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Recommended retirement savings by age

Typically a comfortable retirement is one that allows you to maintain your pre-retirement lifestyle in retirement, so an expert study has set out recommended retirement savings by age based on...
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What is the Pension Protection Fund?

Updated 16.06.22 original post published 30.10.2020 If you’re a member of a defined benefit pension scheme, you might be worried about what happens to your pension if your scheme or...
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Defined benefit pension transfer timescales 2022

Defined Benefit Pension transfer is not a quick process. And Defined benefit pension transfer timescales have increased massively in the past few months. Historically, it could take around 6 months...
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Freebies & discounts for the over 60s | Retirement discounts

You might still be a few years off the state pension age, but if you’ve just turned 60 you could be taking advantage of some fabulous discounts and freebies. You don’t...
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Defined Benefit Transfer Warning Flags Explained

Defined Benefit Transfer Warning Flags Explained Transfer Warning Flags can be raised by Defined Benefit pension scheme administrators as part of enhanced safeguarding checks for transfers. Find out what they...
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How to budget for retirement

Outlining a budget for retirement is one of the first steps in retirement planning. Without it, it's impossible to know how much you need to save for the lifestyle you...
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Are you saving enough for retirement?

Worryingly, research has shown that 90% of all defined contribution pension savers aren’t saving enough to enjoy a comfortable retirement. And since a large majority of us Brits have defined...
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Lifestyle Planning: create your dream retirement

A huge amount of retirement planning is based around saving for retirement, building that all-important pension point and then, eventually, working out how much is safe to draw down from...
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Ethical Investing Definitions and Types

If you’re considering how to invest your money, Ethical Investing or ESG investing is definitely worth considering. In fact, a meta-study by the University of Oxford showed that companies with...
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Is Lifestyle creep costing you a comfortable retirement?

It's easy once we move past the point of 'just getting by' to start enjoying life's little luxuries. In fact, as you get older and the bank balance starts looking...
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Socially responsible investing vs ESG

There’s growing pressure on businesses to move towards a more equitable, ethical and sustainable way of operating and in turn for investors, there’s mounting pressure and appetite for socially responsible...
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What is a good retirement income?

Knowing what looks like a good retirement income is one of those tricky retirement planning questions you'll need to answer. If your retirement is a long way off it can...
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