Rising care needs for retirees

People going into care could face bills in excess of the total pension pot they retired with

With the number of retirees going into care rising, research from LV= reveals that many people going into care could face bills in excess of the total pension pot they retired with. Over the last decade, the average length of stay in a care home has increased by 13% from 829 days to 955 days[1] – which equates to two years and seven months. Continue reading…


Staying connected trumps priorities

Only 39% considered providing financial security for their family as essential

Britons consider having an Internet connection and mobile phone to be greater financial priorities than protecting mortgage and income, according to new research. Continue reading…


Funding a comfortable retirement

Taking steps to plan for a better future

Regardless of the life stage you have arrived at, it is important to receive expert and professional advice on your pension plans and requirements. Yet many people spend more time planning their holiday than their own retirement. Perhaps because planning for retirement seems too complicated to think about. But according to people surveyed for BlackRock’s Investor Pulse survey, the biggest financial priority was still ‘funding a comfortable retirement’. Continue reading…


Parents massively underestimate student debt

Helping children financially through university may mean resorting to drastic measures

Parents are still very much in need of a reality check when it comes to the true costs of a university education according to the latest annual student debt research by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) using Opinium Research. And while over two thirds of parents plan to help their children financially through university, many say they have to resort to drastic measures in order to do so, whether it be downsizing the family home (9%) or using their entire cash savings (22%). Continue reading…


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Over-50s changing the way they work in later life

If you are approaching your 50s, you may be considering your retirement options. Perhaps you want to work flexible hours and work when it suits you. You might want to be ‘your own boss’ and set up a business or become self-employed. Or you may want to know what your options are for working after retirement. Continue reading…