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  • If you don't have enough money for your retirement - consider moving to Panama
  • True to the adage, “Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”, investing in your retirement is the most important investment that you can make. Yet studies show less than 6% of South Africans adequately provide for their retirement. If you're among the 94% that aren't prepared, you might want to consider taking advantage of Panama's incredible pension programme. “South African... ››› more
  • [20 February 2013]
  • Discover how life annuities can help you earn money for life
  • Most of us work very hard to ensure we can be financially comfortable one day. Sadly, that's not guaranteed. But with a Life Annuity, you can guarantee you never run out of money as long as you live. Discover more about the three life annuities you can choose from and the secret to deciding which one suits your retirement income needs so you never have to worry about money again. The beauty of hav... ››› more
  • [04 February 2013]
  • Four benefits of a Retirement Annuity and how it'll help you be financially secure for life
  • Just because you're young, doesn't mean you shouldn't think about securing your future. After all, in 30 years time, you want to be financially secure. Read on to find out how a Retirement Annuity (RA) can help you live the good life forever. “Unfortunately, many of today's youngest workers pass on the opportunity to save for retirement early, when the beauty of compounding interest can work... ››› more
  • [04 February 2013]
  • Answers to five frequently asked questions about retirement annuities
  • “While doing some research on Retirement Annuity (RA) it became apparent just how much people don't know about them,” says Gavin Fourie, the Unconventional Millionaire. This isn't good considering everyone wants to live comfortably when they retire. Here are the answers to five frequently asked questions about Retirement Annuities to help you make the right about your financial future. Having ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2013]
  • How to calculate how much you need to retire
  • Fact: most people will have to work past 65 years old because they haven't saved enough to live on during their retirement. Even more alarming, an estimated 58% of people don't know how much money they‘ll need when they retire. Here's how to calculate just how much you'll need so you can prepare for your retirement properly. “People need to be taught that one should never aim to save ‘just e... ››› more
  • [04 February 2013]
  • Arm yourself with knowledge so you don't have to keep working when you reach retirement age
  • If you're not setting aside at least 20% of your monthly income, and saving it instead of dipping into your pension fund now and then, you're not going to have saved enough when you reach the age you hope to retire. That's why the majority of Americans are now planning to keep working by delaying their retirement age. There are two investment habits you can adopt today to make sure you know exactl... ››› more
  • [01 February 2013]
  • Take advantage of tax breaks to ensure you save enough for your retirement!
  • You need to top up your retirement savings now. While European developed countries are extending the retirement age to give them more time to accumulate cash, this isn't the case in South Africa.. Luckily, there's still a month to take advantage of the Finance Minister's annual tax breaks to boost your retirement savings. Here's how to use them to ensure you're making adequate provision for your r... ››› more
  • [29 January 2013]
  • How to decide whether you should pay off your home loan debt or invest in your retirement
  • Many South Africans wish they were President Zuma. Not for his power, but for his money. The ANC has released a report stating Zuma didn't use government money to build his Nkandla homestead - it all went into security upgrades and consultations. He had enough to build the house himself. Chances are you don't have this luxury and are paying off a home loan while struggling to save towards your ret... ››› more
  • [28 January 2013]
  • Know your rights as a retirement fund member
  • If you sigh and throw away envelopes in the post from your retirement fund without reading them, you're missing out on crucial information. Brian Spanier-Marson, director of Mr Retirement, explains: “It's essential that you understand what's going on with your fund and have the knowledge you need to make changes if need be.” Read on to make sure you're preparing for your retirement properly. R... ››› more
  • [15 January 2013]
  • Know your rights as a retirement fund member!
  • If you sigh and throw away envelopes in the post from your retirement fund without reading them, you're missing out on crucial information. Brian Spanier-Marson, director of Mr Retirement, explains: “It's essential that you understand what's going on with your fund and have the knowledge you need to make changes if need be.” Read on to make sure you're preparing for your retirement properly. R... ››› more
  • [10 January 2013]
  • Pay for professional financial advice or else …
  • If you're an investor, you've likely approached financial service providers directly as you think you'll get a better deal by cutting out the ‘middle man' of the financial adviser. But this isn't always the best move. Prudential explains how appropriate financial advice improves your financial wellbeing as it mobilises you to take action and helps you manage risks. One of the most critical benef... ››› more
  • [09 January 2013]
  • Compulsory preservation for all will lead to sufficient retirement savings
  • It's understandable that most of us aim to retire comfortably when we finally reach retirement age, but we have to start young. This is often easier said than done, as we delay saving, contribute too little, and cash in our retirement savings. Here's how you can get it right. 10X suggests ways for you to enjoy what the National Treasury calls a ‘reasonable' and secure standard of living through ... ››› more
  • [09 January 2013]


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