RETIREMENT EXPO – 2 for 1 ticket vouchers

If you are in Johannesburg between Friday, 28 October and Sunday,
30 October 2011, come and visit us at our stand – 169B – at the Coca–Cola Dome at the first-ever Retirement Expo in this country. The Retirement Expo is proudly brought to you by Century Property Developments and is organised by the Thebe Exhibitions and Projects Group. Visitors from across Gauteng are expected to visit the Expo over the three days to enjoy South Africa’s ultimate retirement lifestyle Expo and shopping experience.



We have had an excellent response to our first and launch e-Newsletter. Our subscriber base is building nicely, and our readers are participating in discussion and commenting on articles, readers posts and on the discounts and benefits. We look forward to even more interaction on the YEI website.

We welcome our new advertisers on board – have you seen what Independent Newspapers are offering you? Our other advertising partners such as Primi Piatti, Tempest Car Hire, Evergreen Excursions, and Ramsay Media (Getaway and Car magazines) have wonderful offers for you. Find them under the Discounts and Benefits section together with other fascinating advertisers – travel companies, wineries, restaurants, B&Bs, places of interest, domestic agency and businesses in the health, beauty and wellness areas. Please remember that we are brand-new, but the YEI team is rigorously seeking discounts and benefits for you.

Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about us, so that they can register for FREE on YEI by visiting And please go “like us” on Facebook – you will find the link to Facebook on the YEI website.

Please see below for details of a fabulous competition with some great prizes that we are running in conjunction with showcasing YEI at the first-ever Retirement Expo. If you would like to be in line to win one of these prizes, you need to be registered on the YEI website.

We look forward to seeing those who live in Gauteng at the Retirement Expo.

Till next month…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

An article by Ronnie Muhl

There is absolutely no doubt that in order to be able to retire comfortably, never mind well off, you need to start planning and making provision from a young age.
By way of example, let me illustrate this through the use of a story. Two young men, John and Peter, at the age of 25, are discussing their finances and sharing their thoughts about saving. John reveals that he has just committed to saving R10 000 per annum and the fund that he is investing in will provide a guaranteed return of 8% per annum.


On 1 September, South Africa went into a frenzy as the Springboks were sent on their merry way to the 'Land of the Long White Cloud'. A feeling of unity was felt
once more as our heroes boarded their plane headed for New Zealand. A third
World Cup triumph was on the cards - we all believed it was possible. Every single South African, who was aware of the journey which lay ahead, was without doubt, that John Smit and his boys could make history and once again give the country a reason to pull together.


The Random House Struik Write a Non-Fiction Story course will be presented
online throughout South Africa for the first time in November 2011. The 16-week, part-time course is presented through GetSmarter’s innovative online learning platform. Well-known author, journalist and editor, Mike Nicol, will mentor participants through the journey of writing a non-fiction story, and top stories will be considered for publication by eKhaya, Random House Struik's straight-to-digital imprint.


In the United States, billboards proclaim that diabetes is the silent killer and the biggest cause of mortality worldwide. New Zealand proclaims that they are up there with the top four in terms of a soaring diabetes rate. Well, the bad news is that
South Africa is not far behind.

According to the World Health Organisation, British researchers have found that
346 million people worldwide have diabetes. It is predicted that this number will
triple in the next 15 years.


Lyn was such a joyful, energetic and vital woman that it was very easy to forget that she was battling cancer. However, her health took a dramatic downturn and we were so thankful to have spoken to her about St. Luke’s Hospice and the amazing and dedicated work of our Care Teams. Very bravely, Lyn contacted St. Luke’s Hospice before this stage of her illness and we were secure in the knowledge that she and the family were receiving all the support and care they so badly needed.


Should we be retiring at 65?

This writer believes that the traditional retirement age of 65 should be scrapped,
but that’s a whole different debate. And one that we should have in this country, especially as the UK has led the way in recently announcing an end to the Default Retirement Age. I say – ban that ageist attitude! 65 is no longer the onset of old
age – it is the beginning of middle age. 65 is the new “55” or younger.


We are running a fabulous competition with some great prizes from some of our advertisers (click here to see the wonderful prizes). And all you have to do is to register on the YEI website by 11th November 2011, and you will stand a chance to win of these fabulous prizes.

The names of the winners will be announced in the next YEI e-Newsletter.


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