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Working 9 to 5

Almost three quarters of employees expect to work beyond the traditional retirement age The proportion of UK employees who say they will work beyond the age of 65 is at an all-time high. The findings from Canada Life identified that

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10 steps to a brighter retirement

Concerned about the financial aspects of retirement planning? With all the talk and concern about dwindling retirement funds and our shaky economy, many retirees and soon-to-be-retired boomers are concerned about the financial aspects of retirement planning. These are 10 steps to give you

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Open-handed grandparents

Generosity shows no sign of stopping Forget the headlines about post–pension freedoms with retirees spending their nest egg on a Lamborghini – new research shows that 2.4 million UK grandparents[1] have either withdrawn money from their pension to support their

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Rising care needs for retirees

People going into care could face bills in excess of the total pension pot they retired with With the number of retirees going into care rising, research from LV= reveals that many people going into care could face bills in

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Passing on your pension savings

It’s never been more important to plan whom you’d like to inherit them Your pension is your life savings you’ve built up to give you the retirement you want. Since new pension rules came into effect from 6 April this

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Gender disparity

Funding a post-work life will be difficult without sufficient planning A new report has revealed a huge gender disparity when it comes to pension savings and income, indicating that funding retirement is likely to be a significant challenge for many

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‘Midlife crisis’

Baby boomers are some of the least prepared for retirement A recent survey has revealed the concerning fact that 40% of baby boomers, those aged 55 to 74, have not started to save specifically for retirement yet, despite two-thirds of

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‘Job for life’, a distant memory

New workers face a significantly longer working life than past generations The typical Briton entering the workforce today can expect to have nine jobs, including one major career change, across 48 years of working[1].

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Question time

Why planning for your future retirement requires answers We all look forward to stopping work, embarking on a new path and making the most of our new-found freedom. But with all the talk and concern about dwindling retirement funds and

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