Putting money to work earlier allows more time for savings to grow
Millennials are more bullish than any other generation about their retirement savings, a major new study has found. But with time on their side, should they be doing more?
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Self-employed would back new laws to expand retirement savings
For the self-employed, even if the will to save for retirement is there, the way can be problematic. Self-employed workers want Government help to save for retirement and would back new laws to expand auto-enrolment or to make saving for retirement compulsory, new research shows.
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Savers should think twice before using their pension to purchase property
From age 55, you have the flexibility to choose how you take money from your pension. But pension savers risk throwing away thousands of pounds of their hard-earned savings if they use their pension to purchase a second property.
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There’s a lot to look forward to
In your 50s, it’s important to make retirement planning a priority if you haven’t done so already. At this age, retirement is no longer a distant concept, and time is short if your plans aren’t on track.
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Record high despite £78k pension pot gender gap
Women in the UK are better prepared for the future than ever before, with 57% now saving enough for their retirement – the highest proportion recorded in 15 years. A recent report shows that average savings amongst women are up 4.6% since 2007/08, equating to an additional £5,900 in income every year of retirement.
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