Lifestyle


What we can and can’t control

In the past couple of years we have lived through numerous crises: Cape Town’s Day Zero water disaster, the Covid-19 pandemic, the unrest in July 2021 and our country’s ongoing power challenges. Then, just as we all thought we were seeing some light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine. In the midst of this new tragedy and its knock-on effects, there are some very important questions we need to be asking ourselves.

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To Buy or Not to Buy

Adults are often expected to agree on the best financial advice. But, on a recent holiday with friends, Veritas co-founder Rick Briers-Danks discovered contrasting opinions on buying versus renting. Traditional views are being challenged by a rapidly changing world where the property market is in a state of flux, and potential homeowners enjoy far greater options.

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The Nothingness of Money

How important is money in your life and in deciding when and how you should retire? We came across a thought-provoking way of approaching this question, and it’s based on one simple reality. Whether you are a billionaire or a homeless person, there comes a moment when money means nothing.

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Time Affluence

If you haven’t found happiness yet, you’ve probably been searching for it in all the wrong places. What’s more, you’re not alone. As an example of that, Yale University’s most popular on-line course is the Science of Well Being in which psychologist Laurie Santos teaches science-backed steps to becoming happier. We thought you would find her approach of interest.

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You’re Not Listening to Me

So you think you’re a good listener. Ever paused to consider whether you really are a good listener or just one of those people who only hears what’s being said? Veritas Wealth partner Rick Briers-Danks shares his thoughts on the differences between listening and hearing and discovers just how profoundly different they are.

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