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How would living longer affect your finances?

Can you afford to live until you’re 100? If not, you need to start taking charge of your finances before it’s too late. Research from Retirement Advantage shows that, on average, people aged 55 to 64 believe their life expectancy to be 82 ...

DINKYs, DINOs and now SKIs; which group do you belong to?

As humans, we’ve been putting each other into boxes since the beginning of time. And, even though we live in an age when labels are falling out of favour, there is one area where we cannot escape being put into groups with similarly-minded people; Finance. There ...

For love or money: One fifth of Brits in a financially incompatible relationship

What makes a couple compatible? Factors such as shared hobbies and interests, complimentary personalities and trust are usually the first things to come to mind. What about money? Financial incompatibility may be one of the main reasons for the deterioration of relationships. According to research from ...

Five financial topics to talk to your kids about

Young adults are struggling to manage their money effectively. NatWest’s Financial Capability and Young Workers Report shows that 44% of young workers struggle to stay on top of their financial commitments. In addition, more than half of employers (55%) have experienced their ...

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Stay-at-home mums missing out on pension equality

According to analysis by Royal London, as many as 50,000 stay-at-home mothers could be missing out on thousands in retirement income, due to changes made to the way Child Benefits work five years ago. What is happening? The change has meant that, in ...

Retirement planning: What matters to you?

Your retirement priorities will be different to the next person’s, but that’s not to say that there aren’t similarities in the things that we’re looking for when we finish working. Research from Scottish Widows has shown that the most-cited priorities for those ...

Q&A – What does the pension contribution increase mean for you?

 What is the contributions increase? Workplace Pensions are a form of Defined Contribution scheme. This means that the percentage of your earnings that both you and your employer add to your pension fund is unlikely to fluctuate from month to month. Until April, the minimum contributions ...

Annuities fall in popularity, but could they still be the right choice?

Annuities have undoubtedly fallen out of favour among new retirees, as 75% fewer people are choosing to buy one when they retire, since 2015’s Pension Freedoms reform. (Source: Association of British Insurers ABI) But is that truly because the new options are ...