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 Issue 30: October 2013





YEI will be showcased at the Retirement Expo 2013 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg from 25-27 October. The Expo will show you how to Live! Plan! Play! We invite you to come and say “hello” to us at our stand. There will be some nice prizes to be won on site! Fill in the entry form at the YEI stand and be included in the draw for subscriptions to Getaway and CAR magazines, plus Ster-Kinekor Senior Plus movie cards and complimentary tickets.

All YEI members and visitors to the Retirement Expo are also invited to enter our competitions. YEI’s advertisers/sponsors have been incredibly generous . For a sneak preview as to what’s on offer in this bumper edition - how does a three-night stay in a four-star Country Hotel and Spa in the beautiful surrounds of the Midlands Meander sound? Or a three-night stay at the glorious Mazeppa Bay on the Wild Coast? And it doesn’t end there – a three-night stay at a stunning resort – Natures Rest in the Eastern Cape is also up for grabs, as are tickets to the Flying Pickets and the Barber of Seville.

The audition that everyone is talking about!! If you didn’t see 84-year old Ann Wilson’s audition on SA’s Got Talent on e-tv, then do yourself a favour and read the YEI interview with Ann, and view the YouTube video. Ann had the judges in the palm of her hand and the audience on their feet in a standing ovation. What a truly awe-inspiring treat this was to watch! Go, Ann, go!!

Nedbank unpacks investment signs in their interesting article “Knowledge pays the best interest”. And one for the ladies – a must-read article on why you should take an interest in your own financial wellbeing. Does retiring to the country take your fancy? Then we suggest a read of “A life less ordinary”. With Christmas around the corner, we see how we can add joy to some seniors in need. In our savings series, we look at how to save when eating out and get all the low-down on Standard Bank’s UCount Rewards programme. On the health front, read the mesmerizing YEI member’s story on “How I beat post-retirement depression” and enjoy the benefit of a professional’s advice on the 3 principles to a healthier you! If an evening of intrigue and suspense is your cup of tea, then you might like to “save the date” for Hitchcock’s riveting crime thriller Rope.

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

YEI is all about discounts, savings and great offers. Click here to view the latest news, special offers, useful information and event details from YEI Advertisers. We welcome Tempest Car Hire on board who are offering preferential rates to YEI members.

We look forward to seeing you at the Retirement Expo! Until next time…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


Knowledge pays the best interest



Investing is a journey with no short cuts. Any detours can be costly and you’ll get to your destination in better shape if you watch out for danger signs. Nedbank unpacks the investment signs in this interesting article….


Women taking interest in their own financial wellbeing?



An article that every woman should read. Don’t wait for a life-changing event which forces you to address your own financial needs. And gentlemen – please encourage your wives/partners/lady friends to read this article.


A life less ordinary



If you have always dreamed of retiring to the countryside, Napier Retirement Village might just be the place for you. When you combine freedom, choice, peace of mind, great medical support as well as a great deal - this could be something to consider…


Rocking Granny – Ann Wilson on SA’s Got Talent



84-year old Ann Wilson’s performance on SA’s Got Talent had the all-age audience up on their feet cheering, laughing and clapping, and TV viewers tweeting and facebooking. Take a look at YEI’s interview with Ann and view the YouTube video.


Make a difference to seniors in need this Christmas



Bring a smile to some lonely seniors this Christmas! YEI features two organizations who are on a mission to bring Christmas cheer to seniors in need.


How I beat post-retirement depression



A must-read article for those coming up for retirement, or those in retirement. A beautifully descriptive article of the journey of a YEI member who managed to beat post-retirement depression.


The features of loyalty cards – maximize your benefits



The second in the series of loyalty programmes. This month, YEI explores the features of the Standard Bank UCount Rewards programme. Take a look to see if this programme will benefit you.


Follow these 3 principles to a healthier you



In our youth, we spend our health chasing our wealth. As we get older, we spend our wealth trying to regain our health. To feel the benefit of a healthier you, consider following the three principles outlined in this article.


How to save when “eating out”



YEI looks at some ways in which you can save on “eating out” or in a nutshell, how you can have your cake and eat it too!


Get Rope-d in at the Masque Theatre



Save the date - Join Evergreen Lifestyles for an evening of intrigue and suspense! Enjoy the riveting crime thriller Rope plus a light meal as well as an après show drink with the cast.


WIN: 3-night stay at Woodridge Country Hotel & Spa



If a three-night break in a four-star country hotel and spa in the Midlands Meander is just up your street, then don’t delay and enter this wonderful competition valued at R4500.


WIN: 3-night stay at Mazeppa Bay, Wild Coast



Win yourself a little piece of paradise! It could be yours if you enter this wonderful competition of a three-night stay at stunning Mazeppa Bay, nestled on the beach in a beautiful setting of palms and tropical plants. Valued at R4290.


WIN: 3-night stay – Natures Rest in the Eastern Cape



Need some R&R? Try your luck at winning this fabulous three-night stay in one of the most beautiful resorts in the Eastern Cape – get back to nature, relax and enjoy the lovely environment.


WIN: Tickets to The Flying Pickets, CPT and JHB



Popular British a capella band, The Flying Pickets return to South Africa. Remember Only You, Who’s that Girl and Take My Breath Away? Click here to find out how you could win a ticket to “Christmas with the Flying Pickets”.


WIN: Tickets to Rossini’s The Barber of Seville



The Barber of Seville brings the 2013 opera season to a high-spirited conclusion. Try your hand at winning double tickets to this operatic masterpiece – a hair-raising contribution to “Movember”.

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