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Category Archives: Retirement

Funding your golden years


Tax aspects require careful planning after recent government changes Pensions have the reputation of being confusing, but they needn’t be. Private pensions are usually used by people who don’t have access to a workplace pension scheme, but you can also … Continue reading

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Pension freedoms


Taking responsibility for funding our own retirement Although each generation will likely face different challenges and opportunities, achieving retirement readiness will require actions common to us all.

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Relationship breakdowns


Why sorting out your pension may not be the biggest priority What is likely to be a divorcing couple’s most valuable asset? The family home will spring to most people’s minds first. But the value of a pension could well … Continue reading

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Work pressures


The greatest strains on physical and mental health There is an increasing trend of people working for longer and delaying their retirement, with some staying in work out of financial necessity.

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SIPP into your future


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 … Continue reading

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Money talks


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.

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Seeking a higher retirement income


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 … Continue reading

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‘Multi-jobbers’


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.

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Pensions shake-up


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 … Continue reading

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Looking to the future


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 … Continue reading

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