Issue 28: July 2013





There is a lot happening at YEI, so let’s launch straight into who and what’s new, and what’s happening at YEI!

Firstly, we welcome our new advertisers:

  • Marriott - The Income Specialists who offer Solutions for Retirement.

  • Hertz Car Hire – who offer a 55+ Special with exclusive great rates.

  • Tsogo Sun Hotels Senior Club - If you are over the age of 63, take advantage of the Seniors Club special offer at selected Southern Sun Resorts.

Secondly, we have a few new and current features which will be of interest:

  • We are pleased to announce two highly recommended, fascinating, fun-filled and not-to-be-missed events in Cape Town, both at a steal for the price. The Newlands Brewery Historical Tour on Tuesday 30 July 2013 and the Evergreen Health Day on Thursday 22 August 2013.

  • YEI is all about savings and great offers. Our new feature “Snippets of news from YEI Advertisers” has been introduced to showcase the latest great finds. This feature also includes news from our advertisers regarding specials on offer, useful information, and event details.

  • Need some extra money? The IEC AS is a cosmetic research company who seek participants for cosmetic studies and respondents to test products. You will be reimbursed for your time. Click here to find out more.

  • YEI Book Reviews will be updated regularly with the latest reviews. Please note that some of the books reviewed may be purchased at a discounted rate directly from the publishers.

  • Run Walk for Life have been advertising a brilliant lifetime deal to YEI members – set up a RWFL franchise at NO cost. We have received feedback from a very happy YEI member who has taken advantage of this amazing opportunity. Click here to read more…

  • Don’t forget the popular and unique service – Your Finance questions – answered. The Finance experts will respond to your finance queries – online – and at no cost!

We have two awesome prizes up for grabs. A 2-night stay at Langdam-in-Koo in Montagu. Click here to take a look. If you are or are not an Opera fan, take a look at why you may be interested in winning a ticket to see Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Baxter Theatre.

A snippet of what is on offer this month – Nedbank looks at the American Express® GlobalTravel Card, and suggests why you should add it to your bucket list. Personal Trust looks at believable and unbelievable scams, identity theft and pyramid schemes. We look at how to fly for less, denial in retirement, doggie-dementia, YEI members’ thoughts on turning 60, your roadmap to retirement and a fascinating article on The Boy from Benoni - Mr Computicket himself.

We also recommend that you take a look at Nedbank’s MoneyTrader – Make peace of mind with access to funds happen.

Time to get that cup of tea or coffee and settle down and have a good read!

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


The American Express® GlobalTravel Card



For most people, a bucket list involves travel: the Grand Canyon, the Amazon, Antarctica, Stonehenge … Places you’ve been meaning to see for decades now jump to the top of the list of things-to-do.


Scam Alert



Some scams look and sound believable. Others are so blatantly impossible that only the gullible will believe it. Personal Trust provides us with useful tips on how to avoid a variety of current scams, identify theft and pyramid schemes.


Newlands Brewery Historical Tour



Evergreen Lifestyles is hosting a fascinating historical tour of the Newlands Brewery, the oldest Brewery in Africa, after which you will enjoy a 3-course food & beer pairing lunch sponsored by Evergreen Lifestyles. To enjoy a fantastic taste of history, click here for more information and/or to make a booking.


Evergreen Health Day



Another wonderful event in August - enjoy a fun-filled morning followed by lunch at the Sports Science Institute. Three top speakers will speak about a healthy lifestyle for over 50's. Sounds like something you don't want to miss? Click here to find out more. ..


The Boy from Benoni – Mr Computicket



Percy Tucker has changed the face of entertainment in South Africa. Honoured world-wide for his contribution to the performing arts, Percy is the founder of one of the Top Ten of Great South African Inventions.


How to fly for less



Saving on flights means more money in your holiday budget. Here are some valuable tips on how you can book affordable flights.


Denial in Retirement



“Without my job, my title, my responsibilities and the corner office – who am I?” It’s time for Baby Boomers to regain the power, face our fears and concerns and make a plan for retirement.


Do dogs get doggie-dementia?



Odd behavior in senior dogs can be very upsetting. YEI spoke to Dr Quixi Sonntag in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria about canine cognitive dysfunction.


Thoughts on turning 60



Turning 60 is one of the biggest milestones in one’s life. 60! Isn’t that when you are officially a senior? YEI members share their thoughts and feelings on this topic.


Your Roadmap to Retirement



If you are curious, or committed to pursuing a lifestyle that revolves around healthy living, perfect planning, wealth provision and a positive lifestyle, then diarise the Retirement Expo, taking in October in Johannesburg.


WIN: 2-night stay – Langdam-in-Koo in Montagu



A lovely 2-night mid-week stay for 2 people is up for grabs! Langdam-in-Koo, situated on a fruit farm in the Koo Valley in Montagu, overlooks the Langeberg mountain range with spectacular views and a natural farm style atmosphere.


WIN: Tickets to see Mozart’s Don Giovanni



If you are an Opera fan, you will love this ticket give-away.  If you are not an Opera fan – all the more reason to consider this – Opera is for everyone.
Cape Town Opera are keen to educate and inform you...


Snippets of news from YEI Advertisers



A brand-new section where YEI will keep you up to date and current with regard to new advertisers as well as news from our advertisers regarding specials on offer, useful information, and event details.


YEI Book Reviews



We hope you enjoy this new feature on the YEI website. YEI looks at the month’s hottest new releases! We would love to hear your comments about books you have read.


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