Simplify your finances and make it easier to keep track of your retirement savings
If you have ever changed jobs, moved homes or had a company you worked for change ownership or close down, then you know how easy it is to lose touch with your pension savings provider. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but it often means that your savings are no longer as secure as they could be.
How much it will cost and how you are going to pay for it?
People planning for retirement should think hard about what they want to do when they eventually stop work. It is helpful to have a good idea of the lifestyle you want, how much it will cost and how you are going to pay for it.
General guidelines that can help you determine whether you’re ready to retire
One of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make is when to retire. It’s a personal choice that depends on many factors, both financial and non-financial. There’s no single right answer, but there are some key things to consider that can help you decide if retirement is the right choice for you.
Auto-enrolment: celebrating a decade that has encouraged a culture of saving
Since it was introduced ten years ago, auto-enrolment has revolutionised pension saving for millions of people in the UK, encouraging a culture of saving for the long term. It’s been a positive initiative and, crucially, individuals now have to take more responsibility for their retirement savings.
Mistakes to avoid when you’re aiming to build your pot
Many people are feeling the pressure on their finances at the moment due to the backdrop of rising inflation and the cost-of-living soaring. In these circumstances, it can be difficult to think about your long-term finances or even contemplate saving for the future.
What if I could make my wealth more tax-efficient?
We all want to leave a legacy and make sure the ones we care about most are well taken care of when we’re gone. That’s why making plans for Inheritance Tax is so important, to have confidence that your children, grandchildren and those you hold dearest will be taken care of long into the future.
There are various complex risks in life that we all face, such as serious illness, an accident or death. What would happen if something were to happen to you? Would your family be able to cope financially with the impact an unexpected event might have?
Investing can help you grow your money faster than simply saving, but it can also be a little daunting knowing where to begin. You may think the volatile global stock markets may not be the ideal starting point for new investors, but it’s always a good time to begin investing.
More young adults are more engaged about money with their parents than past generations
When it comes to conversations about money, more and more families in Britain are opening up, new research reveals. This is a significant increase from previous years, when such conversations were considered taboo.
What to consider if you have multiple pension pots
The employment landscape has evolved significantly over the last few decades and changing jobs multiple times before retirement is now very much the norm.But did you know, there is an estimated £9.7 billion of unclaimed UK defined contribution pension funds?.