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Change in career / Employment status
Changing a career for new challenges can be exciting and adventurous. A decision could be made to become an entrepreneur. This is a major life change and should not be taken lightly. Before making any decisions, there are financial aspects that need to be considered, ask yourself:
Unplanned job loss
Sometimes you can see a job loss coming from a mile away, but often it is unexpected and extremely upsetting. If you just became unemployed, you will probably deal with a lot of different feelings, for example, fear. Unemployment makes you wonder how you are going to survive financially, what you will do if you become ill and what your next steps should be. Ask yourself:
As retirement nears there are big decisions to make. As with all major lifestyle changes, your income will probably change. It's a good time to review your finances and make some decisions. Here are some things to think about:
What is the cost of retiring?
What are the different types of retirement plans?
What level of medical aid will I need?
Do I have debt?
Do I own a home?
Do I have a Will?
Who will pay for my funeral?
Types of retirement plans
Your golden years should be golden
Plan for Retirement - By Letitia Watson You Magazine
Retirement money questions
Pensions and inheritance
Pay less for estates
Dangers of early pension cash-in