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Should You Prioritise Property Or Your Pension?

Both pensions and property can be good ways of financing your retirement.  It is, however, important to think carefully about which you prioritise.  Here is a quick guide to what you need to know. The basics of pensions. In the UK, public-sector employees may still...

How Your Gender Could Impact Your Retirement

In the UK, for most people, the ability to save for retirement is strongly linked to the ability to earn an income through work.  At present, gender can play a large role in a person’s long-term employment prospects and hence their retirement prospect.  This raises...

How To Keep Your Pension Pot Safe

If you’re in employment, saving into a pension can be a lot like paying tax.  The money comes out of your paycheque before it reaches you.  You don’t have to do anything.  In principle, you don’t even have to think about it.  In practice, however, you should think...

Can your pension pot sustain your retirement?

Working out how long your pension pot will need to last – as life expectancy rises – is worth thinking about sooner than later. The lockdown caused many people to reassess their lifestyles, which for some meant choosing early retirement. But what retirees have found...

Should You Consolidate Your Pensions?

The modern pensions landscape is something of a contradiction.  On the one hand, pensions are often linked to employment.  On the other hand, people will often have several employers over their working life.  This can lead to them having multiple pensions.  It,...

What You Need To Know About Protecting Your Pension

With great freedom comes great responsibility.  With pensions freedoms comes the responsibility to protect your pension from scammers, (as well as the effects of inflation and potentially ending up in the wrong hands after your death).  Here is a quick guide to what...