Lifestyle


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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Life Begins at … ?

Life begins at 40. Or does it? Meet the “young-old”. These are people ranging in age from 60 to 75 and even older who continue to be very active, healthy and productive. They’re living and enjoying an extended middle age and challenging the definition of what it means to be “old”. The implications of this trend are profound for society, as we discovered in reading a recent Financial Times feature.

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Transform your life, one night at a time

Many of us, it seems, are missing out on sleep – “the chief nourisher in life’s feast,” which is how Shakespeare viewed sleep in his time. Today, Ariana Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, looks at sleep in our time and comes up with a startling conclusion in her new book: we’re in a sleep deprivation crisis.

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World Citizens – Life Leads and Money Follows

As globalisation continues, increasing numbers of people are on the move .… to other countries, living and working in other parts of the world. With laws and regulations differing from one country to another, financial planning is a complex business. Veritas has therefore joined the World Citizens network of CFP® Professionals to ensure that our clients continue to get the best advice possible.

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Marshmallow anyone?

As the silly season rapidly approaches, stores are already filled with Christmas goodies (in October, really?). Many of us may be wondering how we’re going to survive the next two months without overspending, overeating or drowning in too much debt (or aperitifs). So how do we resist all this seemingly endless temptation? And what coping strategies can we use?

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