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Sandwich generation needs to take extra care with retirement planning

New pressures are making it harder than ever to plan for a financially secure retirement, but it remains critical. Understanding the problem is the first step. By Alex Cook, CEO, GCI Wealth The sandwich generation generally describes those who fall into the broad age group between 40 and 60. These individuals are at the height...


Why not to take your money offshore

The relegation of South Africa’s bonds to junk status has prompted many South Africans to rethink their investment strategies, and begin moving money offshore. Not necessarily such a good idea, argues Alex Funk, CEO of Cinnabar Investment Management, an independent discretionary fund management business. “Taking money offshore is only prudent when the decision is prompted...