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5 good reasons to grant your staff access to a Group Pension or Provident Fund

Group Pension and Provident Funds are not only beneficial to employees. Employers can enjoy just as many benefits from providing Group Retirement Schemes to their valued staff. Yet sadly, many small to medium enterprises are unaware of the value a Group Pension or Provident Fund can bring to the lives of their employees and their families.

Pension fund default regulation changes – what will it mean to you?

Pension fund default regulation changes – what will it mean to you? -Letlhogonolo Lesiba, Head of Employee Benefits By the first of March 2019, the revised default regulations in terms of Section  37, 38 and 39 of the Pension Funds Act will be fully enforceable. Most pension and provident fund administrators and providers have been […]

How to make the most of your medical aid savings in 2019

How to make the most of your medical aid savings in 2019 – Tanya Motlafe (Director, Cornerstone Healthcare Consulting Services) A new year has dawned, and medical scheme members can look forward to a medical aid savings account chock-a-block with funds. These funds help you to pay for out-of-hospital procedures, treatments and medication when you or […]

Wealth management for beginners, Part 1: Explaining asset classes

Wealth management for beginners, Part 1: Explaining asset classes – Rich Mashayanyika  (Director Cornerstone Asset Management) With the new year in full swing, Cornerstone Investment Advisory Services are even more committed to growing and building the wealth of our valued clients. We believe that one of the biggest steps to financial freedom is education and […]

3 ways to increase your tax refund within the next 30 days

3 ways to increase your tax refund within the next 30 days – Sipho Matiwane, Head of Cornerstone Tax and Accounting In just over a month, the current tax year will come to an end and soon thereafter all South Africans will be frantically busy submitting their tax returns to SARS. It’s no secret that […]

How do insurers determine what your car insurance premium will be?

How do insurers determine what your car insurance premium will be? – Debbie Smart (Director, Cornerstone Insurance Brokers) During this time of year, many people are shopping around for new car insurance quotes to try and save on their monthly premiums and although multiple insurers are dominating our screens with ad campaigns claiming massive savings at […]

Top tips on how to survive the post-festive season financial strain

– Chanelle Taylor (Director, Cornerstone Financial Planning) Even though you tried your best not to, chances are you overspent in December and splurged on too many luxuries to end off the year in style. In principle, spoiling yourself after a long year is not a bad thing, but if you overdid it, you’re likely counting the […]

Monthly Market Update

The South African Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) delivered by Minister of Finance -Tito Mboweni – on the 24th of October 2018 disappointed the markets as fiscal slippage was not addressed.

Medical aid and severe illness cover – the ultimate dream team protecting you and your loved ones

October and November mark breast cancer and prostate cancer awareness month respectively, shedding light on the importance of awareness and early detection in the successful treatment of these severe illnesses. Although only two types of cancer are highlighted specifically during these two months, there is an entire spectrum of dread diseases that can rake havoc on our bodies, minds and families.
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