“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Helping you protect your future
I am a financial planner specialising in comprehensive financial advice by researching and considering the best retail investment products or providers available to meet the client's needs and thus provide clients with unbiased and unrestricted advice. This is a huge advantage to you the client.
My clients are my number one priority and everything I do I do for them. My philosophy is "look after your clients and everything else will look after itself.”
I have a Bcom degree as well as a Post Grad diploma in Financial Planning. I have also successfully passed the FPI’s board exam. Starting off in the banking sector I came across many heart wrenching situations where parents were desperately trying to get money to pay for school fees or businesses were struggling because of a lack of proper planning. This is when I realised that I wanted to become a financial planner, so that I can help people to realise their short and long term financial goals by implementing tailor made financial plans.
A financial plan is more than a set of financial strategies - it's a way to capture what's important to you, build wealth and translate it into the future you want. That's why I believe in ongoing, personal advice - building long-term financial plans that adapt to your changing needs, and bring you lasting financial security and wellbeing.
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“It is health that is your real wealth” — Mahatma Gandhi Many entrepreneurs and ambitious people are concerned with climbing the career ladder and building their wealth. However, as you get older or suffer bouts of illness, you will start to appreciate the true value of your health and not take it for granted. Although […]
This Thursday, 9th August is National Women’s Day, which marks the historic moment on 9th August 1956 when 20,000 South African women of all races showed that they would not be intimidated by unjust laws when they marched to Pretoria’s Union Buildings to present a petition to the prime minister against the carrying of passes. […]
Creating your long-term saving goals (this is retirement for many people) is not something that you can simply decide on the spot – and often, these goals may change over time. Before you even get into some of the technicalities of long-term saving strategies, as we will cover in this blog, you need to know […]
In his bestselling book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, the author, Robert Kiyosaki, explains the fundamental differences in the way his two fathers thought about money — his real father who was ‘poor’ and the father of his best friend who was ‘rich’, despite both earning a good salary. From studying their journeys, he realised that […]
An emergency fund is a lump sum of money that is important to set aside to cover any financial surprises, such as car breakdowns, medical requirements, home repairs, vet bills, or sudden unemployment. These unexpected emergencies can be stressful, costly, and they often demand immediate payment. You can financially manage these unanticipated disasters by ensuring […]
A National Treasury regulation that came into play on 1st March 2018 now provides South Africans with more flexibility when it comes to investing their money in a tax-free savings account (TFSA). According to an article published on Business Tech, South Africans will be able to switch as much as they want of their money […]
July is National Savings Month in South Africa, which is an awareness campaign spearheaded by the South African Savings Institute (SASI). The objectives of the campaign are to promote discussion about saving, raise awareness about the benefits of financial planning, and motivate consumers to be proactive with regards to their savings. The country’s weakened currency […]
Filing a tax return can be confusing and time consuming, particularly if you have more than one source of income or are eligible for several deductions. As frustrating as bureaucracy can sometimes be, expressing your irritation to anyone at SARS will probably not get you far. If any issues arise, it’s best to contact SARS […]
You don’t have to be able to do a headstand or salute the sun every day to appreciate the benefits of yoga. Now, this isn’t to say that everyone needs to start a daily practice, but it can be helpful to recognise that we can learn a lot from this ancient discipline. When you practice […]
Brace yourself — the start of income tax season is nigh, which means it’s time to prepare to file your tax return. It’s worth always trying to submit your tax return sooner rather than later, as being efficient can save you standing in line at SARS at the last minute if any problems arise. As […]
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."
Helping you choose the right products to create a portfolio that will fit the life you want to plan
Many South African families are affected each year by a serious illness, disability, injury or worse still, an untimely death, the financial consequences without a financial plan can be devastating.
I provide a complete financial planning and wealth management solution, building long-term and trusted relationships across the generations.
FINANCIAL NEEDS ANALYSIS
If you were to pass away tomorrow, do you know what your estate duty will be? What about your executors fees, accrual calculation and estate liquidity?
Investing is not glamorous, flashy or sexy. However, carefully tending to your portfolio adds substantial value over time.
Business Assurance is essentially financial planning for a business, and it aids in identifying, evaluating and dealing with the risks of a death or disability of a partner, shareholder or key member of the business
Regardless of how much or how little money you have, a Will ensures that whatever you do have will go to the family or beneficiaries that you want it to go too.
“Don't wait. The time will never be just right.”
ARE YOU SAVING ENOUGH?
How healthy is your financial plan when it comes to saving and provisioning funds for the future? Digital technology and our diverse economic systems and policies have increased our options both for investment and for risk protection. This is an arena that is constantly changing, growing rapidly and needs to be monitored regularly – which is one reason for having your own financial planner!
WHO DO YOU CHOOSE?
If you have never worked with a financial advisor before, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, confused by the jargon and frustrated at the cost! But in the same way you wouldn't service your own car, it's good to have someone you trust to advise and guide you to make healthy decisions about your wealth.
CREATE WINNING STRATEGIES
Aside from being an expert in the money game and having a keen sense of the conditions and lay of the financial landscape, winning strategies are born inside of a relationship of trust, mutual understanding and a commitment to strive for the same goals. Your financial advisor should bring you peace-of-mind and help you maintain control of your finances.
Hear it from my clients
Ben Charlton understands that to our family our financial fitness is not simply a matter of figures on a balance sheet, its far more complex than that. To feel secure we have to have confidence that experts who truly care about our future are overseeing our investments. That’s Ben.
Following purchasing our first home and setting up a business, my husband and I were pleased to meet with Ben and benefit from their expertise. Ben has been helping us in recent months to put in place the necessary financial and legal structures to protect us and our business as it continues to grow. We have found them to be friendly and approachable, and they have listened to our desires and needs throughout the process.
After completing my medical degree I was hounded by financial planners to take out life policies, Retirement Annuities and investments. So I ended up with all these debit orders going off my account without really knowing why they were in place. After having a bad experience with my adviser I was referred to Ben, and I’m so glad I was. He took the time and explained to me why each different insurance is important, he also explained to me how much cover I should take and why. Now at the end of the month when the debit orders go off my account I know exactly what it is for and how it fits into my financial plan. I sleep well every night knowing that if the worst were to happen, I’m covered.
“Every risk is worth taking as long as it’s for a good cause, and contributes to a good life.”
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