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  1. Three different ways to save and invest for retirement: Residential property

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    Article by Yoram Lustig In the last of three articles in which we explore three ways to save and invest for retirement, we turn our attention to residential property. We all need a place to live before and after retirement. One way to save for retirement is buying your home. This is a large financial commitment, normally requiring borrowing money from a bank through a mortgage. A mortgage is a loan secured on your property. If you do not repay your mortgage, the bank might repossess your house. That is a risk for you. However, because your home is a good security for the bank, it normally charges a lower interest rate on the mortgage compared to those it charges on unsecured loans. As the years go by and you gradually repay your...
  2. Three different ways to save and invest for retirement: Self-invested personal pension (SIPP)

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    Article by Yoram Lustig In a second of three short articles in which we explore three ways to save and invest for retirement, we focus on personal pensions and specifically on self-invested personal pension (SIPP). Regardless of whether you are a member of an occupational pension scheme arranged by your employer, you may be able to also save in personal pension. A SIPP is a type of a personal pension, offering a wide variety of investment powers. You can choose from a range of investments within a SIPP and switch among them. SIPP is a defined contribution (money purchase) pension. You are responsible for how to invest your pot. When retiring from the age 55 onwards you can take it out as cash lump sum, flexible drawdown (meaning you withdraw as much income as you need,...
  3. Are special offers making you spend more than you need ?’

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    Get savvy down the supermarket Trips to the supermarket are an unavoidable part of life. It’s scary to imagine how many times in our lifetime we will walk down the isles of our local supermarket and pick up items for the week ahead. Keeping the overall cost down on these shopping trips is a constant battle and new research has revealed that the British public might be losing when it comes to saving money on their weekly shop. According to research from the Money Advice Service, more than three quarters of shoppers (76%) regularly spend more than they mean to on a food shop because they are enticed by special offers and deals. That’s an alarming amount, especially when many of us consider ourselves to be cost aware and...
  4. Get paid to test websites with WhatUsersDo

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    With pensions ages rising, and many of us having to work for longer, it’s always good to find an additional source of income that you can work for in the comfort of your own home….especially if you enjoy surfing the net. WhatUsersDo are looking for over 50’s to join our panel here at WhatUsersDo. Silver surfers as a market is in demand, our clients recognise how important you are and want to test with more people aged 50 and over in the UK. “I was looking to earn a little extra money on an occasional basis and by doing something completely novel and intriguing!” – Patty It’s free to sign up, it’s easy and you can test websites at home in your own time. We pay £8 per test and...
  5. Busting Common Equity Release Myths

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    Article by Scott Beaman Equity release products have got something of a mixed reputation, as it is a big financial decision to make and most people are unaware of what benefits it can actually have. Although releasing equity from your home is not a suitable solution for everyone, we believe that these common myths should be busted – so people interested in pursuing this financial option in retirement are guided by facts and truths, not outdated theories and beliefs. Equity release products are unregulated All equity release products are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ensure that all customers are protected.  The Equity Release Council (ERC) was formed in 1991 as the industry trade body who provides additional support to the equity release sector to make sure that...
  6. Getting Married over 50? How to Protect Your Financial Assets Second Time Around

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    Article By Faye Watts   Divorce.  New Relationships. Remarriage. Life over fifty has the potential to get messy not only emotionally, but also financially. How many of us have heard horror stories about women conned out of their life savings after falling head over heels for someone they met online?  Or just the day to day messiness of entwining two families and their financial responsibilities. Faye Watts, founding partner at www.fuseaccountants.co.uk, looks at how to keep an eye on what’s yours when you move on. Why be cautious While it’s lovely to put on those rose coloured spectacles, many of us will have been through more than enough to hold onto what we could after our first marriage, and want to be a bit more careful this time around. Even if you’re a...
  7. Are you eligible for a grant or discount? Cut those energy bills!

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    Article by Russell Bowes Anyone who is over fifty or thereabouts will know that every area of your life starts to go through changes. Children might be moving away to university or spreading their wings alone. Your finances are another area which undergoes a lot of changes after fifty. According to the Office for National Statistics your earnings peak between 40 & 49 then drop off. Your money world is going through some big changes. Whilst you might not have as much coming in, you could well be entitled to many more freebies, grants and offers. One of the biggest bills you will continue to face no matter your age is your home’s energy bill. Being over fifty has lots of benefits, just one of which is your increased entitlement...
  8. Feeling the Pinch: From Passion to Profit

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook At our age, as well as worrying about various parts (normally physical) that might be shrinking, sagging or generally declining, you might also be glancing an eye (or if like me, outright panicking) about dwindling finances and savings and wondering what your pension will look like. Even if you are one of the intelligent, well-organised sensible people who has planned shrewdly to ensure that your retirement is comfortable, financial crises and fluctuating economies can cause your pound, dollar, euro to be considerably less serviceable than anticipated. If, like me, you have never thought that age would arrive in your suitcase and have country-hopped for years without the slightest consideration for pensions, retirement or hanging up the plane tickets you might suddenly face the frightening reality of pennilessness...
  9. 7 Financial Tips for the Woman Over 50

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    Article by Faye Watts While it is almost impossible to generalise about the finances of women in their 50s, one thing for sure is you’ll be unlikely to be looking at your money with the same easy come, easy go attitude that you had in your 20s. Whether you are comfortably sitting on useful equity, or panicking over whether it’s too late to start a pension, business strategist and tax advisor Faye Watts of www.fuseaccountants.co.uk  has some tips and advice that may help. If you’ve paid off or are well on your way to paying off your mortgage… Many women in their 50s are in the wonderful position of having a large chunk of equity but they just don’t realise what a useful thing this can be. At the very...
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