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Looking forward to life in retirement and planning to avoid loneliness

August 29, 2014
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A new Age UK survey has found that over one million people aged 65 plus in the UK describe themselves as always or often feeling lonely, an increase on the figures last year, and two in five (41%) say that their TV or pet is now their main form of company.

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Can we talk about our money, please?

August 29, 2014
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It’s good to talk. But talking about money can be difficult, particularly as doing so has traditionally been taboo in this country. Despite many of us getting better at talking about other personal issues like relationships or our health, we still find money a tricky topic. In […]

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7 Alternatives to using pensions to save for retirement

August 29, 2014
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Faced with a hefty 55 per cent pensions tax bill because of HM Revenue & Customs new lower lifetime pensions allowance, many middle-to-high earners with generous pension arrangements are seriously on the lookout for alternatives to pensions as savings vehicles for retirement.
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August Market Commentary

August 29, 2014
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Where to start this month? Until July 16th it was an easy decision: the happy, smiling face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as her boys lifted the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Argentina. A booming stock market, huge trade surplus – and a trophy from Sepp […]

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Controlling investment risk over time

August 19, 2014
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Achieving some peace of mind through market highs and lows

In the light of recent market volatility, it’s perhaps natural to be looking for ways to smooth out your portfolio’s returns going forward. In a fluctuating market, investing regularly – a strategy known as ‘pound […]

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June Market Commentary

August 19, 2014
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Introduction
What was the old compliance wording? Markets can fall as well as rise? May was certainly the month when that was born out, with many of the major stock marching steadily upwards – only to suddenly have a day where the wheels fell off and previous […]

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Annuity Challenge

August 19, 2014
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Shopping around for the best deal could really pay off

An annuity provides you with a guaranteed income for life when you retire. You buy an annuity using a lump sum from your pension or, perhaps, from some savings. Annuities remove the worry […]

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Budget 2013

August 19, 2014
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Introduction

To say that George Osborne faced a difficult task when he stood up to deliver his Budget speech on 20th March was one of the year’s major understatements. Both economically and politically, the backdrop to his Budget was bleak, particularly with […]

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