Pensions

 

A short guide to phased retirement

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Retirement looks different to everyone. Some people look forward to retiring fully from age 57 and living off their investments for […]
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How the triple lock suspension affects you

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. You may have noticed in the news that a “suspension” of the state pension triple lock has been announced. The move […]
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Should I defer my state pension?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice please consult us here at Elmfield Financial Planning in Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire. The age from which you can start accessing your state pension depends largely on your age, but in […]
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How to link your pension & IHT plan

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Typically, people start thinking about their pension years before they consider their inheritance tax (IHT) plan. Whilst this is better than […]
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The Government’s “pension tax raid”, explained

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. You may have noticed some recent news headlines mentioning a planned “pensions tax raid” by the UK government. Such language is […]
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Pension planning: 4 pitfalls to avoid

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. When it comes to retirement planning, pensions are almost always going to be a crucial tool – especially due to their […]
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Self-employed: choose an ISA or pension?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Working for yourself carries many benefits, including the freedom to work when and where you choose. Yet one disadvantage is that […]
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What size pension do you need for a £20,000 income?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. What kind of annual income is enough for a comfortable retirement? According to the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), the […]
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Do DIY pensions work?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Some people wonder if they are better-off managing their own pension. As financial planners, we believe pension planning is a specialist […]
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Pension transfer scams – be aware

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Moving your pension to another scheme can be a great option for many people – saving money and opening up flexibility. […]
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