ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT
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Is the JSE too high?

2014-07-28 16:33

The last six months have proven favourable for the local investments, leading asset managers and traders to question the endurance of the stock market rally.

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The use of passive investment products, like Exchange Traded Funds, to deliver low-cost investment performance is taking off.

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Retirees regrets

2014-07-24 08:02

Don't just splash out on pricey cars and holidays in your youth.

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Judgment reserved on Transnet pensioners' case

2014-07-22 18:51

The High Court in Pretoria has reserved judgment in an application by two Transnet pensioners to sanction the institution of a R80bn class action.

FF Plus keen to help Transnet pensioners

2014-07-21 20:03

The Freedom Front Plus has pledged to prevent the dissolution of a Transnet pension fund.

Transnet could face pensioners' R80bn lawsuit

2014-07-20 10:35

The largest court action in SA's legal history might be created when more than 62 000 pensioners bring a class action lawsuit against Transnet.

Clarity needed on retirement reforms - expert

2014-07-15 06:30

It must be made clear how South Africa will be moving towards comprehensive social security when retirement reforms are implemented next year, says an expert.

How to manage money as a couple

2014-07-09 10:36

Know that old cliché, opposites attract? This is good in love, an expert explains, but sometimes not so good when it comes to money.

‘Second career’ reality for many retirees

2014-06-29 11:25

Most South Africans are financially not ready to stop working at the traditional retirement age and many have to start a "second career", according to a survey.

Calling silver surfers

2014-06-19 11:24

We are far from useless, says a pensioner who invites comment from other retirees.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-18 09:52

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society.

Options regarding more than one RA

2014-06-11 17:01

A Fin24 user wants to rebalance his asset allocation and is not sure about starting a second retirement annuity.

Pension fears prompt protests in Singapore

2014-06-09 11:33

Singapore has witnessed one of its biggest protests at the weekend, over the fate of hard-earned pension savings.

50 the new 65

2014-06-05 07:26

Employers must stop viewing 60-year olds as expensive old fools, not able to innovate, writes Leopold Scholtz.

Benefits of a 20-kid family

2014-05-28 09:00

Sipho takes a look on the bright side of one man siring kids by the dozen.

How you can pay for your dream sabbatical

2014-05-22 10:30

A sabbatical is a great way for you to refuel your engines or to take some time out to do the things you really love. Whatever your reasons, just make sure you're financially prepared before taking that bold step.

Germany finalises pension reform

2014-05-19 16:22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition has agreed the final details of pension reform to lower the retirement age for some people.

Benefits of a 20-kid family

2014-05-13 09:00

Sipho takes a look on the bright side of one man siring kids by the dozen.

Investing a pension payout

2014-05-05 11:57

A Fin24 user is about to retire and wants to know how he can make the most of his retirement fund payout.

How to build on R9m for retirement

2014-04-30 12:06

A Fin24 user wants to use ETFs to grow his existing R9m and fund his retirement.

New CEO for Institute of Retirement Funds

2014-04-23 15:27

The new CEO of the Institute of Retirement Funds Africa wants to ensure that legislation does not adversely affect members' future retirement income.

Withdrawing from investment linked annuities

2014-04-08 12:12

A Fin24 user wants to know about the impact of regulation 28 on investment linked living annuities.

Mentally demanding jobs keep brains sharp

2014-04-04 10:32

A study suggests that working in a job that involves complex mental processing is related to higher levels of cognitive functioning not only before retirement but after retirement as well.

New retirement strategy

2014-04-01 07:46

An expert proposes a fresh way to enourage retirement saving in a letter to Treasury.

Tax changes regarding retirement funds

2014-03-30 16:17

A Fin24 user wants to know if the tax implications relating to a retirement annuity is the same as those relating to a provident fund policy.

 

Transnet refutes pensioners' claims

2014-07-27 14:55

Transnet has refuted a report claiming plans may be afoot to dissolve the pension fund into which Transnet transferred pensioners from the apartheid years.

Savings survey not realistic

2014-07-24 17:15

Fin24 readers respond to an in-house survey, which found that 60% of readers were confident that they would be financially comfortable in their retirement.

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Many people only realise when it is too late that the money they splashed out on pricey cars and holidays should have been saved for a cushy retirement instead.

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Retirement saving

2014-07-22 08:04

Time is the key factor when saving for your retirement.

Time the key for retirement saving

2014-07-21 14:47

No one can really afford to wait before starting to save for their retirement, says an expert.

Five crucial retirement questions

2014-07-15 07:12

Good retirement planning starts with a clear game plan. An expert provides five solid priniciples to make sure your money pot won't run out over time.

No hidden agenda in retirement law

2014-07-10 05:00
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The Treasury says the government's proposed retirement reforms will encourage individuals to receive their retirement payouts monthly and not as a once-off lump sum.

Retirement is not a gamble

2014-07-01 07:56

Poor choices can trip up even a diligent saver, but common sense, long-term investing principles pave the way for a successful retirement, says an expert.

One RA or two?

2014-06-26 15:01

Expert advice for a Fin24 user who wants to rebalance his asset allocation.

More SA companies offer savings to retirees

2014-06-19 04:26

More and more SA companies are offering retirees some form of financial relief, says an entrepreneur catering for this market.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-12 17:15

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society as not being "useful" any more.

UK watchdog rethinks retirement review

2014-06-09 15:00

Britain's financial watchdog has changed the scope and timing of a study into the annuities market in response to unexpected reforms announced by the government.

Pensioners running out of cash

2014-06-06 16:31

Over half of pensioners had a shortfall between their income and expenses in the last year, according to a survey.

Needing money to grow without much risk

2014-06-03 16:29

A retired Fin24 user is wondering about whether to take a bigger risk with his investments, but then also standing a chance of having his savings grow faster.

How you can pay for your dream sabbatical

2014-05-25 13:30

A sabbatical is a great way for you to refuel your engines or to take some time out to do the things you really love. Whatever your reasons, just make sure you're financially prepared before taking that bold step.

How you can pay for your dream sabbatical

2014-05-21 12:02

A sabbatical is a great way for you to refuel your engines or to take some time out to do the things you really love. Whatever your reasons, just make sure you're financially prepared before taking that bold step.

On contract, can I join a provident fund?

2014-05-19 14:49

A Fin24 user who is working on contract wants to know if she can belong to a provident fund.

UK insurers eye bulk annuity boost

2014-05-06 11:17

Insurers hit by a UK government shake-up of pension rules are set to make up some of their lost business by ramping up the number of retirement deals.

Australia to raise retirement age to 70

2014-05-02 14:00

Australians will have to work until they are 70 years old before they can receive a pension, treasurer Joe Hockey says.

Retired Transnet employees 'left homeless'

2014-04-24 12:10

Some retired Transnet employees live on the streets and some of them end up committing suicide because they cannot afford to pay rent, warns a political party.

Your guide to a happy retirement

2014-04-14 10:30

Retirement funds, lifestyle changes and three steps to follow for a happy retirement.

Mentally demanding jobs keep brains sharp

2014-04-04 13:00

A study suggests that working in a job that involves complex mental processing is related to higher levels of cognitive functioning not only before retirement but after retirement as well.

Retirement challenges for single people

2014-04-03 19:53

Are you terrified of single retirement? As more people opt to stay single, there are steps to take to ensure you can be solo and solvent.

Converting a life policy

2014-03-31 17:45

A Fin24 user wants to convert a life policy to boost her retirement savings.

Changing perceptions about retirement

2014-03-26 17:25

The reality of retirement is vastly different in today’s world than the vision of a period to put your feet up and travel extensively, says an expert.

 
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