Is your pension underpaying you

The state pension is an essential source of income for many retirees in the UK, providing financial stability and security in retirement. Unfortunately, recent reports suggest that the state pension system is underpaying thousands of individuals, resulting in financial difficulties and reduced quality of life. This article will explore the issue of underpayments in the […]

Are You On Top Of Retirement Planning?

It’s probably fair to say that, right now, many people are more concerned with getting through the present than planning for their retirement. This is understandable. The problem with this approach, however, is that the future can arrive much quicker than it seems like it should. This means that retirement planning should always be a […]

What Does Inflation Mean For Modern Retirees?

Retirees have traditionally hated inflation. It often has a brutal effect on fixed incomes such as the State Pension and annuities. Pension freedom may have helped to take the edge of this somewhat. Even so, inflation is likely to have to remain a concern for retirees for many years to come. Here are some of […]

Are you approaching retirement?

If you are nearing retirement, you may have been particularly worried about the impact of recent market volatility on your pension assets and perhaps you are reassessing your retirement plans. There are several things to consider if you are planning to retire, which will depend very much on your own circumstances. Since pensions freedoms were […]

How To Avoid Being A Poverty-Stricken Pensioner

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If you’re on a defined-benefits (“final-salary”) pension, then you’re probably either already drawing it or in the public sector. For most people, defined-contributions (money purchase) pensions are the only option available now. That means the onus is on you to maximize your returns so that they literally fund the rest of your life. Here are […]

How Personal Pensions Work

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Pension for Directors

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