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How to make your retirement savings last: Common myths debunked

There are many risks that need to be overcome to ensure that retirement savings last, says Shaun Duddy, including longevity, inflation and investment risk.

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How to maximise tax benefits before the end of the tax year

Carla Rossouw explains why this is a good time to take maximum advantage of the incentives the government has put in place to encourage us to save.

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Take Charge of Your Retirement

How Much money Is ‘Enough’ For You To Enjoy A “Decent Retirement”? Is It R1M, Or R2M, Or Even R5M

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How To Save More Without Spending Less

When we consciously save for retirement, we tend do so with one objective: to secure our life style in retirement.

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Sleeping through a revolution

South Africans have slept through a revolution in Reserve Bank strategy, failing to recognise the staggering effect of the decline in real interest rates on their financial planning.

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Policy reform update

A look at the latest policies for retirement reform.

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How to plan for a comfortable retirement

Seven factors that will boost your retirement income.

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Consider your lifestyle inflation when saving for retirement

While most investors seem to understand the need to contribute consistently to their retirement funds, and to start saving as early as possible, many investors fail to understand the impact of their ‘lifestyle inflation’ on their ability to save enough to maintain their standard of living during retirement.

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Do you need a financial check-up?

The end of the year is a good time to review your financial well-being and put some new year’s resolutions in place that aim for better saving and spending habits.

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Capping effects on retirement fund contributions

The effect of making non-tax deductible contributions to retirement funds.

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