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Review Your Pension

Why you need to review your pension

It’s so easy to set up a pension, set up your contributions and then basically forget about it, safe in the knowledge that your pension pot is growing every month and year. But this approach means you might miss out on opportunities to maximise your income in later life. It’s therefore a good idea to …

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Pension Contributions

Why now is the time to increase your pension contributions

When you think ahead to your retirement years, you’ll have an image in mind of you taking it easy and enjoying hobbies, holidays and precious family time, free of any financial concerns. But this doesn’t happen by itself. Securing a comfortable retirement depends on sensible and disciplined financial planning, so you have the means to …

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Fulfilling Retirement

Do you know how much income you’ll need in retirement?

We all want to look forward to a happy and fulfilling retirement, but that doesn’t happen by itself. It’s the result of careful planning and making the right decisions throughout your working life, so you can have the financial means to enjoy the lifestyle you want and deserve. But shifting economic sands and events entirely …

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Pension Advice

Is it ever too late to start pension planning?

A financial adviser will typically recommend that you start preparing for retirement as early as you can. But what if you’re in your 40s or 50s and have only just started thinking about pension planning? Have you missed out on the possibility of enjoying a secure and comfortable retirement? Well, not necessarily, as there are …

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High Inflation Affecting Retirees

How has high inflation affected retirees?

All of us have felt the pinch as inflation has soared to its highest level in 40 years. From energy bills and grocery costs to filling up your car and eating out, the rising cost of living has affected everybody to some extent. But one group that’s being particularly hard hit is retirees. According to …

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Tax Relief On Pensions

Can I get tax relief on pension contributions?

If you’re paying into a pension scheme, you can get tax relief on your contributions, with money that would otherwise be paid in tax going into your pension pot instead. That can make a big difference when you’re saving for the future, and working to achieve the kind of lifestyle you want in retirement. The …

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