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Alternatives to Pensions
Alternatives to Pensions
Alternatives to pensions are a good idea as a back up plan to your existing pension; some investments are very flexible compared to pensions and will give easy access…...
Annuities: A Rip Off or a Complex Retirement Product?
Annuities: A Rip Off or a Complex Retirement Product?
Many soon-to-be pensioners have been shocked at how their hard-earned pension pot is suddenly transformed into a tiny income thanks to their annuity. So are annuities…...
Can You Close Your Pension Shortfall?
Can You Close Your Pension Shortfall?
If you are facing retirement with a pension shortfall there are things you can do. This article explains how to close gap between your retirement income and your…...
Getting a Better Pension
Getting a Better Pension
Approaching retirement? This article contains some key steps you should consider to help you make an informed decision about your pension....
How Much Should You Invest in a Pension?
How Much Should You Invest in a Pension?
How much you should invest in a pension is a question that should be considered at as young an age as possible in order to maximise your pension fund....
How To Get More From Your Pension
How To Get More From Your Pension
When you retire and receive a pension you may think that your options for investing your money are now over, but making a few wise financial choices can allow you to…...
Pension Choices
Pension Choices
No matter what your employment status is there will be a pension choice that can be flexible enough to follow you through your life....
Pension Companies Forcing Thousands Into an Impoverished Retirement
Pension Companies Forcing Thousands Into an Impoverished Retirement
Recent research has revealed that British pension companies charge some of the highest pension fund management fees in Europe. What impact do these fees have on…...
Pension Contributions Q & A
Pension Contributions Q & A
The rules regarding pension contributions can be confusing, and can vary depending on whether you are paying into a person or company pension. This article answers…...
Pensioner Savings Q & A
Pensioner Savings Q & A
Got a question about your pension savings? Below are the answers to a number of questions from those approaching retirement regarding their savings....
Pensions for the Self Employed
Pensions for the Self Employed
Pension plans for the self employed are similar to pensions for those who work for an employer; however there may be some exemptions and tax implications to be…...
Pensions from Your Employer-What You Need to Know
Pensions from Your Employer-What You Need to Know
For most people, occupational pension will be their main source of income during retirement, and with employer contributions they are a smart investment....
Pensions: How to Take Control of Your Pension Pots
Pensions: How to Take Control of Your Pension Pots
Confused by the number of different pensions you've saved into over the years? The sooner you start taking control over your different pension pots, the more relaxed…...
Public Sector Workers to Pay More Into Their Pensions
Public Sector Workers to Pay More Into Their Pensions
As the Government looks to slash the costs of public sector pension schemes, millions of public sector workers could find themselves being asked to pay more into their…...
Should You Defer Your Pension?
Should You Defer Your Pension?
Why would anyone want to defer their pension? Simple, because the UK Government is offering you a strong financial incentive to do so....
Taxation and Pensions
Taxation and Pensions
As long as you have all the relevant information and the correct tax code then taxation and pensions does not need to be a confusing subject....
The 12 Biggest Pension Mistakes
The 12 Biggest Pension Mistakes
Your pension should be your greatest asset as you enter retirement, but if you make a mistake with your pension in the years before you retire you could end up paying…...
The Government's New Work Based Pension Scheme
The Government's New Work Based Pension Scheme
From 2012 millions of workers who are not paying into company pension schemes will automatically be enrolled into what the Government has termed ‘qualifying work-based…...
Types of Annuity
Types of Annuity
An annuity should be a way to receive a fixed amount of income when you retire, but there are ways to receive better rates of income with or without risk depending on…...
Understanding Taxes Paid on Pension Income
Understanding Taxes Paid on Pension Income
When you retire, you might still be required to pay income tax on your pension and other investments. This article looks at the level of taxes you will be expected to…...
Ways to Supplement Your State Pension
Ways to Supplement Your State Pension
These are difficult times for most people, but especially for pensioners. Here are some useful tips on how pensioners can help to supplement their State Pension....
Why the CBI is Pushing for a Delay on Enforced Retirement
Why the CBI is Pushing for a Delay on Enforced Retirement
The Confederation for British Industry is pushing for a delay to plans from the coalition Government to scrap the default retirement age....
Your Pension: How to Make a Complaint
Your Pension: How to Make a Complaint
If you were unhappy with your pension, would you know how to make a complaint?...
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