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What a month - we revel in euphoria, and are aghast at horrific events happening in our own backyard. Olympic fever - three gold medals, a silver and bronze and much emotion. We are ready to adopt Cameron and Chad! And hot on the heels of euphoria, the country is in national mourning after last week’s dreadful events at Marikana. Three minutes left 34 people dead, 78 wounded, families in grief, South Africa stunned and the rest of the world horrified. Our thoughts go out to the bereaved.

YEI has much to share with you this month - we highlight the following:

YEI received the following comment on the Nedbank article,
Take your savings on a journey, featured in last month’s e-Newsletter: “In a previous newsletter you spoke about the Optimum account for those over 55.
I would never have known about this if it were not for you. I am now saving hundreds each month in service fees. Thank you YEI (and Nedbank).”
This epitomizes YEI, as “Savings for Seniors” is one of our prime goals. Through our articles and advertisers, YEI wants to make a difference. This kind of comment makes us believe that YEI is on the right path to reaching one of our objectives.

A very interesting discussion is going on in “Readers Posts”. Titled “Time to get real about retirement”, the conversation has progressed to the point where the YEI reader who started the discussion is realising her dream and is encouraging people with the interest or expertise to assist in taking this fascinating project to the next level. Come and join us in this particular conversation and contribute
your ideas. Alternatively, start a new debate and watch where it goes.
This is your space – we look forward to hearing from you.

In our articles this month, we highlight three people (an over-50, an over-60, and an over-70) who are living their passion, making a difference in the world of work and enjoying the thrills of life. We stir the pot with the article on sugar tax, and because fun is important to us – we have two fab ticket give-aways for you. And hot off the press, read about the smash hit musical Jersey Boys, which will premiere in South Africa in 2013.

Our regular Nedbank feature talks about how you can benefit from lowered interest rates, and Auto and General speak to their obsession with service excellence and innnovation. The YEI News column updates you with the winners of last month’s competitions, and welcomes our new advertisers on board, including some advertisers that you have been asking for!!

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Please spread the YEI word to your friends, family and your local businesses. Do tell them about the
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Until next time …

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


Now that interest rates have dropped, don’t you wish you had locked in your savings at the highest possible rate? You still can … and get the best of both worlds: high rates and maximum flexibility!


YEI chats to Elred Lawrence, 60, to find out why he is pursuing his passion in life and realizing one of his dreams. We plan to follow Elred’s adventure over three months.


There is a notion in the world today that when one reaches the magic age of 65, that retirement is on the cards. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, we invite you to read the story of Cliff Harriman, the epitome of a successful entrepreneur.


Thrills and hopefully no spills for Lyn Leader, one of the team riders in the “Hogs” display bike riding team at the 2012 SA Tattoo. YEI caught up with Lyn, who is living her ultimate dream.


Launched in 1985, Auto & General Insurance has grown to the point where it offers its over-50 customers a substantial discount on their insurance premiums, as well as a host of other value-added benefits. Read the full story here.


Should the South African Government consider a sin tax on sugar, sweetened drinks and food in an effort to discourage people from consuming excess sugar?


Harleys, Hogs, Haggis and a whole lot of entertainment at the SA Tattoo. Fancy going? Then we invite you to enter this fun ticket give-away.


The Gauteng Getaway Show is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012. Come and enjoy the fun! Try your hand at winning a double ticket – it could be your lucky day!


Moonshadows: A tribute to Folk, Country and Acoustic Rock Legends. In the mood for a fun evening at the Rivonia Barnyard Theatre? Then do come and enter this ticket give-away. You never know…!


“YEI News” gives you an update on our “Discounts and Benefits” section. We welcome our new advertisers, and tell you about competition winners, what’s new at the Theatre, amazing special offers, a little humour and lots more…...

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