The Power of “Outward Thinking ” in Retirement

The Power of “Outward Thinking ” in Retirement

First, it is important to find a meaning for every day. Finding activities which make you happy is a big step towards finding this meaning, it gives you a reason to get out of bed each morning. Second, try something completely new. I recently read the excellent book...
The  Honeymoon Phase of Retirement

The Honeymoon Phase of Retirement

  Normally when you stop working, in the Honeymoon period you will have less contact with your previous co-workers, business associates and other groups of people, which could result in you socialising less. This could result in you spending more time with your...
After the honeymoon is over

After the honeymoon is over

Before I go into discussion regarding the above, I wish to provide another example coming from a different angle, which may assist the reader, who is preparing for retirement. Several years ago I was part of our Parish Council when a new rector was appointed to our...
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...
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,...
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...