I am feeling a little annoyed and a little ranty. I would like to start a savings plan for Happiness to help her save for a rainy day / her retirement. I went on to Google to look for the best savings plan for a Domestic Worker, hoping that there would be a product that was aimed at the needs of Domestic Workers.
I found this. Looked promising:
Which led me to this article on Women24:
"Domesticsure" by First For Women sounded like something that would be a great option for Happiness. I eagerly googled it and found these many links:
However each link I clicked on came up with a 404 error:
I tried several different ways to look for the First For Woman product, but each time I got a "page not found" error. Feeling quite annoyed, I googled some more and found another product that sounded like a good option, this time by Old Mutual:
But when I clicked on the link in the article, I got this page:
I am feeling completely irritated by this. I understand that these companies have an obligation towards their shareholders to make a profit, and quite obviously domestic workers are not a profitable target market for them, but this feels like spin and PR without any substance. If the product was discontinued then I think the links should go to a page that says "Sorry, we don't offer that product anymore, however can we interest in another product". Or something like that. To direct the link to a 404 feels like cheating. Old Mutual and First For Women, that isn't very nice of you at all.
Maybe I am just a bad Googler and all those pages do exist. In which case my bad, I'm sorry. Maybe you are better than I am at finding information on these links: http://www.firstforwomen.co.za/products-and-benefits/personal-insurance/Domesticsure/?vdn=16229
Does anyone have any tips or advice on an investment product aimed at Domestic Workers (perhaps some retirement benefits / some life insurance / funeral policy / basic health cover)?