Planning for retirement should start when you're young. The quality of your retirement largely depends on the amount of time and energy you put into its planning.
The more responsible you are regarding your retirement planning, the more you can accomplish when you actually retire. Think of everything you dream of doing in your golden years and motivate yourself to save more each month.
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If everyone would start saving for retirement when they get their first job, we would be able to retire comfortably and not worry about anything. But that is rarely the case - most people fail to plan ahead and find themselves close to retirement with little money saved up.
If you want to retire comfortably and only worry about how you're going to spend all your free time, here are some ways to... ››› more
If you're getting closer to retirement and trying to catch up on your savings, there's no better time to take action than now.
Saving for retirement doesn't have to be complicated. We complicate things by procrastinating, not saving enough, and not taking action.
If we started saving 10 to 15 percent of our monthly income for retirement in our 20s, we would be able to retire comfortably, wit... ››› more
If you're approaching retirement and still have a lot of saving to do, don't be alarmed: it's never too late to save more for retirement. Take action today and increase retirement savings, to secure your future.
Maybe you're a big spender or a procrastinator and that's why you haven't been able to save enough for retirement. Or perhaps life hasn't always been good to you and has made it impossi... ››› more
After decades of working full-time, retirement is the time to relax and enjoy life again.
Everyone has different plans for retirement. Some want to travel the world, others want to take up new hobbies, while others want to spend as much time as possible with their grandchildren.
If you’re approaching retirement, it’s time to start planning now. You don’t want to reach retirement withou... ››› more
Yesterday at the National Assembly, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene said that rumours the government was going to nationalise retirement savings were untrue.
This comes as reports suggest some employees are cashing out of their retirement funds as they fear their money is at risk.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
What are the plans of the government’s retirement fund ref... ››› more
Everyone wants to retire comfortably and enjoy all the benefits that come with retirement: having time for yourself, time to pursue your hobbies and try new activities, traveling the world, and spending time with family.
Unfortunately, our plans for retirement will not be successful unless we work to make them happen. If you want to retire comfortably and happily, you must start preparing for t... ››› more
If you don't plan for retirement, it will take you by surprise. There was a time when retiring was much simpler and you didn't have to worry about not having enough money to support yourself during retirement.
But those times have changed. Now you have to start saving for retirement as early as possible, preferably in your 20's, if you want to enjoy the benefits of retiring comfortably.
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If you're quickly approaching retirement but feel you don't have nearly enough money to cover the costs that come with it, there's no better time to take action than today.
What you do today can either consolidate your future or destroy it.
Maybe you haven’t been able to save enough money for retirement because you’ve had many other urgent expenses, have gone through career changes and j... ››› more
Yesterday, the Financial Services Board (FSB) revealed that a company was operating in the Vanderbijlpark area reportedly to help clients claim excess pension funds.
The FSB says that the company is not authorised to conduct such business.
Let's take a closer look at what happened and what you can do to avoid being involved in such a scam…
The FSB has concerns over the business deal... ››› more
As you approach retirement, many thoughts may be going through your head. Being financially prepared for retirement is only part of it.
You also need to learn to adjust to the multitude of changes that will come and not allow yourself to be overwhelmed by them.
How will your life change after retirement? And how can you manage to live happily after retiring?
Here are a few ways to adapt ... ››› more
When you're young, chances are that retirement is not on your mind. You have better things to think about. And who could blame you?
But when you approach retirement age, you start thinking more and more about how you'll spend your golden years, if you'll have enough money to get by, and how you can prepare yourself best for this period.
Preparing for retirement means that you have to assess ... ››› more
If you're approaching retirement and still haven't started investing in your nest egg, don't be alarmed. You can still catch up and save enough money to live comfortably during retirement, as long as you take this process seriously and start saving now.
If you need help catching up on your retirement savings, here are four ways to grow your nest egg starting now.
1. Start saving now
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Do you know how much money you need to save for retirement? Can you be sure that you'll have enough money to live comfortably and worry-free during retirement?
If you're already approaching retirement age, you should have a clear picture of how retirement will look like for you and how much money you need to have saved up until then.
Although there are no general guidelines when it comes to h... ››› more
Many people feel unprepared when it comes to retirement. The simple thought of retirement can cause people to feel anxious and overwhelmed.
To prevent these feelings and become more relaxed when approaching retirement, you need to plan ahead wisely and avoid making some very foreseeable mistakes.
The following retirement planning mistakes are very common, but the good news is that they can... ››› more
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