Planning for a long life Image
16th May 2018

Planning for a long life

Who doesnrsquo;t love a good calculator ndash; 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.

Can I use my home as my pension pot? Image
20th Mar 2018

Can I use my home as my pension pot?

The simple answer to that question is yes you can ndash; and there are plenty of homeowners who bear witness to the fact.nbsp;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.

Later life planning Image
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.nbsp;

The older you get, the more staying healthy becomes a priority Image
27th Feb 2018

The older you get, the more staying healthy becomes a priority

For all the myths and old wivesrsquo; 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 ndash; and the older you get, staying healthy becomes ever more a priority.

Pension scam - take care of your pension pot Image
15th Jan 2018

Pension scam - take care of your pension pot

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 ldquo;pension potrdquo; as theyrsquo;re sometimes called.

What will you do with your Pension Pot? Image
09th Aug 2017

What will you do with your 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?

How do I find a financial adviser? Image
21st Mar 2017

How do I find a financial adviser?

There is no lsquo;rightrsquo; or lsquo;wrongrsquo; in terms of which approach you adopt. Just be clear as to what advice yoursquo;re getting, ensure that itrsquo;s from a highly qualified and reputable source

Switch and get more from your pension Image
04th Oct 2016

Switch and get more from your pension

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

Pension Changes – How Will They Affect Anyone Retiring from April 2016 Onwards? Image
27th Jan 2016

Pension Changes – How Will They Affect Anyone Retiring from April 2016 Onwards?

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

Pension Changes 2015: How will they affect you? Image
23rd Oct 2014

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

Getting old sucks! Image
15th Aug 2014

Getting old sucks!

There are so many things about getting old that I just donrsquo;t like. Read on to find out what!

New pensions
29th Jul 2014

New pensions "advice" a disaster waiting to happen?

The term guaranteed guidance is not advice with a capital A. Many people will not take this pensions advice and be left at risk. Read more

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