Veritas Wealth

Where your life and your money meet

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Buy, Build, Sell or Beg?

According to an old Scottish saying, the father buys it, the son builds it, the grandson sells it, and his son begs. In fact, a US study reveals that as many as 70% of intergenerational transfers of wealth fail. Too many people simply place the blame for this on the “kids” who received the money, but a recent analysis we have come across exposes the real reasons.

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The Importance Of Being Wrong

Even the greats get it wrong sometimes. Sir Alex Ferguson is widely regarded as the best football manager of all time, yet his win ratio with Manchester United was only 59%. Or viewed from a different angle, he didn’t win close to half (41%) of the matches he managed. And the best fund managers? Same story. Just over half (53%) of the stocks selected into their portfolios outperform the index! So what makes these losers … winners?

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The true cost of emigrating – expat tax

Changes in the tax structure of South African expats are imminent, necessitating many of them to carefully consider their tax residency status. This can be a tricky business because of some confusion around the difference between financial emigration and becoming a non-resident for tax purposes. Sable International forex specialist Tim Powell looks at the options, which we are sharing with you.

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Truth, choices, understanding and discipline

Veritas Wealth is an independent financial planning company focused on managing wealth. We assist people who want to take responsibility for their lifestyle but don’t have the time, knowledge or inclination to manage their own financial affairs.

Independent Advice

We are not affiliated with any financial product or company, and we do not benefit from selling any specific product. Our advice is purely based on knowledge and hard earned insight that we have gained through years of experience and our commitment to remain at the cutting edge of financial planning best practice.

Our Approach

At Veritas we believe it is best to adopt a comprehensive approach to financial planning. Our holistic approach ensures that we take into account all the facts and consider the environment as a whole (as opposed to a piecemeal approach that involves isolated investment decisions).

Our Core Values

At Veritas we will always honour our values: integrity, prudence and delivery. In a field where there are so many unknowns, people will always be able to rely on our word.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

Our session with Rick yesterday was particularly heartening, given the stage in life that Lindy and I now find ourselves. Rick’s guidance on all of this has been absolutely invaluable and we really do appreciate the service he has provided.

Brett & Lindy

I have known Barry for years and joined Veritas as a client quite a few years ago. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. One should leave financial planning to the professionals!

William

Clare, you and Barry both gave me such confidence at our meeting with your superb combination of efficiency and caring. To date my way of only taking everything one “time bite” at a time has served me well. Just staying in the present and focussing on what is happening right now is very therapeutic for me.

Jean

Just wanted to say thank you for all your advice and guidance, especially as we are not a big client. It is really refreshing to meet someone so honest, professional and personable.

Steve

Barry, a special note of gratitude to you for all your concern for our welfare over the years. Your advice has always been cheerfully, thoughtfully, and unselfishly given.
We have always looked forward to our meetings and I hope that our relationship continues as we head towards retirement.

David

Vicky and I would just like to thank you for all your advice guidance and contacts over the years and we are very grateful that you allow us to still be clients despite not meeting the financial criteria.
Congratulations on your continued success and you are a great bloke whose down to earth and candid approach is real breath of fresh air.
Take care

Steve & Vicky

Their detailed plan was presented and although we retired only 18 months later, in the interim the Veritas team continued updating our plan through several meetings. Months later and happily retired we reflected on the things that Veritas provided us:
– Clarity and lucidity of all the advice
– Advice was just that, never hard-sell and always focused on our best interests
– Planning is focused on personal needs and engenders a high level of trust
– Veritas brought knowledge and specialist expertise without which we could not have made this transition

Kerry

I would like to express again my appreciation to you both, for just being there for me at all times this year, Clare and Barry.
You, both have “held” us so sensitively and yet have firmly grounded us through the difficult issues which have presented themselves.
I am enormously grateful to you.
We have come a long way this year in consolidating our financial affairs in a positive way and I look forward to simplifying and tying the ” loose threads” even more next year! Thank you!

Fred

Just a big thanks for the professional financial plan Barry left with us this morning. We know we don’t have to read it but will do in a quiet moment to see how things should be done. It is a pleasure dealing with you.

Shirleen & Chris

Thanks again for what you do for me. You are a pillar of strength in very turbulent waters at the moment with this retirement thing looming large.

Brian

Many thanks – you are very efficient and have been a pleasure to deal with.

Elaine

Appreciate your time this morning and great to have you around helping us (and the family) get everything structured correctly.

Craig

Dear Barry, Chris was immensely fond of you and had high respect for you and your company which he regarded as a model for other organisations. I am so thankful to have Veritas covering my back at this extremely difficult time!

With very best wishes.

Jill

What Our Clients Are Saying:

I have known Barry for years and joined Veritas as a client quite a few years ago. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. One should leave financial planning to the professionals!

William

Vicky and I would just like to thank you for all your advice guidance and contacts over the years and we are very grateful that you allow us to still be clients despite not meeting the financial criteria.
Congratulations on your continued success and you are a great bloke whose down to earth and candid approach is real breath of fresh air.
Take care

Steve & Vicky

Our session with Rick yesterday was particularly heartening, given the stage in life that Lindy and I now find ourselves. Rick’s guidance on all of this has been absolutely invaluable and we really do appreciate the service he has provided.

Brett & Lindy

Appreciate your time this morning and great to have you around helping us (and the family) get everything structured correctly.

Craig

Thanks again for what you do for me. You are a pillar of strength in very turbulent waters at the moment with this retirement thing looming large.

Brian

Many thanks – you are very efficient and have been a pleasure to deal with.

Elaine

Just a big thanks for the professional financial plan Barry left with us this morning. We know we don’t have to read it but will do in a quiet moment to see how things should be done. It is a pleasure dealing with you.

Shirleen & Chris

Just wanted to say thank you for all your advice and guidance, especially as we are not a big client. It is really refreshing to meet someone so honest, professional and personable.

Steve

I would like to express again my appreciation to you both, for just being there for me at all times this year, Clare and Barry.
You, both have “held” us so sensitively and yet have firmly grounded us through the difficult issues which have presented themselves.
I am enormously grateful to you.
We have come a long way this year in consolidating our financial affairs in a positive way and I look forward to simplifying and tying the ” loose threads” even more next year! Thank you!

Fred

Clare, you and Barry both gave me such confidence at our meeting with your superb combination of efficiency and caring. To date my way of only taking everything one “time bite” at a time has served me well. Just staying in the present and focussing on what is happening right now is very therapeutic for me.

Jean

Their detailed plan was presented and although we retired only 18 months later, in the interim the Veritas team continued updating our plan through several meetings. Months later and happily retired we reflected on the things that Veritas provided us:
– Clarity and lucidity of all the advice
– Advice was just that, never hard-sell and always focused on our best interests
– Planning is focused on personal needs and engenders a high level of trust
– Veritas brought knowledge and specialist expertise without which we could not have made this transition

Kerry

Dear Barry, Chris was immensely fond of you and had high respect for you and your company which he regarded as a model for other organisations. I am so thankful to have Veritas covering my back at this extremely difficult time!

With very best wishes.

Jill

Barry, a special note of gratitude to you for all your concern for our welfare over the years. Your advice has always been cheerfully, thoughtfully, and unselfishly given.
We have always looked forward to our meetings and I hope that our relationship continues as we head towards retirement.

David