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 THEY WILL BE ABLE TO RETIRE ON THEIR CURRENT SAVINGS, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH[1]. Four out of five Britons are unhappy with the amount they are putting…

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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 – DO NOT HAVE LIFE INSURANCE, POTENTIALLY LEAVING THEIR LOVED ONES OPEN TO FINANCIAL PROBLEMS ONCE THEY PASS…

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New State Pension Age

How will it affect your retirement plans? Will you be one of the millions of workers who will have to work an extra year before retiring after the Government announced that it would be extending the retirement age to 68? New plans announced in July this year mean that the rise in the State Pension age to…

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Investing for Income

How certain innate behavioral traits influence our decision-making With historic ultra-low interest rates on savings, many investors over the past decade have turned to income-paying funds as an alternative to cash-based savings. Changing life plans and priorities mean we now encounter varying income needs and goals throughout our life and, when investing, certain innate behavioral traits will influence…

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Shopping Around for a Better Deal

Consumers lost £130 million by sticking with the same pension provider in 2016 New research finds consumers could be missing out on thousands of pounds in retirement by not shopping around for their pension product. This means their pension pot may not stretch as far as they hope it will, yet a significant proportion of people expect…

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Navigating Market Volatility

Protecting your portfolio from the ups and downs of investing. No particular investment consistently outperforms other investments. One of the most effective ways to manage investment risk is to spread your money across a range of assets that, historically, have tended to perform differently in the same circumstances. This is called ‘diversification’. While it cannot…

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Financially Unprotected

Dad’s putting their family’s financial security at risk if the unexpected were to happen. What would happen to you and your family in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as the diagnosis of a serious illness or premature death? Worryingly, research from Scottish Widows reveals that more than half (53%) of men in the UK…

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Long Forgotten Plans

Managing your pension savings effectively and efficiently from a single pot. If you’ve worked for two or three different employers, it’s possible you could have a workplace pension from each of them. You might also have set up a personal pension, so they can add up quickly. Pension consolidation lets you simplify your pension arrangements and…

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Family Succession Planning

Taking advice early and developing a personal financial plan is crucial to meeting long-term goals Succession planning may be one of the most challenging experiences facing any leader, especially an entrepreneurial business person who has built a family business from scratch, so it is crucial to get right. For a family business, transition is a…

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Financially Unprotected

Dads putting their family’s financial security at risk if the unexpected were to happen What would happen to you and your family in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as the diagnosis of a serious illness or premature death? Worryingly, research from Scottish Widows reveals that more than half (53%) of men in the UK…

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Inside The Mind of a Scammer

Tactics investment fraudsters use to deceive over 55s The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging over-55s to check that investment opportunities are genuine before they part with their money. This comes as new research[1], commissioned as part of the FCA’s ScamSmart campaign, reveals that only two in fve (42%) think they know how to spot a fraudulent…

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Securing Your Financial Future

Investing for major life events requires comprehensive investment solutions. If you really want to give your money the potential to grow and you don’t need immediate access to it, think about investing it rather than just saving. You might want to invest for major life events like retirement or paying your child’s or grandchild’s university fees. Whatever…

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