In these blogs and in my discussions with clients the topic of cryptocurrencies has been raised on a regular basis. The fact is, whether you think this is a good investment opportunity or not, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is sharpening its focus and intention to ‘mine’ it for tax revenue – as is within its rights. This is also not a new thing – SARS has been warning us for years.
After the heartache of losing her mother to a protracted battle with cancer, Claire had some difficult choices to make. What would be the wisest way to spend her inheritance? She was torn in two – should she pay off all her debts and carry on with life or honour her mother by doing something they had both dreamed of for years?
Many small business owners have felt the pinch (unless they are toilet paper suppliers) as customers seem to dwindle. You need customers, so that you can get the resources to invest in technology. Do not despair. There are some things you can do that are much cheaper than throwing the money you do not have into the dark…
Many people may have been wondering if this is the opportune time to put themselves in debt and buy a property for investment purposes. For those who already have rental properties, the question becomes this: with all the economic insecurity people from all walks of life face, is using real estate as a form of passive income still a reliable investment?
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!