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The unique challenges of Retirement: Retirement Age

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  Much as we may be looking forward to the third stage of our lives, retirement brings with it several challenges.  You’ve Earned It looks at the key challenges and important issues facing retirees in South Africa today.   We also look at possible solutions to these challenges.   Many retirees-to-be and baby boomers are […]

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Definition of a pensioner in South Africa

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YEI is regularly asked the following:  Is a pensioner older than 55, 60 or 65?; What is the definition of a pensioner?; Is a South African pensioner someone who receives a SASSA pension? YEI explores this conundrum.      The Oxford dictionary cites that a pensioner is a person who receives a pension, especially the […]

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How I survived a forced early retirement

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A YEI member story:  Peter  had to take early retirement due to health issues. He recounts his story – how he balanced financial matters against the odds     Two years before I had to take early retirement, I realised that my wife and I would not have enough capital to maintain our lifestyle.  We […]

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KwaZulu-Natal, A Popular Retirement Destination

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Although KwaZulu-Natal has a temperate climate and plenty of outdoor lifestyle opportunities, what has changed and transformed to make this province a popular retirement haven?       While it continues to be a popular destination for local and foreign holiday-makers alike,  KwaZulu-Natal’s coastline, particularly Durban’s North and South Coasts, have become increasingly popular for […]

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