What does it take to retire early?

The idea of retiring in your 50s or even your 40s sounds like a pipe-dream to most, what with increases in living costs and low or non-existent wage growth slowly eating away at your income. This hasn’t stopped the rise of the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement, though, a…

6 mistakes to avoid during retirement

Planning for retirement can be complex, as anyone nearing the end of their working life will tell you. Yet, navigating the myriad of choices, both socially and financially, doesn’t have to be such a mystery. Here are a few tips to help you avoid common mistakes that retirees often make:…

5 common pitfalls that put your retirement plans at risk

Imagine the scene; you’ve spent your entire working life living frugally, saving efficiently and investing wisely. You begin your well-deserved retirement financially secure and excited for the years ahead. The future could develop in one of two ways; the first could lead to sustained security and the financial freedom to enjoy…

How long will your retirement nest egg last you?

Retirement planning means taking into consideration a whole range of factors. You have to navigate difficult questions like: How should I invest my retirement pot? What will the impact of inflation be? How much income/capital should I withdraw and when? On top of these, there is another question that must…

As a parent, could you be forgoing your state pension?

There’s no reason why being a parent, and especially being a non-earning parent with responsibilities to their children, should put you in danger of reducing your state pension entitlement. At this time, however, there are possibly hundreds of thousands of people in this precise situation—although fortunately, there are actions to…

Planning for the greatest time of your life!

Whether you’re approaching the beginning of your retirement or you’ve still got a number of years of work in front of you, it’s possible that you’ve already begun arranging this next major stage in your life. But no matter how much you read, how many numbers you crunch and how…
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