Author: Nico

PART 1: A mixed response: what is happening on the property market in 2021?

PART 1: A mixed response: what is happening on the property market in 2021?

Should we hold on to our properties, no matter what, since it is currently a ‘buyer’s market’? Should we put ourselves in debt and buy a property now? With all the economic insecurity people from all walks of life are facing, is using real estate as a form of passive income still a reliable investment?

How to prepare for retirement when you work for yourself

How to prepare for retirement when you work for yourself

If there is one thing that the current pandemic has taught us, it is that life is unpredictable. We need to put measures in place to make sure that we are prepared for the future. There have been many changes in how and where we work. This means that for many of us who work for larger institutions on a permanent basis, the traditional safeguard of a pension and or a provident fund remains but with a new structure.

On prices and dinosaurs – watching the History Channel and reliving your youth

On prices and dinosaurs – watching the History Channel and reliving your youth

A university has invited me to address their history department. I think they did so because I am the only fossil – an ex-student – they could find. Initially I thought it would be fun to tell the students about what it was like studying at that institution during the 1970s (the good old days?) but on reflection I realised it is all a bit embarrassing!

PERCEPTION – how do we make sense of these times?

PERCEPTION – how do we make sense of these times?

As we leave the first year of the 2020s behind us, we may wonder what happened? It’s hard to believe any of what we were and are experiencing was or is real. In this post we want to look at what has been, why we reacted the way we did and how we can recalibrate for the future.

A reputation cannot be built on sand

A reputation cannot be built on sand

Facebook advertisements you pay for; Word of Mouth is priceless.
The bottom line to our bottom line is that we need to make sure our clients want and know how to refer others to us. There is nothing wrong with asking. We do not believe in playing games. Our clients know that if we grow, they also benefit.

The power to do your own thing – but is it always the right thing to do?

The power to do your own thing – but is it always the right thing to do?

If there is one thing the forced acceleration of the 4th Industrial Revolution under COVID-19 has given many of us, it is the fact that we can work differently. We can work for more than one company. We can work from anywhere. We can more easily be our own boss.