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Dreaming of an early retirement

When you quit the rate race, will you really have the time of your life? We all know that we need to save money for our retirement, but knowing it and doing something about it are very different things!

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Savers ‘banking on ISAs’

Weighing up the tax-efficiency versus flexibility More than one in three retirement savers[1] are planning to rely on Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) for the majority of their retirement income.

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Freedom to choose

Using your pension money Have you considered all the potential costs of retiring? Some people find their expenses fall once their working life ends, but it’s important not that assume that all your expenses will go down – some may

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‘Mid-life savings crisis’

It’s good to talk about your options Put simply, retirement planning is about how you look at your future, but more than a million Britons are facing a ‘mid-life savings crisis’ as they near the age of 40 with no

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Generation X

Procrastinating when it comes to putting money aside for retirement People with birth dates between 1964 and 1979 are labelled ‘Generation X’ and are suffering from a widespread tendency to procrastinate when it comes to putting money aside for retirement,

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Planning for the future

Why it’s important to know your start and end points Reaching wealth goals and achieving personal ambitions are major objectives of the financial planning process. In order to make plans for the future, you need to know where you are

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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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New Year’s resolutions

Make 2016 a year of real financial achievement Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Considering that the most common topics are health and finances, there’s a pretty good chance that at least one of them involves a financial goal.

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Banking on an inheritance

One in three Britons rely on a cash windfall to fund their retirement plans Anticipated inheritances often don’t materialise. But one in three working Britons (35%) are still relying on an inheritance in order to achieve a stable financial future.

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Planning your retirement income

Will the pension reforms have an effect on retirement planning? Just under a third (30%) of people believe the recent pension reforms will affect their plans for retirement income. Responding to a Schroders survey, of the people who said pension

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