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.
It is essential that employers provide clear information regarding their commitment to a pensions scheme. Many employers do already work hard at improving an understanding of pensions among their workers, but research shows that people want to know the level of commitment even before they start their first day.
Nearly two-thirds of people in the UK more concerned about climate change
The impacts of climate change have been increasingly felt around the world in recent years. Governments, businesses and citizens alike are urged to take steps to reduce their environmental impact. The reality is that climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet.
How inflation could be impacting on your retirement plans
Inflation can affect your retirement savings depending on what you do with that money. Leaving your money in a bank account with low interest is a risk, as your money will not outgrow the rate of inflation.
Choosing an investment style that best suits your needs
Investment styles are professional strategies used to create and manage portfolios. Different styles can range from aggressive growth to conservative investments. Depending on the investor’s goals, interests and risk tolerance level, they can choose a style that best suits their needs.
Three in five Britons feel stressed about later life planning
It’s only natural, in a world where most people are worried about things that are beyond their control – the rising cost of living, increasing inflation and interest rates that haven’t been seen for years – that you may also feel out of your depth when it comes to things like pensions and later life preparations.
Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but many feel forced to reduce their hours at work, pass up promotions and even leave their jobs due to lack of menopause support. While symptoms vary between individuals, for many women the menopause can have a big impact on their everyday life.
Pre-retirees starting their plans but will rising living costs halt their plans?
Retiring early is a dream for many people and it is achievable for people who have been able to plan, save into a pension over a long period and taken financial advice to help them plan their finances. However, it can become a financial problem if retirement is forced upon people before they have had time to prepare.
Signs of more economically active people over the age of 50
Older people in the UK are increasingly returning to work, according to new research. The cost of living crisis is now affecting many pensioners drastically. The research also found that the proportion of older people who are self-employed has more than doubled over the same period.
Choosing what to do with your pension is a big decision
If you’ve been saving into a defined contribution pension (sometimes called ‘money purchase’) during your working life, from age 55 (age 57 in 2028) you need to decide what to do with the money you’ve saved towards your pension when you eventually decide to retire.