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02Mar

More changes for pensions? The Pensions Minister hopes so.

More changes for pensions? The Pensions Minister hopes so.
Ahead of the forthcoming pension freedom reforms in April, Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, has called for even further changes to the UK pension industry, to make life easier for retirees. Speaking at The Resolution Foundation in London, Mr Webb advocated for the creation of a dedicated Government Pension Department, amid a raft of further suggested reforms based on his experiences to date.

Posted in Retirement Planning

27Feb

You’re Doing Allowance Wrong

Don’t start it too late, don’t link it to chores, and don’t skimp. Here’s how to do it right.

You’re Doing Allowance Wrong

When it comes to kids and money, there are few topics that cause more confusion for parents than allowances. When should you start? Should it depend on the completion of chores? If you give too little, are you a scrooge? If you give too much, will your kids become brats?

Posted in Financial Planning for individuals/families

02Mar

Cashing in or Keeping your Pension Pot?

Cashing in or Keeping your Pension Pot?
Approaching fast is April 2015, when you could have even more freedom to decide what you want to do with your pension savings as you approach retirement. Whatever you choose to do, and it will be your choice if you qualify, think carefully and choose wisely. Seek advice before making a choice if you are not sure of the effects that might result. You have two broad choices that you can make – cash-in or hold on to your savings.

Posted in Retirement Planning

09Feb

5 Key Concerns for Retirees

5 Key Concerns for Retirees

Are you relishing the arrival of your retirement, whenever it may be due?

A recent survey from Aegon found that whilst people continued to have positive aspirations for retirement, there was nevertheless a widespread lack of confidence that retirement would actually deliver.

With careful planning though, you can address all of your potential concerns and ensure you are ready for a happy and productive retirement.

Posted in Retirement Planning