Your vote is your voice

We want to encourage everyone to cast their vote on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 (between 7am and 9pm), in electing the political party that they will trust to run their province and country. In South Africa, National and Provincial elections take place every 5 years. This...

How to Be a Role Model for Girls

How to Be a Role Model for Girls Together we can encourage the next generation of female leaders. Girls often look to the women in their lives for cues about how to think and act. When we speak confidently, take risks, and own our accomplishments, we set positive...

Southwood Market Update

We live in eventful times. And, although we do not have a crystal ball to predict future outcomes, the good news is that our Southwood Model Portfolios are well structured leading into such a volatile and unpredictable future. With a diversified investment mix that is...

GIVING BACK

At Southwood Financial Planning we are continually making a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint and strive to support our local community. Many of you already know that we are proud sponsors of the Sparrow Society, whose mission is to “Change the world one...

Does it pay to put all of your eggs into your “bond basket”?

Question: Anne (30) and Paul (35), married with 2 kids (2 and 5), recently purchased their first home. Anne and I recently purchased our first home together, a place where we envision our two young children will grow up.  What startled us when we signed all of the...

Morningstar Market Overview – July 2018

Economic Summary The start of the third quarter showed a turnaround from the previous quarter, with renewed global risk appetite supporting the local bond market and currency. President Ramaphosa’s investment campaign also received a big boost following the...