Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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life expectancy calculator

Who doesn’t love a good calculator – one of those whizzy tools on the internet that with the simple addition of a few details, tells you everything from how NHS hospitals perform in your area to how much a funeral costs. So I was thrilled with the BBCs latest life expectancy calculator showing how long you are expected to live based on where you live in the world.

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ways to fund retirement

The simple answer to that question is yes you can – and there are plenty of homeowners who bear witness to the fact. Although a more recent report by retirement specialists Advantage found that fewer people in the UK are considering using their property for an income in retirement.

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Later life planning

Feb 28, 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. 

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healthy living

For all the myths and old wives’ tales, there is no elixir of life to keep you forever young. But bookshelves and the internet these days are awash with practical ways on how to stay healthy for longer – and the older you get, staying healthy becomes ever more a priority.

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pension scams

It is 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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what can I do with my pension pot

Since the pension rules changed in April 2015 the way people access their pension pots unsurprisingly has changed, but what about your pension pot?

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how to find a financial adviser

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in terms of which approach you adopt. Just be clear as to what advice you’re getting, ensure that it’s from a highly qualified and reputable source

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pension switching

As people spend longer and longer enjoying the freedom of retirement, your pension assumes greater and greater importance.

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pension changes

These changes to the state pension follow the significant changes to private pension arrangements

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Pension Changes 2015: How will they affect you?

So what are the key pension changes 2015? You can read more about them here in this easy to read article

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