Rising prices add almost 20% to ‘minimum’ cost of retirement
Despite the slow economic recovery, many retirees trying to maintain a basic standard of living have seen the cost of their lifestyle increase by nearly 20% over the past year, according to a new report.
Protecting your assets and preparing you for going forward on your own
Divorce involves many loose ends, both emotional and financial. It can generate high levels of uncertainty and financial stress, as it impacts on all areas of your life, from living arrangements to assets and pensions. That’s why financial planning through a divorce is essential to help protect your assets and prepare you for going forward on your own.
Protecting against the financial impact that a serious illness can cause
People are increasingly becoming more concerned about the possibility of being affected by a critical illness such as cancer, stroke or heart attack, according to new research findings. This is reflected in the fact that searches for ‘critical illness insurance’ have skyrocketed, with, on average, 6,800 people searching for ‘critical illness cover’ every month, mostly asked on Google.
Britons not researching their investments because it’s ‘time consuming’ and ‘complicated’
A new survey conducted by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reveals that 44% of UK adults who hold investments of between £100 and £50,000 wish they had spent more time researching their investment before making a decision. However, this task is commonly neglected due to its perceived complexity – it ranked much lower than other tasks like choosing a holiday, buying a house and checking social media.
Investing in the future of your grandchildren is a great way to help them prepare for their financial needs in life. By setting aside money now, you can provide them with added security and increased opportunities in the years to come. Investing for grandchildren can be used to help fund college tuition, make a down payment on their first car or home, or even start a retirement fund.