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What is the difference between wealth management, legacy planning, estate planning and financial planning?

What is the difference between wealth management, legacy planning, estate planning and financial planning? – Paul Damant, CFP (Director, Cornerstone Investment Advisory Services and Managing Director, Cornerstone Financial Services Group of Companies) With much of the COVID-19 dust settling, many people are becoming more aware of their financial wellness and once again prioritising their financial future. […]

9 attributes to look out for when appointing an accountant

9 attributes to look out for when appointing an accountant Chanel Raath (Director of Cornerstone Tax and Accounting Services) Warren Buffet famously said that “Accounting is the language of business” and thereby reiterating the absolute importance of correct, professional, and clever accounting within every business. We wholeheartedly agree with Mr Buffet, and we would add […]

Smart Insurance: Finding the right balance between price and quality cover

Smart Insurance: Finding the right balance between price and quality cover Jaco Erasmus – Director of Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Since the inception of modern short-term insurance, it has been a grudge purchase. As an intangible product, it is often hard to justify paying for something each month that you may never use. “Cheap insurance” has […]

Monthly Market Commentary – February 2021

Monthly Market Commentary – February 2021 South African Property had a spectacular month returning 8.6% followed by SA equity which posted a very respectable return of 5.3%. The JSE was primarily driven by sharp gains in resource counters, these were supported by impressive financial results and the tailwinds of global commodity prices. The rand was […]

Nearly 100 000 traumatic brain injuries are reported in SA every month – what if it happened to you?

Nearly 100 000 traumatic brain injuries are reported in SA every month – what if it happened to you? – Chanelle Taylor (Director, Cornerstone Financial Planning) March is World Head Injury Awareness month and during this month most healthcare providers aim to raise awareness around head injuries, mainly focussing on prevention and treatment.  With nearly 100 000 traumatic […]

Treasury’s retirement reform initiatives – all you need to know

Treasury’s retirement reform initiatives – all you need to know -Letlhogonolo Lesiba, Director of Cornerstone Employee Benefits 2020 was a difficult year for many reasons, but what comes to mind first is the impact the last 12 months had on the financial stability of individuals, companies and the economy. Safe to say that many people […]

4 reasons to get Gap cover today

4 reasons to get Gap cover today – Tanya Motlafe (Director of  Cornerstone Healthcare Consulting Services) GAP cover has been around for quite some time but is has never been more relevant than now. Many people are downgrading their medical aid plans due to financial constraints which in turns lowers their cover.  If you downgrade your […]

Monthly Market Commentary – January 2021

Monthly Market Commentary – January 2021 South African Equities led the way in January while South African property gave back over 3% after two months of strong performance in the asset class. Although the rand weakened over the month, it was not enough for global asset classes to outperform the JSE. The local bourse was […]
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