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The rise in populism in our country, reflected in the EFF-driven land expropriation without compensation and Reserve Bank nationalisation agenda, is uncharacteristic to South Africa. Populism, however, is surging globally, particularly in the Western world. Much has been written about this and we recently came across a graphic representation, which has helped us to better understand why this is happening.Read More
“It’s not that we’re dumb. We’re wired to avoid pain and pursue pleasure and security. It feels right to sell when everyone around us is scared and buy when everyone feels great. It may feel right-but it’s not rational.” US financial planner Carl Richards, calls the distance between what we should do and what we actually do when it comes to managing our money, the ‘Behaviour Gap’.Read More
Followers of Radical Economic Transformation in South Africa may be interested to learn more about what is happening in Ireland. We’ve recently returned from Ireland where we witnessed radical economic transformation in action from a completely different angle.Read More
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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.
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What Our Clients Are Saying:
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!
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.
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.
Appreciate your time this morning and great to have you around helping us (and the family) get everything structured correctly.
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.
Many thanks – you are very efficient and have been a pleasure to deal with.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.