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 Issue 37: May 2014




Here it is! Your jam-packed, bumper May newsletter - lots of information, a little controversy, and a bumper crop of outstanding competitions!

Let's go travelling - let's welcome the Caledon Hotel who kick-start their time on YEI with the offer of a wonderful midweek break to YEI readers - excellent value. Tourism Ireland challenge you to go Wild, go West and WIN! And Elzette Minnaar Tours highlight three of their upcoming exciting African trips. After all that travelling, you need a nest to rest, so take a look at Manor House - a brand-new exclusive retirement facility in Paarl.

YEI loves interaction with its readers. Vera Schonberg shares the rich memories of her father, a famous scenic Artist in London, who painted the scenery for Showboat at Drury Lane. Click here to read "A Trip Down Memory Lane". Do you have a story to tell? If so, do share it with us.

On the fun side, read about Baddie Winkle - the great-gran with a difference! Share your views about this controversial, but hip octogenarian here.

We invite you to:

  • Peruse the comprehensive YEI Discounts and Benefits Directory - you can view the latest discounts here.
  • Comment on the articles - we do enjoy receiving your feedback! Or start a conversation in Readers Posts.
  • If you know of businesses in your area who offer a pensioner discount, please encourage them to enlist on YEI via the FREE business listing option;
  • Email your financial questions to Personal Trust for online response (no cost involved);
  • Help us reach our first target of 2000 Facebook fans! Please "like" the YEI Facebook page.

Until the next time...

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


 Pension versus Provident Fund - what is the difference?



Personal Trust International unpacks the differences between pension funds and provident funds.


 Exciting African tours for the over-50s



Elzette Minnaar Tours, a South African tour operator specialising in tours for the 50+ age group highlights three of their upcoming tours in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.


 Let's go Wild, go West and WIN



At one point or other, we've all wanted to escape from it all. But where would we go? Start an adventure you'll never want to end!


 Escape to the country for a night out for two



YEI brings you a wonderful midweek break offer - a night out for two! This excellent offer is only available until the end of June.


 How I beat prostate cancer



How did Harvey Galliard manage to successfully complete his first Argus Cycle Tour in his 70th year, especially after having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011?


 YEI - super money-savers, great deals, special offers and events



YEI highlights some of the super money savers, special offers and great deals that are on offer on the YEI website.


 Latest YEI discounts and benefits - May 2014



All the latest discounts and benefits on the YEI website are featured here.





Take part in YEI competitions, and you could be a winner - there are some awesome prizes up for grabs! Click here to view the WIN page.

Our competitions this month include:

  • Two return air tickets on Turkish Airlines, valued at R20 000, and more...
  • 1 of 4 exclusive Irish hampers - worth over R3000 each
  • Bargain Books hamper and tickets to the South African Book Fair
  • Tickets to see Blake and Cortes perform in Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • Tickets to see Tori Amos in concert - Cape Town and Johannesburg

 Other interesting articles


  • Save the Date - South African Book Fair 2014 - read more...
  • Red wine and dark chocolate won't save your life - read more...
  • Masturbation - the secret to a long life? - read more...
  • Ageing home owners are still the biggest single source of home sales - read more...
  • ABSA launches low-cost, life-stage retirement product -

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