How the risk of dementia should impact your retirement planning

Jan 02 2019 06:15

Approximately three-quarters of people with dementia have not been diagnosed. This means poor financial decisions could be made by people who are already impaired by dementia, cautions a retirement expert.


Sweating over the cost of a gym membership

Nov 28 2018 06:01

When 'Good Things Guy' Brent Lindeque received an email last week informing him that his Virgin Active membership fee was being increased, he started asking what others paid.


Are you downplaying the likely cost of healthcare in your retirement?

Sep 29 2018 08:00

People saving for retirement often underestimate the impact of future healthcare costs on their later income, warns an expert.


Myths about hospital cash plans

Jul 11 2018 18:32

Despite the increasing popularity of hospital cash plans, some consumers are still not maximising this benefit due to misconceptions, says the CEO of FNB Life.


Funding issue still the biggest stumbling block to NHI – legal expert

May 21 2018 21:07

The successful implementation of the National Health Insurance programme hinges on its funding model but this is "quite up in the air", says a legal expert.


Medical aid providers clamp down on fraud

Mar 26 2018 21:00

Statistics show that about 10% to 15% of all medical claims are fraudulent, abusive or wasteful, adding R22bn in expenses to the R150bn private healthcare industry.


Work trumps finances as main cause of stress for SA professionals

Feb 02 2018 08:49

Exercise remains the most common method of dealing with stress, which is one of the main culprits causing health problems among SA professionals, a survey shows.


Choosing a medical scheme for your parents

Nov 23 2017 07:00

In today's tough times, many middle-aged people find themselves having to help their parents financially - and that includes medical cover.


Five of the highest and lowest medical scheme increases for 2018

Oct 01 2017 13:18

Five medical schemes have announced their contribution increases for 2018, some managed to stay below the 10% mark, but some couldn't do the same.


Medical schemes under pressure to keep hikes under 10%

Sep 21 2017 11:41

Two medical schemes, Bonitas and Discovery Health, have announced single-digit increases in membership contributions for 2018. Can other schemes do this as well?

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