ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT

10 big pension mistakes to avoid

2017-05-21 21:00

A financial planner shares the ten biggest pitfalls to avoid in your retirement planning.

Friends and friction: Abandon old ideas, reach for the future

2017-04-30 06:14

Imagine if a 23-year-old who has a deep, scarred voice because he’s been smoking and drinking the good life away came to you and said: “You know, the best years of my life were when I was five years old.”

Start-up targets top-tier niche market

2017-04-23 06:23

Three young professionals have come together to provide skilled, experienced workers with freelance jobs and their client companies with the expertise they need for specific projects.

Greater supply of housing for older generation crucial

2017-04-21 16:07

There has been a focus on the lack of student accommodation, but many other groups are similarly affected, says the CEO of Evergreen Lifestyle.

Luxurious retirement hotel for Plettenberg Bay

2017-04-18 14:38

Plett Platinum, a luxury retirement hotel offering sea and mountain views, is being planned for Plettenberg Bay.

What to do if you haven’t planned for retirement

2017-04-11 15:52

What you should do if you get to the age of 40 or 50 and you have not started saving for retirement yet or you realise that you have not put enough away to retire?

INFOGRAPHIC: The increasing costs of medical aid in South Africa

2017-04-04 09:23

Healthcare is a hot button topic around the world and we all have our own stories about how our medical insurance has or has not worked for us.

You’re nearing your 40s – have you invested wisely?

2017-03-16 13:01

It’s never too late to start saving, but once you enter your late 30s, it’s time to take stock of your savings and consider whether you are up to speed with regard to your financial goals.

SA needs to be creative to avoid falling off the retirement cliff

2017-03-07 13:54

SA's population is getting older and many pensioners will subsist on grants. At the same time, the number of taxpayers is shrinking. What can be done to support the country's future pensioners?

Investing in retirement funds

2017-02-08 12:41

Would-be investors are faced with an array of often confusing products from the financial services industry. Does investing in retirement funds offer a solution?

 

Reducing the burden of the new wealth tax

2017-05-10 14:59

An RA remains one of the best ways to save on tax, with the added benefit of simultaneously saving for retirement.

Leaving job due to illness

2017-04-24 17:50

A Fin24 user wants to know what he might get paid out when leaving his job due to illness.

Living annuity not growing much

2017-04-21 16:38

A Fin24 user has a living annuity which is not really growing much, she says.

How to submit an enquiry for unclaimed retirement funds

2017-04-20 15:06

The Financial Services Board is at the ready to provide support to claim billions of rands in outstanding benefits owing to former mineworkers.

R10bn unclaimed in mineworkers' retirement funds

2017-04-13 05:00

There is R10bn of unclaimed former mineworkers' retirement benefits in various pension and provident funds.

Irrational decisions during downgrade can trip up investments

2017-04-07 14:42

South African retirement fund investors are urged to remain calm and avoid making irrational investment decisions during the "time of turbulence", says a CEO.

WATCH: Sygnia's lower fees disrupted financial services market - CEO

2017-03-26 14:05

We are seen as a disruptor because we are launching our financial products at significantly lower fees, a move many of our competitors followed, says Sygnia CEO.

Retirement death benefit: fund trustees can override deceased member’s instructions

2017-03-09 18:37

According to the Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator, the allocation of death benefits constituted the largest number of resolved cases.

Does the taxman help you save for retirement?

2017-02-24 11:01

Tax-free savings products were introduced two years ago while retirement annuities have been around for decades. How do they measure up in terms of helping you to save for your golden years?

How to stick to your financial resolutions

2017-01-20 10:12

Financial change starts one step at a time and it is certainly not something we achieve overnight. The secret to a successful resolution is to keep it simple and to break it down to something manageable.

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