What led you to becoming a financial adviser? When I left high school, I decided I wanted to become a doctor. I got into medical school and completed the first two years at the University of Limpopo. In the third year of studies my father died. He didn't have life cover in place, and I was forced to drop out of varsity for financial reasons. I decided to move into the life insurance industry with the hope that I could prevent others from experiencing the same fate. I started at the bottom as a call-centre sales agent and then became a team leader. After receiving my FAIS (Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services) accreditation, I had the opportunity to become a financial adviser. What do you enjoy most about your job? The environment, culture and how we always go the extra mile for our clients. Many people in SA are not well educated when it comes to their life-cover options. They would rather pay for five separate funeral cover policies that pay out a small fraction of what lif...

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