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Why a desire to keep active is driving flexible retirement goals

Brits planning for retirement are shunning a transitional ‘cliff-edge’ approach. Instead, as life expectancy increases, we’re more likely to view retirement as a transition. While it presents an opportunity to pay into a pension for longer, it comes with challenges…

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Underestimating the amount you need in retirement: How a mid-life check can help

Do you know how much you need to save into your pension for the retirement you want? Millions of pension savers are underestimating how much they’ll need once they give up work. It’s a miscalculation that could lead to a…

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Investment market update: September 2020

As countries around the world eased lockdown restrictions, there are positive signs that economies are recovering following the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with new measures in place potentially for months, the virus continues to have an impact and the future remains…

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7 signs your work-life balance could benefit from an adjustment

Earlier this month marked National Work Life Week, which aims to encourage both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing and striking the right balance between work and life. The pandemic has accelerated trends in working practices, more people are…

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Why financial advice can be important following the loss of a loved one

When you’re coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, financial planning will be one of the last things on your mind. Yet, in the months afterwards, it can provide security and help you plan for the rest…

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Financial planning week: 10 steps to take before New Year

This month marked financial planning week, which aims to showcase the benefits of financial planning, from the financial gains to improved wellbeing. To celebrate this, we’ve got a checklist of steps you should take before 2020 ends to ensure you’re…

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How a will can help you reduce Inheritance Tax

October is Free Wills Month, an initiative solicitors can be part of that offers free will writing expertise to over 55s to support charities. The key reason to write a will is to ensure your wishes…

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7 scary pension mistakes to avoid this Halloween

The nights are drawing in and Halloween is around the corner. But while you might get spooked watching a horror film this season, pension mistakes can be just as scary (and cost you far more). With that in mind, here…

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5 steps the self-employed should take to prepare for retirement

More people are becoming self-employed and it’s a step that’s been linked to improved wellbeing. But it can mean your financial security falls, particularly when looking ahead to retirement. For self-employed workers, it’s important to take steps that can ensure…

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Revealed: The value of financial advice

Financial advice can add real value to your life. Our guide looks at the ways financial advice can help you reach your goals and improve wellbeing. From improved financial security as assets grow to confidence in your long-term plans, financial…

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Understanding financial bias: How can you reduce the impact

For our final blog in our financial bias series, we’re going to look at some of the steps you can take to reduce the impact of biases when making decisions. We’ve already looked at what financial bias is, where bias…

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Investment market update: August 2020

Once again, Covid-19 and lockdown issues continued to influence the market. But signs of a recovery are beginning to emerge, however, risk remains, and investors should expect uncertainty over the coming months. Chief economic adviser to Allianz, Mohamed El-Erian has…

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