Retire Successfully isn’t only the name of our website; it’s the reason we get up in the morning. That’s why we created a website dedicated to helping you plan for and take advantage of opportunities, whether you are near, at, or in RetiremeantTM.
The Retire Successfully website is bursting with comprehensive lifestyle information; its a resource for sharing stories and connecting with others in the same space.
Our team of Retirementors - passionate South African professionals that have been handpicked as experts in their field, helps you live the most fulfilled life possible in retirement. Our client bloggers enthusiastically share their stories of how they are creating a meaningful RetiremeantTM. No one that is featured has paid to be on this site, and no one ever will!
In addition, our monthly Inflight newsletter and weekly RetiremeantTM Tips offer inspirational insights all centred around the Wheel of Balance and living a balanced and meaningful life in retirement. The eBooks are free to download and are useful guides to making your money work for you in this chapter of your lives.
Don’t miss our Brand Ambassador Kim Potgieter’s blogs called Courageous Currency Conversations, inspiring readers to assess and understand their relationship with money – it’s about aligning your money with meaning to enable positive and powerful transitions.
Our dream is to redefine retirement in this country, and to transform the way South Africans retire.
Since World War II, the average life expectancy has increased dramatically. Unlike those before them, people retiring today can expect a retirement lasting 30 years or more. Failing to plan for an active retirement is equal to setting oneself up for a difficult retirement. This is where Retire Successfully hopes to help.
Through the years, I have learnt that life is too short to put your dreams on hold for when you retire. My father put off living his life to the full, thinking that he would have the time to follow his dreams once he retired. Sadly, he died at the relatively young age of 59 in a senseless hijacking and never got to enjoy the money he had so carefully put aside. My mother’s life was also cut short by cancer at the age of 62 and she too was denied this opportunity.
Seeing my parents lose out on the opportunity to enjoy the things they had planned to do in the second chapter of their lives inspired my passion to help people achieve their goals and dreams, instead of focusing solely on their finances until it’s too late.
This has also led to writing my first book Retiremeant: get more meaning from your money (Jacana) and establishing my own website Kim Potgieter with the vision to help people assess and understand their relationship with money. In this way, my wish is to create a mindshift where people are able to align their money with meaning to enable positive and powerful transitions.
This website is devoted to all of you - who have the liberating opportunity to Retire Successfully!