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 Issue 34: February 2014




In a departure from tradition, we thought we would give you a recap on YEI.

YEI is working hard on a daily basis to source discounts, savings and benefits for cash-strapped boomers, seniors and retirees. We are aware that you are generally feeling the cumulative effect of all of the recent increases, and we hope that the savings we source will provide you with some relief. We therefore urge YEI members to browse through the YEI Discounts and Benefits directory, where literally hundreds of businesses are offering you savings.

We hope that you are enjoying the fun, easy-to-read articles that are informative, nostalgic, and will save you money. Have you seen the Readers Posts section, where YEI members are starting discussions and posting various comments? And judging by the number of entries, we know that you enjoy the awesome competitions and ticket give-aways! On that note, check out the absolutely awesome post-Valentines Day competition we have for you this month!!

We would like to ask for your help. With more than 5 million South Africans who are close to retirement or in retirement, the senior citizen market is a force to be reckoned with! Businesses are beginning to believe in the size, value, needs and potential influence of the senior market. And this is where you come in. Wherever you go, ask the business if they provide a seniors discount, and if they do, please tell us about it. We undertake to research all leads that come through. If you own a business that provides a discount to seniors, then check out the FREE company listing.

There are some big plans for 2014, but in the meantime, we will continue to do what we do best. We plan to go the extra mile to unearth all those hidden gems. Get the heads-up on the latest discounts, benefits and savings here, in the YEI Discounts and Benefits directory and also on our Facebook page (it’s worth “liking”!).

And last, but certainly not least – Tsogo Sun are offering a wonderful Durban Getaway special offer – available till the end of March 2014. If you are over 63 and like the idea of a 50% discount at a choice of Tsogo Sun hotels in the Durban area, then click on the Tsogo Sun banner on the YEI homepage to find out more. What a fab discount!!

Until next time…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


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 How to survive the bumpy ride ahead



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 Q&A with two new Run/Walk for Life franchisees



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 Share your bioscope memories with YEI!



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 How the recent interest rate hike will affect retirees



Whether you welcome the recent rate hike or find it a gloomy prospect, now is the time to review your budget.


 Is elder abuse alive and well in South Africa?



Failure to report known or suspected elder abuse is an offence. A YEI reader’s mother was recently abused in a facility supposedly there to care for the aged and the infirm. YEI looks at elder abuse in a little more detail.


 How to save money on car insurance



YEI looks at some hints and tips on how you might just be able to save on car insurance.


 WIN: 2-night stay at The Lofts Boutique Hotel in Knysna



Spread the word! Share with your friends! A fabulous post-Valentines Day competition! Win a stay at a breathtakingly beautiful venue in Knysna. Hurry now to stand in line to win this prize valued at R3 800!


 WIN: Tickets to the Cape Getaway Show



Tickets up for grabs at Africa’s leading travel and outdoor show, The Cape Getaway Show. On at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West from 14-16 March 2014.


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