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  • 3 Legitimate reasons to delay saving for retirement
  • We've all heard the same old story. “If you don't start saving for retirement now, you won't even have one!” The thing is, it can be pretty hard to start saving money, especially when you not making enough of it to make it through the month. And while saving for retirement is important, there are cases where it makes sense delaying those savings. Because sometimes you'd be better off spendi... ››› more
  • [16 July 2013]
  • The detrimental impact of retirement fund charges
  • The Treasury released its final discussion paper today from a series of five it's published about retirement reform. This latest paper looks at the charges and costs associated with retirement funds. Let's have a closer look at what the Treasury covered… In the last of the National Treasury’s retirement industry series, today it released its discussion paper called Charges in South African R... ››› more
  • [11 July 2013]
  • The right retirement option for you
  • Finally you've made it. After years of work and dedication you're hanging up your boots and calling it a day on your career. This is the culmination of a lifetime of planning, preparing and investing and it's time to kick back and enjoy the retirement you've worked so hard for. But before you can do this you need to get your ducks in a row. Now that your salary is gone you need to put your hard ea... ››› more
  • [01 July 2013]
  • Use this one simple technique and you could retire twice as rich!
  • One day you'll probably want to just quit your job and live the rest of your days with the satisfaction of having a fat bank account that'll keep you going until you pass away… Of course, the big question is how can you make sure it happens? Well, I've got a technique that could make your investments in the stock market grow twice as fast. In this way you could wake up one day with the dream ret... ››› more
  • [26 June 2013]
  • Revealed: Nine ways to ensure you'll retire comfortably
  • Planning adequately for your retirement has never been harder. It seems the days are long gone when your employer would plough money into a pension scheme on your behalf or even provide you with a pension scheme to contribute into. This means that it's down to you to plan for your golden years… Can you answer this simple question: Will you be able to retire? There are probably very few peop... ››› more
  • [25 June 2013]
  • Let SARS help you fund your retirement
  • There are so many pension and retirement products out there, it's a minefield. It's difficult to know which option suits you best. If, like many South Africans, your employer doesn't provide a pension package or you're self-employed, a Retirement Annuity might be the perfect retirement tool for you… Retirement Annuities (RAs) were first introduced in South Africa in 1960 as a way to encourage ... ››› more
  • [25 June 2013]
  • Plan to retire? Dodge these 3 lethal mistakes...
  • We've all heard the mantra of planning for your retirement. “Just save more than you spend and you'll be fine,” or “Start saving early so that you can live well for the rest of your life.” I've seen people chant these tunes, but more often than not - there's no music at the end of the tunnel. That's because even though they might have a plan for retirement, it's fundamentally flawed. Th... ››› more
  • [14 June 2013]
  • The four green lights to let you know you're ready for retirement...
  • How do you know if you're really ready to hang up your boots? Emotionally you might want to quit your day job today, but financially, you might not be in the right place. That's why retirement shouldn't be an emotional decision. You don't want to retire before you are financially ready. After all you don't want to live longer than your money. So before you quit your job, make sure that you're t... ››› more
  • [23 May 2013]
  • Let my lucky number 20 show you what you need for your dream retirement!
  • You probably have a retirement dream. Whether it's teeing off every day at the golf course, or travelling overseas and exploring the world. Whatever it is, you dream of a future free from work and worries. But…if you're like most people, your dream could very likely become a nightmare… This is because people are often too busy in their lives to sit down and work out exactly how much they'll... ››› more
  • [14 May 2013]
  • Get ready: Government plans to FORCE you to save for your retirement
  • “The only sure things in life are death and taxes.” Here in SA, this common saying could be amended soon to include ‘retirement savings'. This comes as government announces its looking to force people to preserve their retirement benefits. Here's what it's planning to do…   Are retirement savings at the bottom of your financial priority list?    You’re not alone. After al... ››› more
  • [07 May 2013]
  • Revealed: Save your money here to get top returns for your retirement!
  • If you're anything like the rest of the world, you'll have been actively ‘dis-saving' over the last three years. Confused? ‘Dis-saving' is when people spend more money than they take in. Ian Liddle, a chief investment officer at Allan Gray, says you need to change this instantly to make sure you're boosting your retirement savings any way you can to avoid a future with no savings. One of the t... ››› more
  • [06 May 2013]
  • Revealed: The secret to making your retirement savings last more than three years!
  • Ready to retire? Not so fast. Sanlam's Benchmark Symposium, which it'll release on 14 May, shows levels of saving for retirement continue to be low. So low, in fact, that Moneyweb says the average retiree depletes his retirement lump sum in just three years! Here's how to make sure you're saving enough to live comfortably long into your golden years…   Most people look forward to retirem... ››› more
  • [02 May 2013]

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