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Retire with flexibility

Taking the decision to move to a new home can be one of the toughest aspects of ageing. Pinpointing the exact accommodation is hard when it involves moving out of a place in which you’ve spent a lifetime. It is human nature to cling to what is familiar and to be averse to a future …

We have a new show house at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement show house is available for viewing! This new retirement show house is a type one home: a roomy one-bedroom, one-bathroom stand-alone house with an open plan kitchen...

On the edge of city living at Burgundy Estate

With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of Durbanville Hills to the north, Burgundy Estate in Cape Town borders the vineyards of the historic De Grendel wine farm less than 20 kilometres from the centre of the Mother City. B...

What Makes Resthill Memory Care Different?

When considering where to place a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia, there are many options to choose from. This article examines what makes Resthill Memory Care different from the other options available to you. Resthill Memory Care was established in 2011. Esmarie Venier, the owner...

Innovation in the retirement sector

Within business spheres disruptive innovation creates new markets and value networks, eventually disrupting  existing markets, and displacing established firms, products and alliances. These innovations are usually produced by outsiders and entrepreneurs rather than ...

Retirement trends to watch out for in 2020

Today’s retirees – known as baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 – are living their post-work years completely differently to previous generations of pensioners. As they are mapping out their retirement plans, most of them are taking a number of trends into consideration, caused ...

Retire with flexibility

Retirement is not what it used to be: a farewell party at age 65, a modest pension and medical aid and lots of time to sit on the couch or play golf. In the past, this sudden transition from the world of work to a life of leisure was more or less permanent and ‘pensioner …

How to decide where to retire – should I stay or should I go?

At a certain stage of our lives, many of us will start to consider where we want to be when we retire, and ask ourselves the question: “Should I stay at home or move elsewhere?” And if  the answer is “yes” to a move, where do you go? It’s about far more than just a …

You can’t beat the market – but you can still win

The residential property market in South Africa remains weak as our economy struggles to come to terms with underperforming SOE’s, growing unemployment and poor business confidence. South Africa has been here before and whilst most are confident that our economy will recover, it’s not helping...

Understanding the psychology behind retirement

For many people, the thought of retirement is no less stressful than the thought of retrenchment, and financial planners need to be fully cognisant of this when advising clients on their future financial situation.  This important factor was recognised recently when the South African Indepen...