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  • Three ways to ensure you have a comfortable retirement
  • Three ways to ensure you have a comfortable retirement
    When you're young, you have hopes and dreams for the years that lie ahead. Retirement seems a far off notion that you won't have to worry about now. As you age and you creep closer to retirement age, the reality dawns that you may not be in a financially sound position to ever retire. Things aren't quite like you envisaged them. But you can make changes now that will help you live a comforta... ››› more
  • [26 October 2015]
  • How to put your tax-free savings account to use for retirement
  • There isn't an easy way to prepare for retirement. You'll have to make a lot of choices along the way. If you're contributing to a pension or a retirement annuity, it's good to add some diversification by looking at other ways of saving for your retirement. And you could do this by using your tax-free savings account. Read on to find out more… Investing for retirement with a tax ... ››› more
  • [22 October 2015]
  • A guide to planning for retirement through the ages
  • You most likely already know that the earlier you start preparing for retirement, the better. From when you start work until you reach retirement age, there are certain things you should focus on in terms of planning for your retirement. Let's take a closer look… Planning for retirement in your 20s In your 20s, retirement planning isn’t likely to be top of mind, but this is whe... ››› more
  • [21 October 2015]
  • Planning for your retirement? Here are five options to consider…
  • Planning for your later years is no easy task. There are so many decisions to make. You know you need to make provisions and save for retirement, but what are your options? Read on to find out more about five ways you can fund or top up your retirement savings… How to plan for your retirement Planning for retirement is a time consuming task. Of course, the earlier you start the be... ››› more
  • [19 October 2015]
  • Retirement planning: Using endowments to help fund your retirement
  • Endowments, also known as endowment policies or endowment plans, are essentially savings vehicles provided by life assurance companies. Endowments can be a good option for you to consider for providing additional income once you reach retirement if you sit in a higher tax bracket. Let's take a closer look at endowments… What are endowments? Endowments are targeted savings plans. T... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • How to make your retirement comfortable
  • You no doubt know that planning for retirement from a young age gives you the best chance of achieving your financial goals for when you get there. To really prepare adequately for retirement, you need to spend time now making some decisions. This will help you plan more effectively. Let's take a closer look… Work out your retirement budget When you retire, the expenses you have n... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • Retirement planning: Dealing with annuities once you retire
  • When you decide to retire, you need to sort out what you're going to do with your pension. You can take a third of your retirement savings in a lump sum, the remainder must go towards an annuity. So what is an annuity? And what are your options picking one? Read on to find out… What is an annuity? An annuity refers to a payment you receive on an annual basis. When it comes t... ››› more
  • [07 October 2015]
  • Preparing for retirement: Is a retirement annuity for you?
  • A retirement annuity is a popular way to save for your retirement. Since their launch in 1960, many people use them as a way to save for their later years as retirement annuities come with tax benefits. So how does a retirement annuity work? Who are retirement annuities for? And what are the benefits of using a retirement annuity for saving for retirement? Read on to find out... How... ››› more
  • [06 October 2015]
  • Delving into pensions: The pros and cons of a provident fund
  • Making decisions about your retirement and pension isn't easy. If you're young, it's hard to think about your needs when you reach retirement age. And as you get older, you'll start to worry you don't have enough money to last you through retirement. One option you have is to save for retirement through a provident fund. So what exactly is a provident fund? And what are the advantages an... ››› more
  • [05 October 2015]
  • How to begin planning your pension
  • It's never too early to start planning for retirement. And this means thinking about a pension or another way of investing for your later years. So what should you consider when it comes to finding the best pension solution for you? Read on to find out… The earlier you start planning for retirement, the better Read anything about retirement planning and you’ll no doubt come acro... ››› more
  • [01 October 2015]
  • What investment strategy should you follow for retirement?
  • If you're investing for your retirement, you may want to take bigger risks when you're younger and move into safer investments the older you get. The idea here is that you can make up for any losses as you age. But this perhaps isn't the best way to approach your retirement investments. Let's take a closer look… Investing for retirement When you’re younger, retirement seems ligh... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • How best to prepare for retirement
  • It's probably not a surprise to learn that many South Africans haven't adequately prepared for retirement and have little or no savings. Saving for retirement is something that you need to do. How else are you going to support yourself when you're older? You may think you don't have enough money to save towards retirement, but chances are you do. Read on to find out more… Stop was... ››› more
  • [03 September 2015]
  • Retirement savings: When it's ok to start spending your principal
  • When you're saving for retirement (or other goal), the one rule you should never break is never touch your principal amount. If you touch your principal amount, you're going to damage your future gains. But once you get a bit older, there will come a time when you can break this rule. So how do you know when it's time? Read on to find out… If you’re nearing or in retirement W... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]


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