Issue 22: February 2013





Everyone loves a freebie! We have some great ticket give-aways for both Capetonians and Gauteng residents , and some RESET vouchers – take a look at our WIN page to find out more.

In a diversity of interesting topics, we talk about the property market, a retired Principal who swapped her classroom for a yacht, and 50- and 60-plussers sporting their first tattoos. We pay tribute to a legend and talk about the warning signs for heart attacks. Perhaps you would like to be reimbursed for your time by participating in cosmetic research?

Is it time to start planning your 2013 holidays? Garden Route, Drakensberg or even a little further afield – Serengeti, Masai Mara? Maybe cruising is your thing? Perhaps it’s time to pay your first visit to the ABSA KKNK Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn! Take a look at some exciting upcoming tours on the Travel Page.

Our regular Nedbank column tells us how we can save on banking fees by using their very own Optimum banking account. While we are sorting out our finances, don’t forget to check out the Financial Planning Page which is packed with useful information. We also recommend a read of the article titled “Children’s debt becoming your problem?”.

The article “How to maximize your use of the YEI website” highlights some important features on the YEI website, including why clicking on banner advertisements can provide you with valuable information.

Would you like to treat yourself to a luxury mid-week retreat? Mediclinic Senior is offering you luxury, health info sessions and entertainment at a 5-star Lodge and Spa, which has been designed to help you live confidently today, for a healthier tomorrow. - click here to read all about it!

Businesses offering great discounts and benefits are coming in thick and fast. Here are some tasters - our latest hearing specialist advertisement features a great pensioner special on hearing tests. Independent Newspapers are offering amazing discounts on subscription rates.

Have you have changed your life on a personal level or on the work front/overcome a challenge/started your own business mid-life? If so, do drop us a line, and we will consider sharing your story with YEI members.

It’s time to spread the YEI word to your friends, family and your local businesses. Tell them about the FREE company listing option on YEI. Lets build YEI together, because …. YOU’VE EARNED IT!

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


Optimum banking



Nedbank give us valuable advice on Optimum banking benefits which have been specially structured for the over-55s.


Time to buy property?



Are there good and bad times to buy property? Glenn Moore looks at the property market in South Africa and comes up with some excellent advice and suggestions.


Children’s debt becoming your problem?



The impact of debt-ridden South African consumers is that many pensioners have to use precious retirement capital to bail out over-indebted adult children.


Visit the 19th ABSA KKNK National Arts Festival 2013



The ABSA KKNK Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn, taking place from 29 March to 6 April 2013 has become a major event and one of the most popular arts festivals of its kind in this country. Sounds like a lot of fun. Find out more about it…


From educator to sailing the high seas



Bette Price abruptly left a 21-year career as a teacher to follow her heart on the high seas. Read the story of this brave ex-Principal who took an about-turn in life and swapped her classroom for a yacht.


Sporting my first tattoo at 50-something



Prime Ministers wives have them, lawyers, doctors and even English teachers have them! YEI speaks to Brenda, a lively 50-plusser and Granny-in-waiting and other 50- and 60-plussers to find out why they have been inked.


Know the warning signs – heart attack



Many people do not know when they are having a heart attack. With heart disease being one of the top three killers in South Africa, knowing the warning signs for a heart attack might just save your life, or a person close to you.


Jan Ellis: Tribute To A Legend



YEI pays tribute to Jan Ellis, a former Springbok flanker who will long be remembered for his tremendous ability on the rugby field, with his enthusiasm and determination endearing him to fans from 1965 to 1976, and beyond.


How to maximize your use of the YEI website



You asked! We listened! We briefly highlight all of the recent changes to the YEI website e.g. No more registration, no more log-in; how to make YEI your spot, send YEI your finance queries etc.


WIN: Tickets to Tap Dogs, Opera House, Artscape



Live in Cape Town? Enter now to stand a chance to win tickets to this re-energised, re-vitalised, hard stomping, pulsating and more outrageous than ever before show at the Artscape.





You’re all winners with RESET, but three lucky YEI readers will each receive free voucher numbers to the value of R428.00 each. Click here to read more…


WIN: tickets toThose were the Days



Five lucky YEI members can win a musical trip thru’ the sixties. Enjoy a nostalgic night out at the Boksburg Barnyard Theatre, where Those were the Days will have you rockin’ and a-reelin’ to the best hits of our lives!


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