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Divorce: why are women ignoring their pensions?

It went on to say that one in three divorced women saves no money at all and three in five women (38%) have no idea what settlement they received after

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Wine and cigarettes can boost your income

So when the EU Gender Directive was originally announced most people ignored it and assumed it wasn’t going to change anything. After all, if they are worried about the shape

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Why pay for financial advice?

Regulators and the government are exploring ways to prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis and trying to rebuild confidence in the UK’s financial industry. One change that has already

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How much extra income could an enhanced annuity give you?

The site includes guaranteed real time enhanced annuity rates from leading insurers which on average offer an increase in annual income of £1,095 or an average enhancement of 27.08%. Details

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How much should I save for my pension?

When people start to think about pensions, one of the first questions they ask is “How much do I need to save?” Follow these simple steps and you will soon

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Worried about supporting kids after retirement?

Research from LV= suggests 49 and 43 are now widely considered to be the “cut-off” ages for men and women to have children although 33% of male parensioners were between

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Simpler investment-linked annuity to launch direct

Tim Gosden, in charge of strategy for individual annuities at Legal & General, said the decision was a result of the firm’s dwindling sales in with-profits annuities and a strong

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Annuity rates edging back up

But even with this uptick, over a typical 18-year retirement a pension pot of £50,000 would today generate £10,224 less income compared to an annuity from just two years ago.

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Five new tax year resolutions

Why not review your plans and start the new tax year fresh and put yourself on the right track for 2013/14? “If you are planning for a year, sow rice;

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Margaret Thatcher’s belief in DIY

Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister of the last century, did many things that shaped the UK’s economy for the future but there was one defining belief that united her