Money’s too tight to mention

By | 09.2018|Pensions|

First comes marriage, then for some couples comes divorce. But a stable marriage is one of the best paths to building and maintaining wealth. Divorce, on the other hand, is expensive. Possessions, money, financial assets and debt acquired during (and sometimes before) marriage are divided between former spouses. Putting a price tag on a divorce [...]

Are you making the most of your pension?

By | 07.2018|Pensions|

By the time we have been working for a decade or two, it is not uncommon to have accumulated multiple pension plans. There's no wrong time to start thinking about pensions consolidation, but you might find yourself thinking about it if you're starting a new job or you're nearing retirement. Consolidating your pensions means bringing [...]

What are your retirement dreams?

By | 06.2018|Pensions, Retirement Planning|

Retirement is a time for you to do the things you've always wanted. When considering your retirement income needs, you need to consider the types of events you would like to happen once you've retired that may impact your budget. Thinking about these early could help you when you're deciding the best way to take [...]

How to make the most of your retirement

By | 04.2018|Retirement Planning|

EVEN IF RETIREMENT ISN’T FAR AWAY, THERE ARE STEPS YOU COULD TAKE TO INCREASE YOUR EVENTUAL RETIREMENT INCOME. THIS APPLIES BOTH TO YOUR STATE PENSION ENTITLEMENT AS WELL AS TO ANY PERSONAL OR WORKPLACE PENSION POTS. We’ve provided some areas to consider that you may wish to discuss with us to help you to meet [...]

When is a Self-Invested Personal Pension the right option?

By | 12.2017|Pensions|

Self-Invested Personal Pensions (also known as ‘SIPPs’) are being used by a rising number of private investors keen to take control of their retirement planning. First introduced in 1989, SIPPs have evolved into the favoured investment vehicle for individuals seeking more control and flexibility in their retirement planning. SIPPs are a form of pension available to all investors who choose to invest into [...]

Things to consider when planning your retirement

By | 10.2017|Retirement Planning|

Making sure you have enough money in retirement to enable you to spend your time the way you want to, doing those things you always intended to do, is likely to be at the heart of planning for your retirement. DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START We are all living longer, the State Pension Age is increasing and pensions legislation [...]

How much time do you spend retirement planning?

By | 08.2017|Retirement Planning|

The 2015 Pension Freedoms gave us greater flexibility over our retirement options, but the reforms have also made retirement choices much more complex. This means we need to start thinking about our retirement earlier. However, half of respondents aged 45-54 to an LV consumer survey didn't think about retirement at all last year. Given the [...]

Planning for Long Term Care

By | 08.2017|Long Term Care Planning|

It’s a concern for many people how they will pay the cost of care either for themselves or for a loved one. The reality is that most people will be expected to pay something towards these costs. With the UK’s population ageing, more people will be living with long-term care needs. There are a number [...]

Brexit causes millions to change their retirement plans

By | 04.2017|Retirement Planning|

Retirement is undoubtedly a thought-provoking time anyway, but Britain’s exit from the EU appears to have added to the difficulties of retirement planning too, causing many with existing retirement plans to action changes. Findings from LV=* research has revealed that, of those approaching retirement, more than one in four (27%) have changed their retirement plans [...]