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Five common myths that hold you back from investing

20 Nov 2017
“Investing is only a rich man’s game” or “I’m not smart enough” are just some of the reasons used by South Africans to explain why they don’t invest. These misconceptions can  stop you from reaching your financial goals, and need to be debunked, says Shirley Smith, Old Mutual Finance Chief Operating Officer.
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How to financially survive the festive season

20 Nov 2017
Getting caught up in the spending cycle during the festive season is as easy as moving to the beat of Camila Cabello’s Havana. Malls everywhere boast dazzling shop window displays, catalogues list unbelievable special offers to entice shoppers – so yes, it’s difficult not to be swept along by the spirit of giving. 
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Challenge the myth of the invincible male this Movember

15 Nov 2017
Despite the commonly held perception that males are the “stronger sex”, men are just as susceptible to severe illnesses as women. In fact, the Old Mutual GREENLIGHT claims statistics show that the majority (56%) of severe illness claims in 2016 were made by men.
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The 60 000-foot view

13 Nov 2017
Dave Mohr & Izak Odendaal, Old Mutual Multi-Managers - The FTSE/JSE All Share Index, or Alsi as it is widely known, broke through the 60 000 points mark for the first time last week. The Alsi beat its previous record high of 55 188 points (set three years earlier in April 2015) in July.
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Financial education crucial for victims of domestic abuse

14 Nov 2017
While the annual "16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children" (which runs from 25 November to 10 December) raises awareness of gender-based abuse, the effective empowerment of women and children calls for ongoing education and long-term strategies.
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Find balance between spending and saving this silly season

13 Nov 2017
As the so-called silly season approaches, many South Africans throw caution and their budget out the window to enjoy the annual extravagant holiday activities and sprees.
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Old Mutual helps Miracle Day Care Centre kids sleep easy

9 Nov 2017
Mattresses that provided runners with a comfortable place to sleep at the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon’s Runners Village this past weekend, will today, be presented to the Miracle Day Care Centre in Eikenhof. 
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Global discontent calls for a more equitable society

8 Nov 2017
While globalisation has raised levels of prosperity, the distribution of this new wealth remains largely unequal.
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Overcoming the financial hurdles of freelancing and owning a small business

8 Nov 2017
A Cape Town-based freelancer recently shared an aha! moment about money management on social media.
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The 24th Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: another resounding success

8 Nov 2017
The Old Mutual Soweto Marathon on Sunday 5 November 2017 saw Lesotho born Tsepho Mathibelle from Phantane Athletics Club claiming the winning position in the men’s race in 2:19:41 while Irvette Van Zyl (Nedbank Running Club) dominated the women’s race with a time of 2:41:04 – and was the first South African woman to take the title in eight years.
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All aboard the Bitcoin train? Know your investment goals first

7 Nov 2017
The price of Bitcoin once again took a dive early this week after rising to an all-time high of $7,598 this weekend. This follows the previous price rollercoaster taken by the cryptocurrency in September, which was fuelled largely by increased scrutiny from regulators.
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How to ensure your risk cover gets paid out

6 Nov 2017
Life is full of unpredictable moments. Although we can’t prevent many of them, we can at least plan for them.
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