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

Loneliness-A major Concern

It has been found that social isolation and loneliness significantly increases the risk of premature death. Strong friends and family bonds reduce this risk. With this in mind, in this article we have highlighted various retirement organisations and their contact... read more

The time between jobs

When I left high school with my hot, sweaty matric certificate in my dirty hand, all I wanted to do was change the World. All that happened, in reality, was that the World changed me. I am almost certain that each and every one of us had the same, or a very similar,... read more

Managing your time in retirement

As with everything else about retirement, the headings seem so serious and it is our job to put the fun into understanding and working with the subject matter. In the working world time management normally has a financial bent and we were required to apportion time... read more

Time management before retirement

It goes without saying that in today’s hi-tech world decisions have to be made much quicker than previously, which adds greatly to ensuring that the management of time is so crucial. During my working career, I attended several Time Management Courses and read a... read more

Getting Started

So you have decided that your future in your current work situation is approaching its “sell by” date and, for whatever reason, you feel you need to change the work environment. This situation is likely to hit you, according to that most wonderful of disciplines –... read more
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...
The Folly of fixating on three-year numbers

The Folly of fixating on three-year numbers

Anet Ahern, CEO of PSG Asset Management Returns from most major asset classes have disappointed in recent years, leaving many investors doubting their decisions. Global equity (measured in rands) was the only asset class that gave a healthy margin above inflation over...
Regulating the flow

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...
The Three Thirds Guideline

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...
Pre-Retirement- Preparing to be Active in Retirement

Pre-Retirement- Preparing to be Active in Retirement

Nobody knows what retirement will be like until they get there. In this article, mention is made of options you could consider doing before you retire. This will assist you when you are planning to remain active in retirement. Rather than phoning a friend, we suggest...
Loneliness-A major  Concern

Loneliness-A major Concern

It has been found that social isolation and loneliness significantly increases the risk of premature death. Strong friends and family bonds reduce this risk. With this in mind, in this article we have highlighted various retirement organisations and their contact...
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...
The Folly of fixating on three-year numbers

The Folly of fixating on three-year numbers

Anet Ahern, CEO of PSG Asset Management Returns from most major asset classes have disappointed in recent years, leaving many investors doubting their decisions. Global equity (measured in rands) was the only asset class that gave a healthy margin above inflation over...
Regulating the flow

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...
The Three Thirds Guideline

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...
Pre-Retirement- Preparing to be Active in Retirement

Pre-Retirement- Preparing to be Active in Retirement

Nobody knows what retirement will be like until they get there. In this article, mention is made of options you could consider doing before you retire. This will assist you when you are planning to remain active in retirement. Rather than phoning a friend, we suggest...
Loneliness-A major  Concern

Loneliness-A major Concern

It has been found that social isolation and loneliness significantly increases the risk of premature death. Strong friends and family bonds reduce this risk. With this in mind, in this article we have highlighted various retirement organisations and their contact...