Personal finance blog: Retirement and later life

On this page you’ll find helpful articles on making plans for retirement and your estate, as well as our personal finance expert Ashley Shepherd’s insights into the financial products that can help you generate or boost your income in later life.

Ashley Shepherd
19th Jan 2024

What does Martin Lewis say about pension drawdown?

Money saving expert Martin Lewis offers pension advice to all ages. We take a look at what he says about pension drawdown.

23rd Mar 2017

Are you prepared for the long term residential care time bomb?

Shocking research from Royal London shows people who go in to residential care could face bills from £50,000 to £93,000 at the end of their life.

15th Jan 2018

Pension scam - take care of your pension pot

It's an unfortunate fact of life that there are plenty of people out there who will be only too keen to remove your money from you by whatever means possible. That includes your pension lump sums or 'pension pot' as they're sometimes called.

04th Jun 2024

Writing a Will

Writing a will ensures your money, property & possessions go to those you care about, yet 60% of UK adults don’t have one. Take a look at your options.

26th May 2024

Consolidating your pensions

Discover how pension consolidation can help you gain control over your retirement savings and enjoy peace of mind knowing your future is secured.

02nd May 2024

Deferring your pension

Should you take your personal pension or leave it for now? Read our guide to understand your options, calculate your pension income and get expert guidance.

30th Apr 2024

Pension rules and tax considerations

Read our simple guide to the current rules and tax considerations for pension drawdown and annuities.

19th Jan 2024

What does Martin Lewis say about pension drawdown?

Money saving expert Martin Lewis offers pension advice to all ages. We take a look at what he says about pension drawdown.

11th Dec 2023

How can I increase my retirement income?

What if your retirement income doesn’t support the things you want to do, or maybe you’re not ready to slow down and feel you want to create additional income by doing something new.

16th May 2018

Planning for a long life

By simply entering your age, gender and the country you live in, the life expectancy calculator will work out in a flash how long on average you should expect to live and what percentage of your life will be healthy.

22nd Apr 2018

Why make a Will?

Find out why making a Will is so important. If you die 'intestate', you'll have no control over what happens to your estate and will leave difficult decisions to your loved ones.

10th Apr 2018

Long term care pensions

Once you pass the age of 60 your worries are likely to be less about the inevitability of death, but the extent, length and cost of long-term care as you enter old age.

20th Mar 2018

Can I use my home as my pension pot?

Find out how you using your home could be one way to help fund your retirement, alongside other options.

28th Feb 2018

Later life planning

In the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - a man now aged 65 may expect to live a further 18.5 years and a woman 20.9 years. 20 years of life in retirement may prove difficult for many people to fund.

15th Jan 2018

Pension scam - take care of your pension pot

It's an unfortunate fact of life that there are plenty of people out there who will be only too keen to remove your money from you by whatever means possible. That includes your pension lump sums or 'pension pot' as they're sometimes called.

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