement years so without proper planning, the burden of long-term care is often shifted onto family members.

6 Savings Tips for the Average Joe Average Joe, Trust Fund, Marketing Tactics, I Got You, Money Matters, Financial Planning, Real People, Saving Tips, Piggy Bank

6 Savings Tips for the Average Joe | SMB Financial Planning

Saving is pretty difficult for most people, and when I say most, I mean like 99.9% of people (this is an exaggeration but you get my point). Money-hungry corporations and marketing tactics, entice you to spend with adverts everywhere you look whether it be while sitting at home watching TV, browsing through social media, or even on billboards while driving to work.