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Category Archives: Death

Financial planning for couples married with the accrual system

What couples need to be aware of when making financial decisions. Image: Shutterstock If you’re married out of community of property with the accrual system, you will have an ante-nuptial contract in place which sets out the financial consequences of … Continue reading

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The benefits of setting up a trust

What are some of the benefits of setting up a trust? Explain some of the importance of trusts Identify the role of trustees Describe why setting up a trust is important right now Reprinted from FT Adviser by Dawn Goodman … Continue reading

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When to review your life insurance policy?

When was the last time you went over your life insurance policy? Reprinted from Witbank News A general annual review is advisable to see if your insurance is up to date and whether you can still afford it. However, a … Continue reading

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The financial consequences of your marriage contract

How your choice of matrimonial property regime can impact you. Divorce Attorney Cape Town has written a lot about ante-nuptial contracts (ANCs), matrimonial property regime, pension splitting, and many other aspects of marriage and divorce law and finances. This article … Continue reading

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Not married – when the inevitable happens

Losing a partner is hard enough. What happens if you and your life partner are not married, but have spent years building a life together? There is no such thing as common-law marriage. Find out how to protect yourselves and your joint assets here. Continue reading

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Death and marital regime

What happens to the estate on the death of a spouse depends on the marital regime By Simon Dippenaar (as featured on FIN24.com) No one wants to think about dying, but it happens to us all eventually. Since death is the … Continue reading

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