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 Issue 41: September 2014




We are celebrating YEI’s third birthday! Happy Birthday YEI!! Thanks go to all the YEI readers for their wonderful support! And a big thanks to the YEI advertisers who believe in the YEI vision of supporting the over-60s. Onward and upward!:

This month, we welcome:

  • Qantas Holidays, in partnership with Qantas Airways, are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Australia and New Zealand with unprecedented value packages. Click here.
  • MedXpert - Many YEI members have had questions about medical aid benefits, gap cover, comparative costs, age limits, affordable hospital plans. MedXpert are offering an EXCELLENT new service - FREE medical scheme support and advice to YEI members. Click here to find out more.

In keeping with our birthday theme, we have two great ticket give-ways to artists from our era – Suzi Quatro (remember Can the Can!) and Albert Hammond (remember “Peacemaker”?). See below for details.

Take advantage of some of the lovely offers, great deals and services that YEI partners are offering you. To highlight just a few:

  • Kagga Kamma’s excellent offer to pensioners comes to an end on
    30 September;
  • The unique Real Deal from the Caledon Hotel;
  • Mango rewards their senior citizen guests;
  • Cruises International offer reduced senior prices on selected sailings;
  • Personal Trust answer your finance questions free of charge;
  • Consider retirement villages in the Western Cape and in Gauteng;

Our apologies! A gremlin crept in with the August newsletter. The title of the article - Retirement Annuity contribution changes from 1 March 2014 - should have read 2015. Please click here to read the article.

As September is Heart Awareness Month, we believe it prudent that we remind you of a previous article – Know the warning signs – Heart Attacks. Have a read. We urge you to consider supporting seniors in need this Christmas – click here to see how YEI is getting involved.

We encourage you to:

  • Browse through the comprehensive YEI Discounts and Benefits Directory to view the latest discounts.
  • Request businesses in your area who offer a pensioner discount to enlist on YEI via the FREE business listing option.
  • “Like” us on Facebook.

Until next month - be safe, be happy!

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


 Regulation and your retirement savings



Regulations in the Pension Fund Act encourage responsible investing i.e. investing your savings in such a way that promotes long-term sustainability of your asset values.


 2 good 2 be true



If you have ever contemplated a holiday to Australia and/or New Zealand, now could be the time… Qantas Holidays in partnership with Qantas Airways is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Australia and New Zealand with unprecedented value packages.


 Featherwood Hills Retirement Estate's new phase



The final phase of Featherwood Hills retirement estate in Pretoria is launching now! This is your last opportunity to invest in this premier retirement estate which offers you a richly enjoyable lifestyle in a well established development.


 Take the pain out of medical scheme membership



Here’s an EXCELLENT new service!! Do you have queries on medical aid benefits, chronic medication, gap cover, comparative costs, age limits, affordable hospital plans, etc? MedXpert are offering FREE medical scheme support and advice to YEI members.


 How to avoid the financial effects of dementia



Letting go of our finances may be unthinkable; yet without adequate planning, dementia may result in our money being taken away at a huge personal and family cost.


 Eldering in retirement



Alan Maguire speaks about “eldering” and helps others to answer the question “Where can I make a difference, and how do I care for myself in order to fulfil that role”.


 Bartering for goods and services



Interestingly, there is a move back to using the barter system. This could be of great benefit to seniors on limited incomes, if used wisely.


 Latest YEI deals and special offers – September 2014



YEI highlights the latest discounts and benefits, super money savers, special offers and great deals that have come on board during September 2014.





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

Our competitions this month include:

  • Tickets to “Peacemaker” hit recording artist – Albert Hammond – Cape Town and Johannesburg - click here
  • Tickets to see Suzi Quatro live in concert in Port Elizabeth and Paarl - click here

Good luck!!


 Other interesting articles


  • Pain of retirement age dismissals -
  • Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. - read more...
  • Top 10 reasons why people really take a cruise vacation - read more...
  • Saving the “ubuntu” way – how to benefit from a stokvel - read more...
  • The luxury of eating pet food years after retirement will remain a pipe dream for many - read more...

 Readers stories



Last month, we asked you, the readers, to contribute stories or ideas for articles. Here is an article submitted by a YEI reader.

  • Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional – click here to read the story

If you would like to be part of the YEI conversation, or would like to guest-write an article for YEI or contribute a story or an idea for an article, please email us. We would love to hear from you. Selected articles/stories will be published.


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