When the unexpected happens: strategic guidance from a financial adviser


If life, there are many unexpected events – retrenchment, loss of a spouse, severe illness – that can change your life in an instant. In this Discovery Smart Money podcast, Maya Fisher-French and financial adviser Adam Helper discuss the steps you can take to weather potential storms.

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Host: Maya Fisher-French, Financial Consumer Journalist

Adam Helper, Discovery financial adviser

“There are so many financial instruments available. We are blessed to have these products available. There are many intelligent people – much more intelligent than I – actuaries who sit and work out exactly what it will cost to educate your child; what it will cost to maintain your standard of living.”

Expect the unexpected – and then plan for it

In life, anything could happen, but we are here to help you through the good times as well as the bad. Speak to your financial adviser about how you can prepare for unexpected, potentially life-altering events with the right cover. If you don’t have a financial adviser, you can leave your details with us, and we’ll call you back to discuss your retirement plan and insurance needs.

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