What is the official age to stop working

    When it comes to employees’ retirement, South African labour legislation does not make any provision for a retirement age. This subject is the most common one to be neglected or ignored by employers – especially where a retirement age was agreed upon in... read more

Surendering to Retirement

  Most of us go through life living each day at a time and meeting those conditions that our society demands we observe. Some of us rebel against those demands which do not suit us. This is one reason why some of us spend our lives in the country rather than the... read more

Forced and Planned Retirement

  Age is, normally, measured as the number of years lived by an individual. However, in our book, we address life as a series of steps. We each pass through each step at least once in our life. I feel that age (Years Old) is simply a number which, in any real... read more

The wondering holiday

In 2005 we sold The Pickle Pot and farm and found ourselves completely liquid and with nothing to do. We rented a small pondokkie in Howick and sat thinking about our future. I need to spend a little time putting you in the picture before we set off, so please indulge... read more

The best type of holiday

  There are as many holiday options out there as there are people taking them. From the weekend away to the “Grand Tour” of Victorian times, there should be a better reason than simple relaxation behind the holiday. From my viewpoint, there are some non-starter... read more

Italy- a great country to visit

  In 2017 Andrew and I were invited by PSG group to join their annual “road show” and address their financial advisors on the content of our book and the task of living in retirement. The roadshow visited six of South Africa’s major centers and, as each session,... read more

Cruising- the ultimate holiday

  In our Book “The Next Step Planning the Road through Retirement” (Chap 7 pp 125-6), I suggested that a great way to enjoy a fantastic holiday is to embark on a cruise. I had, at that time, enjoyed a few cruises and found they suited us as a couple and also us... read more

Regulating the flow

The Flow When we start life in retirement we, inevitably, find that we have extra time and wonder if we will ever fill it. This extra time comes from the loss of a major part of our personal network – the business part. We no longer have major access to, or interact... read more

The Three Thirds Guideline

This article gives you some guidelines on what could be important to you when considering the management of your life and time in your retirement. These years will only be the best of your life if you actively work and plan to make them so. Sitting back and waiting... read more
What is the official age to stop working

What is the official age to stop working

    When it comes to employees’ retirement, South African labour legislation does not make any provision for a retirement age. This subject is the most common one to be neglected or ignored by employers – especially where a retirement age was agreed upon in...
Surendering to Retirement

Surendering to Retirement

  Most of us go through life living each day at a time and meeting those conditions that our society demands we observe. Some of us rebel against those demands which do not suit us. This is one reason why some of us spend our lives in the country rather than the...
Forced and Planned Retirement

Forced and Planned Retirement

  Age is, normally, measured as the number of years lived by an individual. However, in our book, we address life as a series of steps. We each pass through each step at least once in our life. I feel that age (Years Old) is simply a number which, in any real...
Conscious retirement: An imperative.

Conscious retirement: An imperative.

  I was riding a stationary cycle in the gym the other day. It was our 7am spinning class. My leg muscles were pumping in time to the music. I was concentrating hard. As I caught my breath, I looked around and realized I was the oldest in our class. The thought...
The wondering holiday

The wondering holiday

In 2005 we sold The Pickle Pot and farm and found ourselves completely liquid and with nothing to do. We rented a small pondokkie in Howick and sat thinking about our future. I need to spend a little time putting you in the picture before we set off, so please indulge...
The best type of holiday

The best type of holiday

  There are as many holiday options out there as there are people taking them. From the weekend away to the “Grand Tour” of Victorian times, there should be a better reason than simple relaxation behind the holiday. From my viewpoint, there are some non-starter...
Italy- a great country to visit

Italy- a great country to visit

  In 2017 Andrew and I were invited by PSG group to join their annual “road show” and address their financial advisors on the content of our book and the task of living in retirement. The roadshow visited six of South Africa’s major centers and, as each session,...
Insurance- questions to ask before you travel

Insurance- questions to ask before you travel

  Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution, PSG Insure As we approach the end of the year, holiday plans are top of mind for most of us. If you’re taking a trip any time soon, be it domestic or international, consider taking on travel insurance to protect...
Cruising- the ultimate holiday

Cruising- the ultimate holiday

  In our Book “The Next Step Planning the Road through Retirement” (Chap 7 pp 125-6), I suggested that a great way to enjoy a fantastic holiday is to embark on a cruise. I had, at that time, enjoyed a few cruises and found they suited us as a couple and also us...
What is the official age to stop working

What is the official age to stop working

    When it comes to employees’ retirement, South African labour legislation does not make any provision for a retirement age. This subject is the most common one to be neglected or ignored by employers – especially where a retirement age was agreed upon in...
Surendering to Retirement

Surendering to Retirement

  Most of us go through life living each day at a time and meeting those conditions that our society demands we observe. Some of us rebel against those demands which do not suit us. This is one reason why some of us spend our lives in the country rather than the...
Forced and Planned Retirement

Forced and Planned Retirement

  Age is, normally, measured as the number of years lived by an individual. However, in our book, we address life as a series of steps. We each pass through each step at least once in our life. I feel that age (Years Old) is simply a number which, in any real...
Conscious retirement: An imperative.

Conscious retirement: An imperative.

  I was riding a stationary cycle in the gym the other day. It was our 7am spinning class. My leg muscles were pumping in time to the music. I was concentrating hard. As I caught my breath, I looked around and realized I was the oldest in our class. The thought...
The wondering holiday

The wondering holiday

In 2005 we sold The Pickle Pot and farm and found ourselves completely liquid and with nothing to do. We rented a small pondokkie in Howick and sat thinking about our future. I need to spend a little time putting you in the picture before we set off, so please indulge...
The best type of holiday

The best type of holiday

  There are as many holiday options out there as there are people taking them. From the weekend away to the “Grand Tour” of Victorian times, there should be a better reason than simple relaxation behind the holiday. From my viewpoint, there are some non-starter...
Italy- a great country to visit

Italy- a great country to visit

  In 2017 Andrew and I were invited by PSG group to join their annual “road show” and address their financial advisors on the content of our book and the task of living in retirement. The roadshow visited six of South Africa’s major centers and, as each session,...
Insurance- questions to ask before you travel

Insurance- questions to ask before you travel

  Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution, PSG Insure As we approach the end of the year, holiday plans are top of mind for most of us. If you’re taking a trip any time soon, be it domestic or international, consider taking on travel insurance to protect...
Cruising- the ultimate holiday

Cruising- the ultimate holiday

  In our Book “The Next Step Planning the Road through Retirement” (Chap 7 pp 125-6), I suggested that a great way to enjoy a fantastic holiday is to embark on a cruise. I had, at that time, enjoyed a few cruises and found they suited us as a couple and also us...