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 Issue 44: February 2015




Capetonians - we look forward to meeting you at the very first Retirement & Lifestyle Expo which takes place at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West from the 6 – 8 March 2015. Do come past the YEI stand and say “hello”!

We have great pleasure in announcing that You’ve Earned It was a runner-up in the 2014 SA Blog Awards in the “Business” category. See our “badge” on the YEI website! Thanks to all who took the time and trouble to vote for YEI – much appreciated!

You’ve Earned It spoke about pensioner discounts on CliffCentral's "The Laws of Life" show with Garry Hertzberg and Kate Pater on 10 February 2015. Listen to the podcast here - YEI's contribution is about 45 minutes into the show.

Tsogo Sun’s Durban Holiday Offer is seriously good! It is specifically for seniors aged 63+ - receive 50% off the best available rate, and it includes other benefits. Click here to find out more.

Don’t miss out on Mediclinic Senior’s luxury retreats taking place in April 2015 (Gauteng) and October 2015 (Western Cape). These are highly recommended retreats and the benefits of attending are enormous! Click here to find out more. Plus, one lucky YEI member will get the opportunity to win a place on the retreat!

For those aspiring writers amongst us – here’s an amazing short story competition where the first prize is R10 000!

A backpat to SASSA who have taken the time to respond to some queries from YEI readers on the income, assets and threshold limits of people applying for social assistance. This brings clarity to a somewhat previously grey area. Please click here to read more.

Happy Reading! Until the next time…

Kind regards,

Marilyn and the YEI Team


 Aligning your financial responsibilities



Personal Trust gives us practical examples of how we can help our children and grandchildren to be financially responsible.


 A great summer offer for seniors!



Tsogo Sun’s Durban Holiday Offer is especially for seniors aged 63+. Take a look at this great summer offer in which Tsogo Sun are offering a huge 50% off the best available rate (for a limited period).


 Cape Retirement & Lifestyle Expo 2015



The Cape’s first Retirement & Lifestyle Expo takes place at the Lord Charles, Somerset West on the 6 – 8 March 2015.


 Travel tips for seniors



Setting off on an adventure requires additional planning and preparation. Here are some sound travel tips , courtesy of the Mediclinic Senior Programme


 “Oldies” – single most important driver of home sales



South Africa’s growing contingent of “oldies” continues to be the single-most important driver of home sales, as they downscale due to “life stage”.


 Travel and holiday discounts/savings for 60-plussers



Make YEI work for you in 2015! The over-60s can find many tangible travel and holiday rewards by browsing through the Travel page on the YEI website and the YEI Directory!


 Latest YEI deals and special offers – February 2015



YEI highlights the latest discounts and benefits, super money savers, special offers and great deals that have come on board during Febrary 2015.





Click here to view the WIN page, and see what awesome prizes are up for grabs this month.

Our competitions this month include:

  • A luxury retreat at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa – compliments of Mediclinic Seniorclick here
  • R10 000 in the SA Writer’s Short Story competitionclick here

Good luck!!

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