ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT

OPINION: Want to retire early? Don't get burnt by the FIRE

2020-01-19 09:30

Be realistic about the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement, says Elian Wiener.

Pension fund, provident fund, retirement annuity - what's the difference?

2020-01-06 22:07

One of the most commonly asked retirement questions is, what is the difference between a pension fund, a provident fund and a retirement annuity fund, says a financial expert.

OPINION: 5 questions investment companies wish you'd ask (and 5 they'd rather you didn't)

2019-12-24 12:42

Sithembiso Mlonyeni and Warren Buchanan offer tips on what questions to ask in order to help your client relationship manager better assist you.

Humans have longer life expectancy - but their money might not

2019-12-16 10:03

One of the consequences of people increasingly living longer, is that it has changed the number of working years compared to those spent in retirement. Here's how not to outlive your capital, according to the experts.

The battle to recover R42bn in unclaimed pension money

2019-11-19 19:35

A campaign to reclaim billions of rands in unclaimed benefits is about to kick into high gear. The Unclaimed Benefits Committee, representing a group of claimants, and NPO Open Secrets, are planning to lobby Parliament.

This one decision can give you a carefree retirement

2019-11-18 16:15

Your future happiness is dependent on the decisions you make as a young adult. Here’s one decision you really need to make that your future self will thank you for.

Retirement annuity benefit allocation: what happens in practice

2019-10-30 18:35

A Fin24 reader provides some additional insight into what might happen to your retirement annuity benefits if you pass away before you have accessed these.

Retirement annunities: What happens when you die?

2019-10-10 06:00

An RA differs from other retirement products. Here's how it works - including if you leave loved ones behind.

Sports psychology for investors

2019-08-19 12:09

By comparing winning on the sports field to the notion of ‘winning’ in the investment world, PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw identifies some key elements that lead to success (or failure) when the stakes are high.

It’s never too late to save for retirement

2019-08-06 16:49

We need to throw out outdated views about retirement, writes investment expert Simon Brown. Starting with the idea that you can be too late in building wealth and financial independence.

 

MONEY CLINIC: I have R7m in my retirement fund, which would be the best way to invest?

2020-01-18 07:00

A Fin24 user wants to know the best way to invest his R7m retirement fund. A life annuity or moving funds to a private financial advisor.

Two things that affect whether you can retire early

2019-12-28 21:45

There are two main drivers which determine if early retirement is even an option for you, says Kerry King, advisory partner at Citadel.

PICS: What it's like to retire in style - see inside SA's top 5 luxury retirement villages

2019-12-23 10:58

These places give new meaning to the term "golden years". And no fewer than four of the five top retirement villages listed in the 2019 Estate Ratings report by New World Wealth are in the Western Cape.

Alexander Forbes: We have turned a corner

2019-12-09 16:16

Despite recording only a 1% increase in operating income and 3% operating profit from its remaining businesses, Alexander Forbes CEO, Dawie de Villiers said given where the company comes from, he thinks it's finally delivering to shareholders.

The smart way to make money

2019-11-19 16:52

Shares are among the best investments available for an ordinary person. Even if it may seem daunting to some, there are practical steps you can follow to help you identify good investments and manage your stock portfolio.

'Disturbing' failure by employers to pay pension fund contributions - report

2019-11-10 19:45

The bulk of a record number of complaints received by the Office of the Pension Fund Adjudicator relates to a failure by employers to comply contribution requirements.

Who profits from unpaid pensions, asks new report probing wrongfully cancelled funds

2019-10-23 18:15

The assets of cancelled and dormant funds were often moved into unclaimed benefits funds held by the fund administrator. Since 2008, the assets of these UBFs have increased from R450m to over R8bn, says a new report.

South Africans could be eating into their pensions too fast - economist

2019-08-31 10:39

Data reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Private Pension Index could be indicating that South Africans getting private pensions are using up the funds faster than they should.

Prescribed asset requirements and what it could mean for your hard-earned pension fund

2019-08-14 15:18

The total value of pension funds in SA is over R4 trillion and a new government policy around prescribed assets could unlock this pot of gold for the government to use for investments.

Tax tips for pensioners

2019-08-06 06:01

The impact of taxes is just as important to consider after retirement as it is while saving for retirement, says an expert at Hobbs Sinclair.

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