The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

He was in his mid-eighties and had spent most of his life surrounded by people. Introverted, he depended on himself for almost everything. He was kind, but distant, even with those he loved, and never, intentionally, did harm to anybody.  His loyalty was to his wife... read more

Care of the Aged in South Africa

  It is interesting to compare the way in which different societies manage this dilemma. The differences lie in the social structure of each society and the effect this structure has on the individual. In “Western” society, the individual is dominant and the... read more

Relationships in Retirement

  It has been said that the most powerful tool a businessperson possesses is their business network. This and any network lives and dies, by the strength and nature of these relationships. In retirement, the existence and strength of our relationships play an... read more

Family Relationships in Retirement

  As we age our relationships within the family change. If we are lucky and work hard they morph into something deeper and more intuitive. However, if we are not so lucky and/or decide not to work at them, they shrivel and die. In this instance, we are often left... read more

Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement.

At one stage in my career, I was being transferred to a new town/city on average every two years. Some places we were transferred to we did not know a soul. How did we go about making friends and building relationships? Obviously, the work situation did help, as I met... read more

Franchises as a Business Model

Many people say that, in time, all successful businesses will be in the form of a franchise. This opinion is based on the following facts: A successful franchise is based on a proven business model; The business model and operating procedures defined in the franchise... read more

Shopping Malls and Landlords

  Barry has written about the ways people have tried to relieve him and those he knows, of their retirement funding. I will try and do the same but from a different base. My first tale is that of the Landlord and the new shopping mall. As a farmer, I used my own... read more
Personal Experiences of Life in a Retirement Village

Personal Experiences of Life in a Retirement Village

Grahame Field. “Here is my summary of what it is like living here, the reasons for us choosing le Domaine as a place in which to live in our retirement and a summary of what facilities exist here. Le Domaine is called a “Lifestyle Estate” and is not just for retirees....
Discussion on downsizing and moving into a Retirement Home.

Discussion on downsizing and moving into a Retirement Home.

  I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to address residents of the Amber Valley and Amberfield retirement villages situated outside Howick. My address was aimed to offer suggestions on how to make the most of one’s years in retirement. After my...
The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

He was in his mid-eighties and had spent most of his life surrounded by people. Introverted, he depended on himself for almost everything. He was kind, but distant, even with those he loved, and never, intentionally, did harm to anybody.  His loyalty was to his wife...
Care of the Aged in South Africa

Care of the Aged in South Africa

  It is interesting to compare the way in which different societies manage this dilemma. The differences lie in the social structure of each society and the effect this structure has on the individual. In “Western” society, the individual is dominant and the...
Six steps to understanding diversification

Six steps to understanding diversification

  Anet Ahern, Chief Executive Officer, PSG Asset Management We all know the old adage that one should not put all your eggs in one basket. Why? Because if you drop that one basket, all the eggs break. In the investment world, we call this diversification – often...
Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement

Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement

Susan Hesk.   Did you ever sit alone on a Saturday night in your twenties, when your friends were out with their friends or partners? Maybe it felt like everyone was having fun except you. You might even have thought about all the other Saturdays you were on your...
Relationships in Retirement

Relationships in Retirement

  It has been said that the most powerful tool a businessperson possesses is their business network. This and any network lives and dies, by the strength and nature of these relationships. In retirement, the existence and strength of our relationships play an...
Family Relationships in Retirement

Family Relationships in Retirement

  As we age our relationships within the family change. If we are lucky and work hard they morph into something deeper and more intuitive. However, if we are not so lucky and/or decide not to work at them, they shrivel and die. In this instance, we are often left...
Personal Experiences of Life in a Retirement Village

Personal Experiences of Life in a Retirement Village

Grahame Field. “Here is my summary of what it is like living here, the reasons for us choosing le Domaine as a place in which to live in our retirement and a summary of what facilities exist here. Le Domaine is called a “Lifestyle Estate” and is not just for retirees....
Discussion on downsizing and moving into a Retirement Home.

Discussion on downsizing and moving into a Retirement Home.

  I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to address residents of the Amber Valley and Amberfield retirement villages situated outside Howick. My address was aimed to offer suggestions on how to make the most of one’s years in retirement. After my...
The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

He was in his mid-eighties and had spent most of his life surrounded by people. Introverted, he depended on himself for almost everything. He was kind, but distant, even with those he loved, and never, intentionally, did harm to anybody.  His loyalty was to his wife...
Care of the Aged in South Africa

Care of the Aged in South Africa

  It is interesting to compare the way in which different societies manage this dilemma. The differences lie in the social structure of each society and the effect this structure has on the individual. In “Western” society, the individual is dominant and the...
Six steps to understanding diversification

Six steps to understanding diversification

  Anet Ahern, Chief Executive Officer, PSG Asset Management We all know the old adage that one should not put all your eggs in one basket. Why? Because if you drop that one basket, all the eggs break. In the investment world, we call this diversification – often...
Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement

Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement

Susan Hesk.   Did you ever sit alone on a Saturday night in your twenties, when your friends were out with their friends or partners? Maybe it felt like everyone was having fun except you. You might even have thought about all the other Saturdays you were on your...
Relationships in Retirement

Relationships in Retirement

  It has been said that the most powerful tool a businessperson possesses is their business network. This and any network lives and dies, by the strength and nature of these relationships. In retirement, the existence and strength of our relationships play an...
Family Relationships in Retirement

Family Relationships in Retirement

  As we age our relationships within the family change. If we are lucky and work hard they morph into something deeper and more intuitive. However, if we are not so lucky and/or decide not to work at them, they shrivel and die. In this instance, we are often left...