Issue 33: January 2014




Hello 2014! Happy New Year to all YEI members. Can you believe that we are three-quarters into first month of the new year? What does 2014 have in store for you? Isn’t it time to reach for that dream? Well YEI has that covered – if you haven’t done it already, create that bucket list which will energise and motivate you to reach that goal.

Resolutions are not meant to be broken, but here’s a way where virtually everything you resolve to do differently in 2014 can be accomplished in one simple step. Just step aboard your favourite cruise ship! What are we talking about? Well just click here to find out… !

If you need some help saving up for those bucket list dreams or cruise of a lifetime, YEI has covered that too! Have a read of the article Save money on holiday costs.

YEI is on the hunt. We are looking for a talented Sales and Marketing professional to join our team. Think you’ve got what it takes? Click here to read more about the position.

If you have ever thought about starting up your own business, here is a
must-read article - Nedbank looks at why small-business ideas need big-business thinking. Personal Trust looks at the termination of a will trust. We find out why silver surfers are embracing Facebook, making it the most dominant platform for the over-50s.

And there’s more…. we look at the most popular and well-read YEI articles in 2013. We also look at an interesting reflection from a wife and mother who has just turned 55. And we launch 2014 with an awesome competition – how does a 3-night stay in a colonial-style guest lodge in Port Alfred sound?

As we go into this new year, we highlight wonderful offerings from some of our advertisers and YEI:

  • We welcome back on board - Cruises International (pun intended!) who offer amazing deals for the over-55s.
  • Don’t forget to check out the “Especially for you” seniors (over-60s) campaign taking place at the V&A Waterfront.
  • Nedbank would like to introduce you to a variety of tailored products and services to suit the needs of clients aged 55 and over.
  • Personal Trust International offer you a lovely FREE service – send in your finance questions, and the Finance experts will respond to these queries! Check out all the Personal Trust offerings on the Financial Planning page.
  • Run Walk For Life offer YEI members their own franchise at NO cost!
  • Air Namibia offer an amazing deal - All Senior Citizens qualify for 20% discount. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Tempest Car Hire offer preferential rates to YEI members.
  • We invite you to browse through the YEI discounts and benefits directory (located on the homepage of the YEI website) – loads of our advertisers offer YOU wonderful deals.
  • Please tell businesses in your area about the FREE business listing option.
  • And to keep up to date with all that is happening at YEI, “like” us on Facebook.

All this and much much more can be found on the YEI website.

Until next time…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


 Small-business ideas need big-business thinking



It all starts with a lightbulb moment – that moment when a great idea puts a sparkle in your eye. Passion and enthusiasm can drive a small business, but they can also drive it to destruction if not tempered by proper planning, just as in big business.


 The termination of a Will Trust



Valuable advice from Personal Trust International on the termination of a Testamentary or Will Trust. A Testamentary or a Will Trust is a Trust which arises upon the death of the Founder, created in terms of his or her last Will and Testament.


 2014 New Year’s Cruising Resolutions



This year, make it a “sea change” by putting a cruise on your bucket list. Virtually anything you've resolved to do differently in 2014 can be accomplished from the moment you step aboard your favourite cruise ship. What are you waiting for?!!


 Top Ten 2013 – YEI articles



As we kick off 2014, we take a look at the most popular YEI articles that you read, and the YEI competitions that you entered - in 2013.


 Reaching for a dream – the benefits of a bucket list



Instead of New Year resolutions, consider creating a bucket list which can benefit you in many ways - it will energise you, motivate you, bring you relaxation as well as a sense of achievement and will help keep burnout at bay.


 Silver surfers embrace Facebook



Do you use Facebook? New research reveals that baby boomers and seniors are embracing Facebook, which has become the dominant platform for people over the age of 50.


 This is 55



An interesting reflection on a wife and mother who has just turned 55. A self-reflection that perhaps most of us should consider on important birthdays.


 Save money on holiday costs



Planning a holiday? It is unlikely that you will see much change from R10 000 when holidaying in South Africa. YEI looks at how one can save a substantial amount of hard-earned cash when planning a holiday.


 WIN: 3-night stay at Ferndale Guest Lodge in Port Alfred



We kick off 2014 with a lovely prize – how does a 3-night stay in a colonial-style guest lodge situated on the east bank of the Kowie River in Port Alfred sound? What are you waiting for?! Click here to enter…


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