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July 2018
Driving towards the next phase of your life
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July 2018
Getting the date right can help you reach your destination sooner At some point you’ll say ‘goodbye’ to your co-workers, get into your car and drive towards the next phase of your life – retirement. But when will that be? The move to retirement is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, so it’s not surprising that determining the date is harder than you may ever expect. Read full article
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July 2018
To transfer, or not to transfer?
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July 2018
More than 100,000 people transferred out of Defined Benefit (DB) pensions in 2017/18[1]. A DB pension scheme is one where the amount you’re paid is based on how many years you’ve worked for your employer and the salary you’ve earned. Read full article
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July 2018
When I’m gone
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July 2018
How a simple list can help your loved ones after your death Although it may not feel like it, your family finances are probably more precarious than you think. It’s all well and good when the breadwinners are healthy and working, but if something unfortunate were to happen, the outlook for those around you could change instantly. Read full article
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July 2018
Protecting you and your family’s finances
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July 2018
Top reasons people gave for not taking out protection There are many things to consider when looking to protect you and your family. It may not be the most exciting of subjects, but it answers one of our most basic desires – to keep safe all that we hold dear. Read full article
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July 2018
Averting a later-life financial crisis
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July 2018
More retirees drawing pensions without LPAs People are generally living longer these days. Increasingly, more people are living well into their 80s and 90s – and some even longer. This may mean you have a long time to budget for. That’s why it is very important to consider all of your options carefully and think about what will matter to you in retirement. Read full article
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July 2018
Pensioner debt
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July 2018
Worrying increase on last year’s figure The over-65s in the UK are expected to owe around £86 billion by the end of 2018, according to latest figures from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and More 2 Life. Read full article
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July 2018
‘Pretirement’
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July 2018
Half of pensioners plan to work past retirement age The onwards march of ‘pretirement’ – where people scale back on work or slow their retirement plans down rather than giving up entirely – is continuing, according to new research[1]. Read full article
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July 2018
Taking early retirement
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July 2018
Making the most of the next chapter in life With increasing numbers now working past traditional retirement ages[1], stopping work can seem a long way off, especially for younger people. However, new research[2] reveals that the early retirement dream lives on. Nearly two thirds (60%) of those stopping work this year are doing so before their expected State Pension age or company pension retirement date. Read full article
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July 2018
Pension paralysis
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July 2018
Saving not found to be a financial priority for UK workers Worryingly, pension inertia is rife across the UK with many Britons failing to make saving for their old age a priority as they fall into a short-term saving trap. Saving for retirement is not looked upon as a priority until workers reach their 40s and 50s, according to new research involving a survey of 2,824 employees at medium and large private sector companies in the UK conducted by LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC master trust. Read full article
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July 2018
Protecting yourself from scams
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July 2018
Fraudsters are using sophisticated ways to part savers from their money Pension and investment scams are on the increase in the UK. Everyday fraudsters are using sophisticated ways to part savers from their money, and the Internet and advances in digital communications mean these kinds of scams are getting more common and harder to identify. A lifetime’s savings can be lost in moments. Read full article