Issue 24: April 2013





We do hope that many of our Cape Town YEI members will come and join us as we demonstrate our support to pensioners in need. YEI will be joining Derek and Marilyn Kloppers and the “Concerned Pensioners” group as they march to Parliament at 11h00 on Tuesday 30 April. There is clout in numbers – so please consider joining us.

We have three wonderful competitions for you this month. A lovely 4-night stay on the Elephant Coast, tickets for the live Tony Christie show and theatre tickets for Gauteng residents. We also feature a diverse group of great and informative articles – good advice on the regular update of wills, policies and retirement funds, a bucket list achievement, a European Highlights tour, the future concept of air-travel, the protocol of internet dating and expert advice in the pros and cons of smart phones.

Nedbank’s articles highlight top tips for secure online banking – a highly recommended read, plus a bonus article this month on how everyday purchases help you gain better rewards. We also recommend that you take a look at Nedbank’s JustInvest Deposit – Nedbank believes that life is tough enough without worrying about having money when you need it most. That’s why the Nedbank JustInvest Deposit could be perfect for you.

This month, YEI would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few of the fascinating features on our website:

  1. Finance questions - our brand-new, popular and unique service. The Finance experts will respond to your finance queries – online - and at no cost!!

  2. Good, solid and trustworthy financial advice given on the
    YEI Financial Planning page

  3. Looking for ideas on travelling locally, in Africa and overseas – check out the YEI Travel page, which specializes in specializes in over-50s travel.

  4. Need some extra money? Consider being reimbursed for your time by participating in cosmetic research (not just for the ladies!).

  5. And just to pique your interest – we have some really exciting news which will be happening in the next couple of months! Sorry, you have to wait – but keep checking in to YEI!!

We welcome:

  1. Game – who bring exciting news to their valuable pensioner customers

  2. Run Walk for Life – who are offering a once-in-a-lifetime deal to YEI members – a franchise at NO COST!

  3. Evergreen Excursions – who offer exclusive tours for senior citizens

Kirsty has come up with many more great finds. Click here to see the latest or go to the Discounts and Benefits section. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:

  1. Bertha’s in Simonstown has relaunched their new pensioner menu - every day a choice of meals at extraordinary prices!

  2. The Teach Me 2 tutors will come to your home to assist you with anything tech-related – from desktops to iPads to cellphones and Facebook.

  3. Needing a pamper? Consider the Garden Studio Beauty Clinic (Kreupelbosch, Cape Town) for a real treat.

Until next month – keep warm, safe and happy!

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


Gone phishing. Gone money .



Falling for fraud is easier than you think. In one week, the average email inbox will tempt you with a ‘refund’ from the SA Revenue Services (SARS), or a ‘prize’ from a lucky cellphone number draw, or gazillions you have won in the European lottery.


Wills do not supersede policy beneficiary nominations



In order to avoid any emotional family feuds, additional costs and delays in providing for those you care for, it is crucial to revise all your policies, retirement funds and your Will regularly.


Robben Island swim – fulfilling a bucket list goal



After months of preparation, Maura Sanderoff has ticked the Robben Island swim off her bucket list. Find out why this is not a double, but a triple whammy achievement!


European Highlights



Do you have the time to explore the best sights and sounds of London, Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands? Elzette Minnaar whet our appetite with their 14 day European Highlights tour for the over-50s!


Let's support pensioners on their march to Parliament



Come and join YEI as we support Derek and Marilyn Kloppers and the “Concerned Pensioners” group as they march to Parliament to present a petition and memorandum. 11h00, Tuesday 30 April 2013. Read all the details here. 


Pay-as-you-weigh – the concept of future air-travel?



Well, it’s now official! “Pay by weight” or don’t travel! Will this new concept introduced by Samoa Air spread like a virus to other airlines? Could this put a spanner in the works with regard to senior travel?


A once in a lifetime deal to YEI members



Are you retired or unemployed and looking for a part time business to make some extra money – At no cost, you will be set up in your own franchise . . . NO HIDDEN conditions!! If this interests you, read further…


What is a Smart phone and do I need one?



It’s almost impossible to keep up with ever-advancing technology! A technological revolution has been taking place in mobile devices over the past 6 years – and it's only speeding up. Felix Norton educates us in the pros and cons of smart phones.


The protocol of internet dating



If you are a newbie at internet dating, or considering dipping your toe into the online dating pool, Fiona Dorse, CEO of Corporate Dating, gives YEI members some insight into the protocol of internet dating plus some valuable hints and tips.


WIN: 4-night stay – Ndumu River Lodge, KZN



A lovely competition!!! Fancy a four-night stay where you can see the Big 5 at a game reserve and within an hour’s drive, you are able to watch dolphins and whales. Hurry now – you could be our next big winner…..


WIN: Tickets for legendary crooner, Tony Christie



Remember the worldwide hit - Is this the way to Amarillo? Singer, Tony Christie is performing in SA next month, and YEI is very privileged to be offering you the opportunity to win tickets to two concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg. It could be your lucky day….


WIN: Tickets for The 7 Wonders



Fancy a trip down Memory Lane? The 7 Wonders show is a tribute to Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Bryan Adams, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Bob Marley and Chris de Burgh. Remember you have to be in it, to win it!


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