Women… under served by financial services sector?

Women have long been under served by the financial advisory sector – but this is now changing. This is the assessment of deVere Switzerland, part of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, which recently held the ‘Women in Finance’ summit in Zurich. Addressing the issue “There are an increasing number of women-focused networks, events and initiatives Read More

Voice of Experience…

“The best careers sit at the intersection of what you’re passionate about and what you’re naturally good at – fortunately, those two things tend to go hand in hand.” Amanda Hindlian, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs began her career as a semiconductor equity analyst in the Global Investment Research (GIR) Division at Goldman Sachs where Read More

Raising financially empowered kids

Educating children on the value and consequences of money as early as possible can go a long way to preparing them for the real world. In a country with a poor savings record like South Africa, instilling early lessons about how to handle money and investing can make all the difference to the financial outcomes Read More

Look after your teeth to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Now there is more reason to brush, floss and visit the dentist regularly – it could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease… Scientists have found that bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. They detected evidence of the bacteria in brain samples from Read More

Not losing yourself… in work or motherhood

Attending the needs of our children and responding to the demands of work may leave us with a sense of stripping us apart – especially when there can seem to be so many demands of both, often times appearing to be in conflict. In the effort to manage and give your energy to both, you Read More

The guilt of not getting things done

Leo Babauta, an author, vegan and minimalist says it happens to all of us: we do not get done what we hoped to get done, then we feel stressed or guilty about it. “It is time to let that go, because it is not helping us. We can build resiliency around this, with a little Read More

Requirements of a valid will

Case study: Sleeping Beauty heard from her friends that she must make a Will in order to provide for her family after her death. She does not know how to make a Will and what the requirements are for her Will to be valid. Sleeping Beauty approached Little Birdie at LegalWise for some advice. Little Read More