Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Search Products
Filter by Categories
Company Secretarial
General Business
General Interest
Investing in Property
Personal Growth
Personal Wealth
Trusts and Estate Planning

Did you hear that heartrending advert on the radio? It was a recently retired couple who finally found a bank that cares for them. Now they can take that dream cruise that they’ve talked about for years and they can retire comfortably knowing that their capital is guaranteed safe.

Why? Because the bank guarantees them a whopping 7 1/4% return.

Now, if real inflation was 6% (wishthink) that would mean that they have 1 1/4% available to spend, so if they want to retire on, say, R60 000 before tax (and the way they are talking about cruises etc. they would want a lot more than that), then the R720 000 a year must be 1 1/4% of their invested cash.

That means that they invested R57,6m with the bank! Wow, no wonder they think they’re OK. My take is that if they were clever enough to accumulate that kind of wealth during their working years, they would not be stupid enough to invest it with that bank.

No. When it comes to retirement, cash is not king!


XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Looking for even more informative content? Check out the books I have written which have proved to be very popular.

Need help with your Trust or Business?

Contact us today or set up a free meeting with our CEO, Derek Springett. We have been offering expert advice and business services since 1971. You can also view see our full list of services.

Do you want to leave your cart?

Your cart is awaiting your next purchase, so please proceed to the Home page and continue shopping. If you are leaving your cart because of problems, why not give us a call on our 24 hr numbers 063 866 8928 or 011 805 0030 (subject to load shedding)? If all else fails, call Derek, our CEO on 082 552 9696. We’ll do what we can to help