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  • How much money you need to have working for you by retirement
  • When it comes to saving and preparing for retirement, it's hard to know how much money you'll need. But it's not just how much money you'll need put aside. Depending on this, you'll have to get your money working for you. Read on to find out how much money you need to have working for you by retirement... It can be easier than you think, Robert Hsu in Money Morning US explains... In his 2005 ... ››› more
  • [17 October 2013]
  • How to create a second retirement fund
  • For most of us, saving for retirement comes in two parts. There's the years of working to build a pot of money. Then, when you retire, you have to turn this pot into an income to live on. Traditionally, the way to do this is to buy an annuity - an income for life - with your pension pot. These can be good if you get a decent rate and you live long enough. But it makes sense to have back-up. Read o... ››› more
  • [07 October 2013]
  • 4 ways to prepare for your golden years
  • It is hard to make time to sort things out for later in your life, but it is worth taking the time now. You might have overlooked crucial aspects that you need to deal with. Read on to find out four ways to prepare for your golden years… There’s no time like the present to start preparing for your golden years, the team of experts at The South African Investor explain… Four things that ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2013]
  • How to take charge of your retirement nest egg's future
  • It can be very daunting trying to work out what you need to have stashed away for your retirement. You don't want to get to your golden years to find out that you didn't make enough provisions. Read on to find out how you can take charge of your retirement nest egg's future… Retirement planning isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. But it’s vital that you make the time to do it, as t... ››› more
  • [10 September 2013]
  • In your 50s? It's vital you know how much you'll need to retire
  • With your golden years approaching, you need to make sure that you have enough put away to retire comfortably. Read on to find out how much you'll need to retire and what you can do to make your retirement nest egg work for you… Once you reach 50, you need to ensure you have an inflation based projection figure of what you need to retire well. You need to adjust this accordingly on an annual b... ››› more
  • [28 August 2013]
  • Why retirees should buy an annuity
  • How do you avoid running out of money when you retire? This is a question you've probably thought about. Many of us use our pension pots to buy an annuity (an income for life) from an insurer. Read out to find out why you should buy an annuity… Some people are reluctant to swap their pot for an annuity. For instance, if you die prematurely, your relatives won’t get a penny of it. But if y... ››› more
  • [27 August 2013]
  • It's time to take your retirement nest egg by the horns
  • Depending at what stage you are in your life will determine how you should be preparing for retirement. If you're aged between thirty and fifty, it's time to take that retirement nest egg by the horns. Read on to find out what you can do to save for your retirement… When you’re aged between 30 and 40, no doubt you’re facing the demands of children and paying off a mortgage. Put 10% extr... ››› more
  • [27 August 2013]
  • 5 tips to help you prepare for retirement
  • You can never start too early preparing for your retirement. By starting early you can ensure that you make the most of the time you have until retirement working on that nest egg. Here's some tips to help you prepare for retirement… When it comes to retirement, there are so many things that you need to think about. One thing you’ve probably already wondered is, how much you need to save ... ››› more
  • [26 August 2013]
  • How to make the most of your Retirement Annuity
  • You need to make sure you prepare yourself financially for retirement. And one way of doing that is through a Retirement Annuity (RA). Read on to find out how you can make the most of a RA for your golden years… Retirement Annuities (RAs) can give you significant tax advantages, explains The South African Investor’s research team... Your contributions are deductible (within limits) to the... ››› more
  • [22 August 2013]
  • Uncovered: Your essential checklist to downsizing success
  • Taking the decision to downsize is only half the battle. To make the move is just as hard, if not harder. Read on to find out how to downsize your property successfully… Once you’ve decided that you are going to move to a smaller property to free up some cash to fund your retirement, the next step is going through with it. Four ways to make the best decisions about downsizing The follo... ››› more
  • [15 August 2013]
  • The seven benefits of downsizing
  • Downsizing your home is one of the biggest decisions you can make. But it can also be one of the best decisions you ever make. Read on to uncover seven reasons why you should sell up for a smaller home… Downsizing can be a difficult thing to contemplate and an even bigger thing to actually do, but there are more than enough reasons to why you should. One of the benefits of downsizing is you... ››› more
  • [14 August 2013]
  • The four cons of downsizing
  • If you're planning to downsize your property to free up some cash, there are obvious advantages. But have you given any thought to the disadvantages? Read on to find out the four cons of downsizing… When you retire, it’s important to save what you can so that you can live the retirement lifestyle you want. What you need to think about before you sell up But it’s an easier thing to do... ››› more
  • [13 August 2013]
  • More from less: Think about downsizing
  • If you're retired, you'll always be on the lookout for ways to cut your expenses without degrading your lifestyle. One thing you could consider is downsizing your home. Read on to find out more… If your children have left home and you’re now living in a house way beyond your needs, downsizing is a great option, as Bob Irish from the Palm Street Letter explains…   If you’re an ‘empty... ››› more
  • [12 August 2013]
  • You need this Retirement Survival Strategy…
  • Interest rates around the world are at record low levels. This is actively destroying the livelihood of retirees. Read on to find the strategy to survive in a low interest rate environment… This Retirement Survival Strategy will help you weather the low yield income storm, reveals Warren Jeffery, Chairman of The South African Investor. Four easy ways to help you generate income from your in... ››› more
  • [06 August 2013]
  • Retirement alert: A low risk way to boost your investment income…
  • As interest rates remain low, the returns you get from your money market and saving investments are poor. Read on to find out how you can boost your investment income… With interest rates at four decade lows, any return you make from your money market and saving investments is suffering. If you depend on your investment income to live off, you might find yourself dipping into your actual in... ››› more
  • [05 August 2013]


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