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Ten Retiremeant™ Truths

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In the “Ten Retiremeant™ Truths,” Kim takes you beyond the conventional wisdom of retirement planning to explore merging your life’s dreams with your money. Her message is that creating your best life cannot be left to chance. You have to play an active role in getting ready for retirement, to enable you to live without regrets.

Whether you are approaching retirement or reevaluating your life, this workbook offers a starting quiz, practical advice, reflective exercises and conversation starters to help you and your partner align your dreams with your finances. It takes you on a journey of what retirement could look like for you, and each truth will guide you towards a life redefined by joy, purpose, and fulfilment.

Here you will find an amended excerpt from Retiremeant: Get More Meaning from your Money, available in hard copy. Kim’s approach brings a unique and inspirational perspective to preparing for retirement: all the money you have spent your life earning should now be working for you and giving you the life you want.

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10 essential money conversations for couples

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Do you talk about money with your partner? Most couples I meet are not comfortable speaking about money at all, and often, in planning meetings disclose their money situation to each other for the first time. This may surprise you, but money touches everything in your relationship – your values, goals, dreams, priorities, habits and how you live your life. Many partners have different relationships with money and have conflicting attitudes toward debt, investing, earning, impulse buying, and spending priorities.

I believe that you must know where you stand with your money as a couple. And you must have a plan for how you see your life unfolding together – enabled by your money. Having open conversations about money puts you in the driving seat. It’s the first step in taking control of money as an enabler of your lives together.

This eBook creates a safe space for you and your partner to explore how you feel about money – and your lives. It starts with a money quiz that I ask each partner to complete separately. The second part of the eBook helps you navigate the difficult conversations around money as you compare your answers to the quiz. It’s packed with practical tools, talking points and tips to guide and encourage you to create a plan for your lives – and your money. One that excites and sits comfortably with both of you.

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30 Money Mistakes Women Make & Ways to get back on track

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I meet many special women clients who feel stuck in jobs that don’t fulfil them; who feel trapped in uncomfortable separation agreements rather than divorce, who feel so burdened by all their family responsibilities that they have no time to think about what their lives in flow could look like. Women who hold no power over their money and women who feel undeserving, shame and not living their lives to the fullest.

I want you to be inspired to take control of your life and your money. Because the more you focus on your money, and pay attention to your relationship with money, the more your money will do for you.

I have written this book for all the special women in the world. Women who feel inspired to make change, to be change and to lead change. The money mistakes we make are real, but they are not unique – we all make them. I hope that the 31 action steps inspire you to put money where it belongs – as an enabler of your life plans.


“Be inspired to pause. Reflect on your life and your money, and transition into a whole new chapter where money aligns with meaning” – Kim

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This book was released at the perfect time: during lockdown when I had time to think; introspect and plan for the future in the new “normal”.
Kim seemed to think of everything, from savings, writing a will to planning for retirement. The topics were well thought out and written in a straightforward manner that made it easy to implement.

Amazon customer review, UK | All reviews

I loved this book, it really resonated with me. I am guilty of so many of the mistakes mentioned on the book. I particularly like the 31 challenges that are designed to help get your money back on track.

Amazon customer review, US | All reviews

In this book, Kim Potgieter shares the money mistakes women most often make. It is a long list, but it is a real list. It is based on the thousands of conversations Kim has had with women over the years, as well as her first-hand experiences with money.
She inspires you to take charge of your financial future by paying attention to your life, and your money.
To get you started there are thirty-one challenges in her book that will get you back on your financial track.

Review from Full View, read full review here

I enjoyed this read. Simple, easy to navigate, South African Kim gets straight to the point with do’s and don’ts of money mangement. Drawing on her own experience, she advises getting a financial planner, she calls you out on not saving for retirement, and she will make you think twice about not ensuring your own financial independence. A must-read.

Lowveld Living

This book was released at the perfect time: during lockdown when I had time to think; introspect and plan for the future in the new “normal”.
Kim seemed to think of everything, from savings, writing a will to planning for retirement. The topics were well thought out and written in a straightforward manner that made it easy to implement.

Amazon customer review, UK | All reviews

I loved this book, it really resonated with me. I am guilty of so many of the mistakes mentioned on the book. I particularly like the 31 challenges that are designed to help get your money back on track.

Amazon customer review, US | All reviews

In this book, Kim Potgieter shares the money mistakes women most often make. It is a long list, but it is a real list. It is based on the thousands of conversations Kim has had with women over the years, as well as her first-hand experiences with money.
She inspires you to take charge of your financial future by paying attention to your life, and your money.
To get you started there are thirty-one challenges in her book that will get you back on your financial track.

