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 to do when the “honeymoon ” is over ?

What to do when the “honeymoon ” is over ?

  In the opening pages of our book The Next Step: Planning the road through Retirement” I commented on steps that we take through life and how these compare with the human contribution to creating a child. While I hope my explanation gave rise to a few chuckles,...
Combatting boredom and depression in retirement

Combatting boredom and depression in retirement

Recently I spent a very enjoyable lunch with some retirees. When time came to “sing for my lunch” I extolled the virtues and pleasures to be enjoyed from planning your time through retirement, the best years of your life. At question time, the subject of...
10 mistakes to avoid in your will

10 mistakes to avoid in your will

  Willie Fourie, Head of Estate and Trust Services, PSG Wealth. Many people think a simple, one-page document is all they need to transfer ownership of their worldly possessions to their heirs. Some even go so far as to rely on the pre-printed will forms you can...