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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Is it natural to procrastinate?


Brits would rather vacuum than review their pensions Why should you start planning for your future now? Retirement might seem like a long way off, but the sooner you plan for it financially, the less you are likely to have … Continue reading

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Capturing the upside


Forecasting future variations in volatile investment returns To invest successfully, you have to navigate complex market forces, so it’s important to take a more rounded approach. Investors have much to think about when choosing and understanding investments; in particular, market … Continue reading

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Money’s too tight to mention


Planning financially for long-term sickness How would you pay the bills if you were sick or accidentally injured and couldn’t work? According to research by Unum and Personnel Today, just 12% of employers support their staff for more than a … Continue reading

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‘Mid-life savings crisis’


It’s good to talk about your options Put simply, retirement planning is about how you look at your future, but more than a million Britons are facing a ‘mid-life savings crisis’ as they near the age of 40 with no … Continue reading

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Freedom to choose


Using your pension money Have you considered all the potential costs of retiring? Some people find their expenses fall once their working life ends, but it’s important not that assume that all your expenses will go down – some may … Continue reading

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Who will care for you in old age?


Making provision in a way that meets your needs and wishes As a population we are living longer, and with an ageing population the need for care is growing, with the time spent in care also increasing. However, a fifth … Continue reading

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Generation X


Procrastinating when it comes to putting money aside for retirement People with birth dates between 1964 and 1979 are labelled ‘Generation X’ and are suffering from a widespread tendency to procrastinate when it comes to putting money aside for retirement, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for life beyond work


Three-year growth in adequate retirement saving steadies Nobody knows quite what the future holds. Changing life plans and priorities will mean we encounter varying income needs and goals throughout our life, and when saving for retirement certain innate behavioural traits … Continue reading

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Consolidating your pension pots


What you need to consider to ensure you don’t lose out Have you ever considered moving and consolidating your pension to another scheme or provider? There are a whole host of reasons why people might want to do this before … Continue reading

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