Lee Oosthuizen

Certified Financial Planner®

Read this before you buy-to-let: Part 1

Conventional wisdom. A generally accepted belief. The kind of advice your grandmother would no doubt give you, while fattening you up with homemade cookies. Often, conventional wisdom is simply a function of a generation and their experiences in history. For example, older generations see gold as a store of value. Ask a 20-year-old whether cryptocurrency … Read more

Under your mattress isn’t an investment strategy

Figuratively speaking, of course. The practical equivalent to “under your mattress” is leaving your money to rot in a notice deposit account that makes the bank rich instead of you. If your money really is under your mattress, then we urgently need to talk! Banks adore these notice accounts. They get “sticky deposits” that they … Read more

“I really should have spoken to someone”

How often have you heard these words, usually spoken forlornly by a friend, family member or colleague who has suffered a financial loss? The reality is that far too many people don’t ask. They are “too busy” or “don’t need help” – if this resonates with you and you haven’t spoken to a financial advisor … Read more