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Most South Africans will face a bleak reality when their working lives come to an end

Deane Moore, CEO of retirement income specialist Just South Africa, says there is a way to consciously consume more in your active retirement years, knowing that later on you can fall back on a lower income that at least covers your essential expenses for life.

Give your retirement income legs rather than aiming for a jackpot

Just is a strong advocate for using the right tools to manage risk in retirement: insurance for longevity risk, and investment strategies for investment risk and inflation. This recent Business Day article highlights that: “The latest thinking on providing an income in retirement recognises the need to minimise the risks of an 'income crash' due to the effects of longevity, investment risks and inflation.” It is worthwhile to compare the product features and pricing of available retirement solutions with a financial adviser.

Small spending adjustments that could lead to a better retirement

In the face of rising living costs and high levels of household debt, the notion of retiring comfortably seems beyond reach for many South Africans. However, retirement income specialist Just maintains that soon-to-be retirees can facilitate a smoother transition towards a sustainable lifestyle in retirement by rethinking their essential spending.

Ensuring a sustainable pension

In South Africa we grapple with the problem that people haven't saved enough for retirement. In addition, people are living longer and market returns are unpredictable, so retirees need to be resilient in the face of uncertainty. With most retirees using living annuities to give them an income, many are worried their capital could run out too early. Is there a solution?

Getting the best of both worlds in retirement

It no longer needs to be a case of choosing between the flexibility of a living annuity or the security of a life annuity; hybrid products deliver both. Deane Moore comments in an article on Moneyweb by Patrick Cairns on the recent announcement that hybrid annuities can now be used within pension funds.

Longevity protection in a living annuity

Retirement fund members will now be able to secure longevity protection within a living annuity. This comes after the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) announced an exemption from its criteria for living annuities in a default annuity strategy. The exemption expands customer choice and will help improve the financial outcomes of people in retirement.

New rules should make pension choices simpler

An article first published in Financial Mail, talks about the default regulations and the changing mindset of pension funds. It also mentions Just’s partnerships and the ability to provide enhanced annuities to people who may have earned lower incomes, are smokers or may have worked underground or those with life-shortening illnesses.

Your retirement income options

If you are a member of a pension fund and or have a retirement annuity, two-third of your financial retirement amount must be used to purchase an annuity income. Maya Fisher-French explains some of the diferences between a living annuity and a guaranteed life annuity.

Consciously apply your capital at retirement (1)

Twane Wessels speaks to Michael Avery on Classic Business about consciously applying your capital at retirement. 

Offer members what they can afford

From 1 March 2019, the board of trustees of every pension and retirement-annuity fund must be able to demonstrate to the Registrar of Pension Funds that it has in place an annuity strategy that is appropriate and suitable for its members, taking account of their level of income; inflation and investment risks; and income protection for beneficiaries on death on the main member

A new option for retirement - the hybrid annuity

The hybrid annuity balances retirees' need for income security with their desire to leave a legacy to loved ones.

Retirement reality shock of South Africans

On average, respondents in "Just Insights", an independent survey commissioned by Just SA, expected a monthly income in retirement of almost R12,000. This implies an expected annual income rate of 8% based on their average retirement savings of R1.8m.