Pensions & Retirement

Delaying Retirement

Pandemic forcing a widespread rethink of retirement plans The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis has thrown some of the nation’s retirement plans up in the air. As a result, a number of people over 50 and in work are set to delay their retirement (15%) by an average of three years, or keep working indefinitely (26%) as a direct result of…
Jen Paice
September 19, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Poll finds that 77% of people believe they will be worse off in retirement than their parents.

For many Brits, the thought of retiring causes anxiety, as people worry if they will have the pension needed to retire comfortably. A survey conducted by the Scottish financial planning firm Cornerstone Asset Management found that 77% of people believe they will be worse off in retirement than their parents or grandparents. The poll showed the disturbing disparity between where…
Jen Paice
September 18, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Another Job, Another Pension

For Pensions Awareness Week, I thought I’d bring together some thoughts I’ve been having about the varying routes that people take to reach retirement.  The #nowrongpath gesture saw a number of my colleagues posting their career histories on LinkedIn, to show those facing COVID19 -induced career difficulties that few of us drive a traffic-free fast lane all the way to…
Jen Paice
September 16, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Protecting your retirement plans

Don’t let coronavirus derail your financial future The COVID-19 pandemic has touched virtually every aspect of our lives, not least of which is how we save for retirement. And while the number one priority is keeping our families and ourselves safe and healthy, the next topic on most people’s worry list is the financial impact, especially if the situation doesn’t…
Jen Paice
September 3, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Mind the knowledge gap

Some people still struggle to make informed retirement decisions The decisions made at retirement are big ones and have long-term consequences. Many spend years accumulating a large amount of money in pensions and other savings, but really don’t know what that might mean, how much income they can reasonably expect to receive and how best to take that income. It…
Jen Paice
August 27, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Retirement freedoms

Ensure your future income will allow you to enjoy the lifestyle you want Preparing for retirement is like getting ready for a journey – it never goes quite as planned. But the better the plan, the better the outcome. When things go wrong, you want to have the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. You never know what retirement will…
Jen Paice
August 19, 2020
Estate & TaxPensions & Retirement

Planning a move abroad?

Undertaking what is required takes a great deal of thoughtful consideration You’ve always dreamed about living abroad, but how do you make that a reality? The first practical step is to think about where you are in your life and weigh up which options are available to you. Factors like your age, financial situation and skill set will come into…
Jen Paice
August 13, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Top 10 countries to retire abroad

Living in a place where the lifestyle and cost of living matches your financial situation Are you ready to spend your golden years in comfort, style and maybe even a bit of luxury? As a retiree, you’ll want to be able to live in a place where the lifestyle and cost of living matches your financial situation. It goes without…
Jen Paice
August 11, 2020
Business & EmploymentPensions & Retirement

In these uncertain times, don’t lose track of your pensions

What does HSBC, the BBC, delivery company DHL and the RSPCA have in common with each other? Sadly, it is the fact that they have all announced significant staff redundancies in recent days, as a result of financial difficulties caused by the Coronavirus. From loss of work contracts, to problems collecting license fees and charitable donations, businesses and organisations of…
Jen Paice
July 1, 2020

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