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Retiremeant: Get more meaning from your money


Are you daunted by the prospect of retirement? Do you and your partner have dreams for this major transition? Can you envisage a significant life beyond work?

Be inspired to create a significant future beyond retirement. While most books on retirement focus only on money and ways to ensure there is enough of it, Kim Potgieter believes that your finances are inextricably entwined with the dreams you have for your life.

Sharing actual stories of clients who have consulted with her as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional on the retirement transition, she brings a unique and inspirational perspective to preparing for retirement. All the money you have spent your life earning should be giving you the life you have always wanted – and one that allows your partner’s goals to become a reality in tandem with yours.

Kim looks holistically at all aspects of the person retiring – work, money, play, purpose, health, giving back, relationships and learning – and keeping these in balance for the best second half of life. This book is packed with practical exercises and anecdotes to help you discover that the real value of a plan is in merging your money with your life goals. As a Financial Planner, Kim realised that life planning combined with financial planning is the secret to a meaningful retirement.

Kim’s clear message is that creating your best life cannot be left to chance: she demonstrates that taking an active role in preparing for your retirement enables you to live without regrets.


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Lionel Karp CFP®

Financial Planner FCIBM
H Dip Tax Law(Wits

I have been a financial planner for many years and always prided myself on understanding my clients’ needs. It was a unique experience to be on the other side of the process, when Kim helped my wife, Bev, and me, tackle our procrastination regarding a decision to emigrate to Australia, to join our children and grandchildren. Kim, as the only practising qualified Financial Life Planner in South Africa, was not only qualified to help us, but she also has a passion that goes beyond asking the right questions.

Kim’s compassion and insight enabled Bev and I to express how we actually felt: desperate to move, frightened to commit to the reality. I am of the firm belief that Kim’s methodology is the only way forward: looking after your wealth and taking your lifestyle into account.

To fulfil the tapestry of your own personal financial and lifestyle kaleidoscope, this must-read book will challenge you as the patterns of your life change for the better.

Roberta K. Taylor

Retirement Transition Coach
Co-author of The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together

Kim’s wisdom and professional experience make Retirement: Get the most meaning for your Money, a “must read.” Both practical and creative, Kim’s work challenges you to go beyond what you already know to possibilities that you may never before have imagined. Her kaleidoscope metaphor is perfect for imagining the shifts that could bring to you your plan for a most fulfilling life!

Colleen-Joy Page

PCC ICF certified coach
Managing Director, InnerLifeSkills Coaching International

Everyone over the age of 35 should read this book – it’s such a lovely mix of personal heart, expert advice and practical how to! Kim presents a definitive heartfelt guide to making sure that your retirement is both meaningful and rich. This book is shaped around Kim’s invaluable contribution to modern wealthy retirement – filled with inspiring true client stories, practical insights, “how-to” advice, and most importantly “heart”!

You are in expert hands. Kim has studied with some of the world’s leading retirement and financial planning experts, to bring you everything you need to know to plan your retirement successfully. She also adds her wealth of knowledge as a leading, respected, wealth retirement specialist.

Dorian Mintzer

Retirement, Money and Relationship Coach
Co-author of The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together

Retiremeant is a must-read for everyone wondering “What’s next?” in life. Kim Potgieter, a Certified Financial Planner and lover of life, uses the kaleidoscope as a metaphor for growth and change. Kim provides a holistic approach to financial life planning. In an engaging conversational style, she shares her own and other’s stories, offers terrific exercises and tips and invites you to explore what’s important to you so you can add the ‘A’ to your RetiremeAnt – enabling your money to help you retire to a life of meaning and fulfilment.

Dorianne Weil “DR D”

Clinical Psychologist
Radio and TV Talk Show host

Our relationship with money permeates our lives and needs to be continually addressed. Money either enables or limits the fulfilment of our goals, hopes, dreams and aspirations and this is especially true in retirement. Kim Potgieter, with her psychological understanding and her coaching skills, together with her certified financial planner qualification, takes us on a journey, in which we recognise not only the obstacles but indeed the endless opportunities offered by retirement – provided we can change our perspective!

Of course money is important; however, it is but one aspect of life. I invite you to use the skills and practical exercises in this book as invaluable tools to assist in identifying and achieving your dreams and goals.

Miranda Isaakidis

Chartered client and business-owner

I initially resisted attending a financial life planning meeting … I was not convinced that the process would interest me, or that it would be relevant to my life.  Having spent some time in just such a meeting with Kim, I see it is about much more than checking a balance sheet.  Relating my money to my life and my goals has been a freeing and energising experience, and I feel empowered to be involved in the family’s financial planning. I now see the success of my business as a means to buy my villa in Greece, among my many dreams to be fulfilled.


Andrew Bradley

Director Fiscal Private Client Services

Kim tells a very personal and powerful story of discovery. She has truly experienced the reality of what is needed to change your mind set to get new perspectives. She is an incredible person, with a unique breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, with an unwavering desire to live her passion and purpose. In the book she shares her own story and also shows us how she works with her clients so that they can get the same meaning out of their life. Reading the book will help you in the same way.

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