Retirement: What happens to your pension when you die?

iStock_000008144528XSmallOne of the reasons people often decide not to pay into a pension, is the thought of losing it all when they die. Indeed, this very question was raised on one of our articles only last week: “Hi, if I buy a commercial property with my SIPP, who will own the property when I die? I was informed that it would then be transferred to the pension company!!!!! I’m sure that can’t be right, however, I would like to know the best ...

6 Financial tips for parents by Bev Stoves

Having two young boys myself I am fully aware of the calls on the time of parents. The school runs, sports clubs, ferrying them from A to B or just sitting them down to complete their homework all takes time, leaving very little for other important things, including what we rather grandly call 'financial planning'. I've therefore put together a few quick financial hints and tips for parents. They are all pretty common sense, but I can almost guarantee that no parents reading the list will have done everything on it; if nothing else hopefully this article will act as a ...