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DTB Wealth Newsletter | July 2023

DTB Wealth Newsletter | July 2023

Wealth management isn’t just about beating the market; it’s also about crafting and sustaining your ideal lifestyle.
Making life’s biggest financial decisions: navigating the question of how much is enough? And more importantly, “enough for what?”

Business Update – David Terbrugge Joins DTB Wealth

Business Update – David Terbrugge Joins DTB Wealth

In the business world, mergers and acquisitions are common occurrences. People often come together to combine their resources, expertise, ideas, and client bases to create a stronger and more competitive entity. After the recent successful merger of Adam Bacher &...

The difference between being Rich and having Wealth

The difference between being Rich and having Wealth

Quite comfortably the best investor psychology book of the year  in my opinion has been Morgan Housel’s’ The Psychology of Money – Timeless lessons on wealth, greed and happiness.  We keep buying more and more copies in the office to give away as the lessons in this...

5 Reasons for clients to stay invested

5 Reasons for clients to stay invested

The first part of 2022 was painful to markets and investors. Fears of inflation spiralling out of control, followed by rapid and potentially large interest rate increases by the US Federal Reserve which could potential lead to a recession in 2023 or 2024 are spooking...

Doing our 67 minutes for Mandela Day

Doing our 67 minutes for Mandela Day

On 18 July, in a small attempt to do our bit on Mandela Day, the extended DTB family gave a couple of hours of our time to the people who need help most. It was the least we could do to combat the glaring inequalities in South Africa.

How long does it take to get money out of an investment?

How long does it take to get money out of an investment?

There will always come a time when you need to access some of the money you have saved. After all, you put it away for a purpose. But, unfortunately, investments don’t operate like bank accounts. Withdrawing funds is often not as easy as simply logging onto an app and...

Book Review: The world for sale, by Javier Blas and Jack Farchy.

Book Review: The world for sale, by Javier Blas and Jack Farchy.

Some of our clients say they do not usually read business books. Here is a book that could be the exception. This one is engaging, very relevant and certainly does not disappoint. We all live in a material world. From the food we eat and the fuel we burn to the many...

Return on Life: Maslow Meets Retirement

Return on Life: Maslow Meets Retirement

You might remember thinking back to school or university days learning about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid. Just to remind you, in 1943 Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist proposed in his research paper a theory around the theme of human motivation. Maslow...

Why inflation really, really matters for investors

Why inflation really, really matters for investors

Ronald Reagan called inflation “as deadly as a hit man”. And, for any investor, it really is the biggest enemy you face. Usually, you don’t notice it. Even though you know that R1,000 today will buy you less than R1,000 did five years ago, this normally happens in a...