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How’s Your Pension Looking?

How’s Your Pension Looking?

I write a lot about retirement issues, as regular readers might have spotted!  The other day, I met someone for the first time and that got me thinking about writing something that might resonate with you.  She was a single lady in her fifties (not pictured below!)....
How to Prepare For Retirement

How to Prepare For Retirement

‘I want to have a great retirement, but I don’t know if the financial plans I’ve made will give me enough to do the this’. Could this be how you’re feeling?  It’s a common issue facing many who come to see us.  In this blog, I explore ways to help you get the answers....
Does retirement inspire you?  Excite you?  Scare you?

Does retirement inspire you? Excite you? Scare you?

The Retirement Mindset Many people tell us they want to plan for their retirement.  They’ve worked long years and, whilst they’ve generally enjoyed their careers, they’re not sure how much is left in the tank so, in their minds, it’s time to look at drawing things to...
Are You Putting Your Retirement at Risk?

Are You Putting Your Retirement at Risk?

You’ve probably worked hard and have your mind set on a restful and enjoyable retirement.  You’ve saved and planned for it but, just when it’s time to put things in place…BANG… it can all go wrong. It doesn’t have to be that way but we come across many people who...
The 3 Stages of Retirement

The 3 Stages of Retirement

During our working lives, we must adapt and react to changes in our circumstances.  It’s the same in retirement and we’d like to share what we’ve noticed from dealing with clients who are retiring (and retired) on a regular basis.  Retirement seems to have 3 stages to...
The Good Ship Retirement

The Good Ship Retirement

If you’ve taken a summer holiday or a mini-break already this year, perhaps as you’ve sunk into a lounge chair in the sun and thought, “I could do this every day.” And then, perhaps, you thought about retirement. It’s true that for some people retirement will mean...