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Life expectancy: Don’t let yourself run out of money too soon

Over-50s could be underestimating their own life expectancy by up to eight years, according to research by Retirement Advantage. The study shows that 78% of people believe their life will be much shorter than official data predicts. Both men and women aged 50 to 64 expect ...

How to find a lost pension

A pension is a peculiar thing to lose. Most of us regularly misplace our keys, phones and glasses. But, an increasing number of people are losing track of their pensions, according to new research from Aegon. And unlike those pesky car keys or reading glasses ...

The two reasons why people don’t take financial advice; and why they should think again

The two reasons why people don’t take financial advice; and why they should think againIt is often said that we give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain. And for good reason, too. Many of us are reluctant to take advice, even when ...

Tooth fairy encourages savings?

Tooth fairy encourages savingsAnybody who has visited the dentist recently knows that teeth aren’t cheap. However, research from Halifax suggests that teeth are now worth less to the tooth fairy than they previously were, with an average amount of £3.34 per tooth being left under a ...

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NS&I puts Guaranteed Growth and Guaranteed Income Bonds back on sale after eight years

NS&I stopped selling Guaranteed Growth and Guaranteed Income Bonds in 2009, but they have recently announced that the one-year and three-year Bonds are available to the public once more. Eligibility The fixed-rate Bonds are available to people who are:   Aged 16 and over Investing a minimum of £500 ...

Renting in retirement; is it really affordable?

Renting and retirement; two words that usually don’t appear next to one another. For most people, thoughts of retirement are accompanied by a number of concerns; the biggest usually being that the mortgage is finally paid off. Rarely does the notion of renting appear, but that is very ...

Bank of Mum and Dad: No repayments necessary

Bank of Mum and Dad No repayments necessaryLess than a third of parents who plan to lend money to their children in the future expect to be repaid. According to research from Prudential, many parents are giving substantial amounts to their adult children, ...

Divorced women lose £5 billion in pension payments each year

Divorced women lose £5 billion in pension payments each yearThere is a correlation between being divorced and being less prepared for retirement, especially for women, research from Scottish Widows has shown. Whilst 12% of divorced men say they are unable to save anything ...