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Only one in four self-employed people are saving for the future

Posted on August 3, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions Savings

Self-employment comes with its own set of unique challenges and considerations. However, nearly three in four self-employed workers are financially exposed, falling behind with: Earnings...

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Pensioners lose £765 million by not comparing Annuities

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions Retirement

For some, there is no greater feeling than getting a good deal on something. Whatever it is, from car insurance to the car itself; getting...

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State Pension Age to increase earlier than planned

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Peter under: News Pensions

The Government has announced a change in its plans for the State Pension Age, delaying it by a year for six million people. The plans...

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Confusion over pension contribution cap resolved

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Peter under: News Pensions

  The Government has moved to resolve the confusion over the amount some people can pay into their pension. Although, not everyone will be happy...

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Over 50s lurch unprepared towards a ‘Zombie retirement’

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Peter under: News Retirement

New research from Retirement Advantage suggests that many over 50s in the UK are underprepared, uniformed and daunted by their rapidly approaching retirement. Andrew Tully,...

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Disposable income drops, putting savings ratio at a record low

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Peter under: News Savings

Saving for a rainy day is something that many of us struggle to do. Last month, research from Legal and General suggested that nearly one...

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Majority of class of 2017 retiring early

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Peter under: News Retirement

There are two schools of thought on retiring early. For some people, the question isn’t at what age they wish to retire, it’s at what...

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Pension tax relief is safe for now…

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Peter under: Election Pensions Retirement

In the run up to any budget or General Election, there are always rumours circulating regarding the abolition of pension tax relief. In fact, whenever...

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How can you beat the retirement income gender gap?

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Peter under: News Retirement

Gaps are rarely good things. Sure, a gap year backpacking around South East Asia might sound splendid, but certain gaps aren’t so wonderful, such as:...

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70 per cent of under 30s predicted to have a pension shortfall – are you one of them?

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Peter under: News Pensions Retirement Savings

New research from the Scottish Widows suggests that whilst auto-enrolment has been a success, under 30s are not putting enough away to save for their...

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