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The massive difference between male and female earnings revealed

New figures have highlighted the huge difference between the amount men and women can expect to earn over their lifetime – a gap that is widest when women are in their fifties: the time when many people are saving the most for their retirement. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows […]

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New report reveals how much you’ll need for a comfortable retirement

  A new report researched by Loughborough University on behalf of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) will help people understand how much they will need for a minimum, moderate or comfortable quality of life once they retire. Importantly, it will inform them how much they need to save on top of their state […]

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“Unexpected item in the bagging area”

Sainsbury’s recently reversed their decision to make one of their stores till-free only. Thank God, says Tony Watts OBE I like to think that – despite the advancing years – I haven’t yet turned into Victor Meldrew. OK, I have the odd rant about overloud car stereos and young men displaying disturbingly large expanses of […]

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Just half of us are confident we can “retire comfortably”

A fraction over half of UK workers (52%) say they are confident about their ability to retire comfortably – a slight increase on 2017 when it was 48%. That’s according to new research by Aegon, published in their Retirement Confidence Survey, which also reveals the other worrying stats that: 10% don’t have any pension savings […]

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Have shrinking annuities now outlived their purpose?

The future of annuities – for years the principal route for people to secure an income in retirement – has been thrown into question after rates sank to their lowest ever point in September. According to research from Moneyfacts.co.uk, income payable has fallen by over 10% since the beginning of the year this year alone […]

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Are YOU one of the nine million “flying blind into retirement”?

Millions of mid-life employees are said to be “flying blind into retirement”, unaware of how much pension they will receive… or whether it will be enough to secure a comfortable retirement. New research from Aviva claims that nine million of those approaching retirement do not know how much they will need to have in their […]

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Find out your retirement income – for just £4.99

  Ever wondered just how much you’ll be able to comfortably spend in retirement – or when (or if!) you can afford to leave work? Going to an advisor could cost you hundreds… or you could spend just £4.99 for an accurate snapshot. Less than you’d spend on two lattes. Subscribe to a RetireEasy LifePlan and […]

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What Is Financial Wellbeing & How May It Be Achieved

  There is a growing trend these days for employers to provide financial well-being courses and lectures for their employees – As we know financial matters can be pretty challenging at times particularly for the young so any help an emplyer can give must be applauded. But what does financial well-being mean and how does […]

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