Review from Full View, read full review here

I enjoyed this read. Simple, easy to navigate, South African Kim gets straight to the point with do’s and don’ts of money mangement. Drawing on her own experience, she advises getting a financial planner, she calls you out on not saving for retirement, and she will make you think twice about not ensuring your own financial independence. A must-read.

Lowveld Living

10 Financial & Legal Considerations before and after you say I DO

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Money and finances do affect women differently. Women still earn, on average, 30% less than their male counterparts and generally take on greater child-caring responsibilities than men. We also live longer, and research shows that women outlive their spouses by almost seven years.

We don’t get married with divorce in mind. But the facts are sobering. Every year around 50% of marriages end up in divorce. And in almost half of these cases, children under the age of eighteen are involved. The Old Mutual Savings & Investment Monitor found that around 50% of urban mothers raise their children alone, and less than 28% receive regular financial support from the father.

At some point, most women will have to step up and look after their own financial affairs. Unfortunately, when it comes to legal and money matters, women are still vulnerable. Given our upbringing and history with money, women still feel inadequate and inexperienced, and in many cases, hand the financial responsibility over to their partners.

There are many compelling reasons for women to be empowered, informed and involved in money matters. This eBook has been put together by Finance 4 Females SA and Jennifer Stoler, THE DIVORCE CHICK™ to guide you through 10 Financial & Legal considerations from being single, getting married, divorce and retirement.

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Virus-Proof Your Retirement

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to its knees. It has forced us to pause and to rethink our way forward. When it comes to your retirement, I want you to make informed, objective decisions. Amidst the uncertainty, many of us feel anxious and overwhelmed about the future of our retirement plans and our money. This is a time of change, a time for reflection and learning, and also a time of unlearning old habits that will not serve you in your life going forward.

The actions that Kim recommends in this eBook, will guide you to transition from where you are now, to where you want to be. It contains a mix of practical financial and retirement planning advice, as well as the harder transition work on your money beliefs and habits.

This eBook will guide you to recalibrate your life, your time, and your money to start a new journey.

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REVIEWS


In this new eBook, Potgieter’s very actionable and practical advice is not simply a checklist of financial to-dos, such as lowering monthly withdrawals and investing surplus money (though these are among the especially useful tips).
Potgieter also shares advice for readers who are challenged by the complex emotions and thoughts around money, and as a result, find themselves unable to take control of their finances.
She goes on to explain that the tips in the eBook have arisen from the conversations she has had with her colleagues, fellow retirement specialists, as well as with her clients.
There is a mix of practical financial and planning advice, and the harder transition work, where you re-examine and re-shape your money ideas and habits.

Review from bbrief, read full review here

This book was written and released at exactly the right time for anyone contemplating retirement or currently retired. The book offers 30 practical suggestions on all aspects surrounding retirement at this time of massive uncertainty. I loved the balanced approach as its not only money based rather it offers a holistic view on all aspects of retirement such as gratitude, values, self-compassion and boundaries. Many of the highlights from Kim’s first book “Retiremeant” are enhanced in this book.
I cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone that is already retired, or starting to think about retirement and their future in this uncertain time.

Amazon customer review, UK | All reviews

We are indeed in a pause right now and as much as we have to think about our money commitments and spending habits, I agree with Kim Potgieter that we have to rethink how we want to live going forward.
This is especially relevant as we near retirement.
How we change our lifestyle must reflect our values and I appreciate how this book takes your life and personal circumstances into account – not just your money.

Amazon customer review, US | All reviews

In this new eBook, Potgieter’s very actionable and practical advice is not simply a checklist of financial to-dos, such as lowering monthly withdrawals and investing surplus money (though these are among the especially useful tips).
Potgieter also shares advice for readers who are challenged by the complex emotions and thoughts around money, and as a result, find themselves unable to take control of their finances.
She goes on to explain that the tips in the eBook have arisen from the conversations she has had with her colleagues, fellow retirement specialists, as well as with her clients.
There is a mix of practical financial and planning advice, and the harder transition work, where you re-examine and re-shape your money ideas and habits.

Review from bbrief, read full review here

This book was written and released at exactly the right time for anyone contemplating retirement or currently retired. The book offers 30 practical suggestions on all aspects surrounding retirement at this time of massive uncertainty. I loved the balanced approach as its not only money based rather it offers a holistic view on all aspects of retirement such as gratitude, values, self-compassion and boundaries. Many of the highlights from Kim’s first book “Retiremeant” are enhanced in this book.
I cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone that is already retired, or starting to think about retirement and their future in this uncertain time.

Amazon customer review, UK | All reviews

We are indeed in a pause right now and as much as we have to think about our money commitments and spending habits, I agree with Kim Potgieter that we have to rethink how we want to live going forward.
This is especially relevant as we near retirement.
How we change our lifestyle must reflect our values and I appreciate how this book takes your life and personal circumstances into account – not just your money.

Amazon customer review, US | All reviews
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