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4 Aug 2021
7:04 am

Planning for retirement should be taught in schools

Editorials

How to save and plan for retirement needs to be taught much earlier in school … because the one certainty in life is that there will be rain days ahead.

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By now, most people will have heard of “Long Covid”, the medical description of the lingering effects of the disease caused by the coronavirus – where people continue to suffer ill-effects long after they have supposedly recovered. Financial experts are now warning that the financial pressure put on households by the Covid pandemic, on top of the tough economic climate over the past few years, could have equally devastating long-term impacts on future pensioners. That is simply because people will not be able to afford to retire because they have been unable to put aside enough money for their “golden...