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August 2018
Looking to the future
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August 2018
Taking the steps now to prepare yourself for retirement With increasing numbers of people working past traditional retirement ages[1], stopping work can seem a long way off, especially for younger people. But it’s the dream of an early retirement that keeps many people going through the daily work grind. Read full article
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August 2018
Positive outcomes
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August 2018
Impact investing without sacrificing returns or profits For those looking to make the world a better place, but not wanting to sacrifice returns or profits, impact investing aims to support a positive social or environmental impact as well as looking to achieve compelling financial returns at the heart of sustainable investing. Read full article
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August 2018
Getting finances in order
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August 2018
Financial worries don’t just affect our waking hours Financial fears are creeping into sleeping hours, as new research shows money worries are a top cause of nightmares[1]. Our dreams are how we naturally make sense of all the information and experiences that we unconsciously absorb every day. Read full article
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August 2018
Pensions shake-up
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August 2018
Getting away from the stresses of everyday life For many, the idea of retirement means getting away from the stresses of everyday life. But with living costs rising and interest rates low, people need to think about how to generate extra income from their savings in retirement. Read full article
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August 2018
‘Multi-jobbers’
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August 2018
Falling foul of the minimum earnings threshold The rules around pensions are continuously changing. To make the most of your retirement, it’s essential to receive regular professional financial advice on how to build up and invest your pension effectively. Read full article
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August 2018
Money talks
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August 2018
Valuable employer contributions encourage people to stay More people in the UK are saving towards retirement than ever before, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with numbers boosted thanks to the Government’s auto-enrolment scheme. Under auto-enrolment, employees are automatically signed up to a workplace pension into which both they and their employers must contribute. Workers can opt out of the scheme if they want to, but the hope is that valuable employer contributions will encourage people to stay. The scheme was introduced in October 2012 to boost the numbers of people planning for retirement and began with the largest employers first, followed by medium-sized, then small employers. Read full article
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August 2018
Seeking a higher retirement income
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August 2018
Retirement needn’t be an all-or-nothing decision The onwards march of ‘pretirement’ – where people scale back on work or slow their retirement plans down rather than giving up entirely – is continuing, with half (50%) of those retiring this year considering working past State Pension age. Read full article
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August 2018
Cash stash
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August 2018
Study exposes a whole host of financial secrets It’s bad news for romantics, according to the latest annual research[1] into the retirement aspirations and financial planning of UK couples aged 40 and over. This identifies that nearly one in three couples (31%) have secret savings or investments that they have deliberately started without telling their partner or spouse. And it’s not just a few pounds, as 7% admit to hiding savings of over £50,000. Read full article
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August 2018
SIPP into your future
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August 2018
Extra flexibility over your pension savings in retirement It’s never too early – or too late – to start saving for your future. With retirement planning, it is important to take into account the fact we’re all living longer. Couple that with the fact that the cost of living continues to rise, and the value of the State Pension continues to dwindle – this provides a very strong case for starting to save early for your future. Read full article
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August 2018
Investing in your child’s future
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August 2018
Without planning ahead, the cost can be a huge money sink While many parents value the standard of education offered by independent schools or universities, the costs can be daunting. However, with careful planning, it may be possible to avoid a huge outstanding student loan or tax burden. Read full article