ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT

Questions about a 'forgotten' retirement annuity

2014-11-18 13:22

A Fin24 user wants options regarding his mother's "forgotten" retirement annuity and advice for his father, who does not believe in investments and policies.

Take care of emotional side of retirement

2014-11-10 06:00

Retirement is an unnatural condition and the worst thing you can do is withdraw and become disengaged, according to an expert.

Free retirement seminars

2014-10-21 16:45

A series of retirement seminars, free of charge, will take place across the country to help South Africans get retirement-ready.

Resigning to access retirement savings

2014-10-15 16:39

A Fin24 user says he is forced to resign from his job so that he can withdraw money from his retirement savings.

What workers think of compulsory govt pension

2014-10-03 06:00

Workers without a pension or provident fund are divided over whether a government-sponsored pension fund should be compulsory, a survey shows.

Buying more than one living annuity

2014-09-30 15:55

A Fin24 user has a preservation fund and wants to know if he can split the withdrawal to buy more than one annuity.

Do I need an adviser to plan my retirement?

2014-09-23 12:20

Expert advice for a Fin24 user who wants to know if it is compulsory to appoint a financial adviser when one retires.

Why are my RA fees so high?

2014-09-17 17:29

A Fin24 user wants to know what would be considered reasonable fees for the management of a retirement annuity.

Benefits of investing annual salary increases

2014-09-10 20:26

A Fin24 user wants to know how he can gain from investing his annual salary increase rather than spending it.

Retirement catch-up

2014-08-27 13:28

A Fin24 user thinks few people are able to work for 40 years to save for retirement.

Contract workers and provident funds

2014-08-21 16:08

A Fin24 user wants to know if she can join a company's provident fund, although she is a contract worker.

Fear of govt nationalising pensions

2014-08-14 07:00
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Workers are resigning and cashing in their pension savings in fear of government nationalising pensions, says Cosatu.

Retirees offer skills to help economy

2014-08-11 07:41

The fact that pensioners' skills are not harnessed should be addressed, say Fin24 users.

Retirement = freedom

2014-08-11 01:09

The moment you retire, you are free, responds a user to comments on pensioner status.

Pensioners sue Times Media Group

2014-08-08 10:15

A David and Goliath battle could be fought by pensioners against the Times Media Group, which publishes the Sunday Times and Business Day.

New tax law and my living annuity

2014-08-06 17:21

A Fin24 user who has reinvested all his pension money in a living annuity is not sure how a new tax law will affect his situation.

Using tax free savings accounts

2014-08-05 19:33

The question remains whether initiatives like the tax free savings account incentive will foster a savings culture in South Africa, says an expert.

Ten retirement mistakes to avoid

2014-08-05 09:00

An expert highlights some common investment errors that could ruin your retirement.

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It’s all very well planning for your retirement, but what happens if you pass away before that day comes?

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No politics in R80bn Transnet pensioner suit

2014-08-01 07:35

The R80bn class action suit of Transnet pensioners is devoid of political affiliation or involvement, say the pensioners' attorneys.

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Is the JSE too high?

2014-07-28 16:33

The last six months have proven favourable for 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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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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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.

 

Guaranteed annuity vs living annuity explained

2014-11-17 16:40

A Fin24 user is a year from retirement and wants to know which product could provide her with an income as well as pay for her son's studies.

Keeping up with the Joneses can hit retirement

2014-11-09 10:59

Be cautious about trying to keep up with the Joneses as it can have an impact on whether your retirement plans realise or not, warns an expert.

Govt can't afford broad retirement plan - expert

2014-10-17 21:00

Expect much debate on an appropriate new retirement structure for SA as many and often competing ideals come to the fore, says an expert.

Tax deductions and tax reforms

2014-10-09 15:53

A Fin24 user wants to know if Sars has changed the tax deductions on pension funds because of the new retirement reforms coming into effect.

Tax on withdrawal from preservation fund

2014-10-02 17:09

A Fin24 user has a question about how much can be withdrawn from a preservation fund and the tax on such a withdrawal.

Investments and retirement planning questioned

2014-09-23 17:30

A Fin24 user questions the advice he is receiving from financial advisers about his investments and retirement planning.

Gaining control of annuity savings

2014-09-18 12:17

A Fin24 user wants to avoid high fees and try to gain control of his retirement products as soon as possible.

Steps to take to retire comfortably

2014-09-16 16:53

An expert takes a look at the vital financial planning aspects that should be considered, as well as the common mistakes investors make before retirement.

Trying to avoid high fees on retirement products

2014-09-05 17:17

A Fin24 user is looking for retirement products which would avoid high fees and regulation 28.

No need for pension fears - govt

2014-08-21 18:42

The government has given assurances that proposed pension reforms will not see the state nationalise pension funds or prevent withdrawals when workers change jobs.

Will you have enough money when you retire?

2014-08-18 09:00

Bad with money? Spending your entire salary each and every month? Here’s some great money advice for those of you who have neglected to make any future money plans.

Providing for retirement and buying a home

2014-08-12 18:30

A Fin24 user wants to know how he could possibly provide for his retirement and buy a home for the first time.

The magic of compound interest

2014-08-11 17:56

The concept of compound interest is at the core of all finance and takes place when the interest on a sum of money attracts interest itself, explains an expert.

Women's money has to last longer

2014-08-11 06:00

Women should defy statistics and take steps to secure their long-term financial independence, says an expert, who provides handy tips on how to do this.

Retirement is freedom for Fin24 user

2014-08-11 00:48

The moment you retire, you are free, says a Fin24 user, taking a shot at a user who lamented being rendered useless because of her pensioner status.

Shift in control of pension schemes

2014-08-06 17:53

There is a noticeable shift in control of pension schemes away from employers and pension benefits are now seen as deferred income," explains an expert.

Old and impoverished

2014-08-06 17:05

Government and the financial services industry can boost household savings for retirement and encourage retirement industry reform, says an expert.

Take responsibility for your retirement

2014-08-05 19:00

Two different approaches to retirement saving can deliver two dramatically different results, warns Steven Nathan of 10X Investments.

Retirement system not broken, just cracked

2014-08-05 07:00

SA's retirement system is not broken, but it has cracks which must be dealt with by means of reforms, says a top official at the National Treasury.

DA asks Madonsela to probe pensioner case

2014-08-01 13:06

The DA says it has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the alleged maladministration of Transnet pensioner funds.

Green light for R80bn Transnet class suit

2014-07-31 13:14

A judge has decreed that a class action suit may be launched on behalf of impoverished Transnet pensioners, in an attempt to recover R80bn in lost assets.

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.

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.

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.

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