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I’m 50: Is it too late to start saving for retirement?

I am a 50-year old female and only recently got a permanent job. If my health allows me, I'll continue to work until I'm 65. I've never had the luxury to save for my retirement and want to contribute to a fund now. I can afford R800 to R1 000 a month. I realise this is very late, but I'm desperate to do something. Is this possible?
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The coming into effect of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (“FAIS Act”) has increased the responsibilities placed on financial advisors in providing clients with financial services. Financial advisors are now required to comply with a host of additional regulations governed under the FAIS Act and the provisions of the General Code of Conduct for Authorised Financial Services Providers and Representatives. Of particular significance within this framework are the areas of competence and advice.

Financial advisors can only offer advice to clients in their areas of competence and this is achieved by attaining and maintaining an adequate level of knowledge, skills and abilities. Further to this is the appropriateness of advice given to the client in respect of any financial products and whether these fit the client’s risk profile, financial needs and circumstances.

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