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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Don’t worry, be happy


How to build a sustainable retirement income plan It is impossible to consider retirement, and our experience of it, without also considering how we’ll pay for it. But almost 30% of people over the age of 55 are unsure if … Continue reading

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Your wealth. Your legacy


Families shying away from difficult conversations If you have significant assets, you may be wondering whether Inheritance Tax (IHT) affects you. Worryingly, some families appear to be shying away from difficult conversations, as almost half (47%) of UK adults say … Continue reading

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Growing care costs


Ageing population faces significant funding crisis As part of Budget 2017, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced an extra £2 billion of funding for social care and paved the way for major changes to how people pay for it. But people in … Continue reading

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Protect the things that mean the most to you


Cohabiting families risking their family’s financial future The lifestyle of our loved ones may be seriously compromised if we die. However, very worryingly, more than 2.4 million cohabiting families across the UK – the fastest-growing family type in the country … Continue reading

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Market sentiment


Reaching your long-term investment goals It is impossible for investors to predict the future. Short-term losses can be unsettling, but holding steady through the ups and downs is the best way to reach your long-term investment goals.

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Turbocharge your pension


Will you be able to afford the retirement lifestyle you want? If you’re still working, what kind of life would you like to lead when you’ve said goodbye to the 9-to-5? Saving for your retirement is essential if you want … Continue reading

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Financial protection


Are you prepared if life throws something unexpected your way? A critical illness could happen to any one of us. If it does happen, having the right cover could help to minimise the financial impact on you and your loved … Continue reading

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Average age of divorce at an all-time-high


Forecasting the long-term effects of the settlement The financial ramifications of a divorce can be devastating. The average age of divorce has reached an all-time high at 45 years and 11 months for men and 43 years and six months … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking into a pension shortfall


Auto-enrolment shouldn’t be seen as a silver bullet How much money you should be saving for your retirement is a key question when visualising the type of retirement lifestyle you want. However, the 13th annual Scottish Widows Retirement Report reveals … Continue reading

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