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Retirement Planning
February 2020
How prepared are you for retirement?
Retirement Planning
February 2020
Planning ahead helps ensure that you’re on track You work hard to enjoy your current lifestyle, but are you doing enough to ensure that you will continue to enjoy it in retirement? Many of us live for today, but saving into a private pension plan can help you retire sooner rather than later. Read full article
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Retiring abroad
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Prior preparation is key for a smooth transition into your new life It’s a dream for many that after years of hard work, it’s finally time to travel to far-off lands and enjoy your retirement without worrying about finances. With some planning beforehand, the dream of retiring abroad can become a reality. Read full article
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Women better prepared for retirement
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Record high despite £78k pension pot gender gap Women in the UK are better prepared for the future than ever before, with 57% now saving enough for their retirement – the highest proportion recorded in 15 years. A recent report[1] shows that average savings amongst women are up 4.6% since 2007/08, equating to an additional £5,900 in income every year of retirement. Read full article
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Age is just a number
Retirement Planning
January 2020
  What rising life expectancy could mean for you We know that age is just a number, and for different people it means different things. It’s also a phrase used by some people who oppose age restrictions. In the UK, 65 years of age has traditionally been taken as the marker for the start of older age, most likely because it was the official retirement age for men and the age at which they could draw their State Pension. Read full article
Retirement Planning
December 2019
Health fears
Retirement Planning
December 2019
  Barrier to employment and retention of older workers Older workers are an invaluable component of the UK workforce, given their extensive industry knowledge and expertise that all colleagues – particularly younger generations – can benefit from. Read full article
Retirement Planning
November 2019
Will I have enough money through retirement?
Retirement Planning
November 2019
  Mismatch between retirement expectations and actual reality Retirement is a chance to do more of what you enjoy. When it comes to planning for your retirement, you need to think about what you’d like your life to be like. There is no set retirement age in the UK any longer, so you can carry on working as long as you like (or as long as you need to). Read full article
Retirement Planning
November 2019
Retirement longevity
Retirement Planning
November 2019
  Your destiny is now in your own hands If you are in your 50s or 60s, your thoughts are probably turning towards retirement. When should you retire? How much money do you need? Read full article
Retirement Planning
November 2019
Lasting the distance
Retirement Planning
November 2019
  The early retirement dream lives on, but at what cost? Whether you choose or need early retirement, having a plan can give your money the best chance of lasting the distance. Whether lifestyle preferences or circumstances beyond your control are behind your decision to retire early, you’ll need to make a plan to help your retirement savings last, while still enjoying your favourite comforts in life. Read full article
Retirement Planning
October 2019
Retirement resilience
Retirement Planning
October 2019
  Taking the reins and having more control over your pension pot Saving for retirement is one of our greatest financial priorities, especially as life expectancy is growing and retirements are likely to last longer. It may be the case that you’d prefer to take the reins and have more control over your pension pot. For appropriate investors, one option to consider is a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). Read full article
Retirement Planning
October 2019
Saving adequately for the future
Retirement Planning
October 2019
  How much should you try to save to have a comfortable retirement? The number of people saving enough for a comfortable retirement has hit its highest ever level, with almost three in five Britons (59%) now saving adequately for the future[1]. This is a significant improvement from the 55% proportion recorded 12 months ago, suggesting this April’s auto-enrolment step-up had an immediate positive impact on saving habits. Read full article