Retirement Guides

Reaching retirement means you’ve entered your golden years. You’ve had a lifetime of working hard but now it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour. But are you prepared for the changes that retirement can bring?

Pre-retirement you could be working upwards of 4 days a week for almost 50 weeks out of the year; so switching to essentially nothing can be quite the shock and a huge change to your lifestyle. To make the best of your newfound free time, you’ll need to have some sort of plan in place for retirement.

This retirement guide provides a wealth of easy to understand material on finance, pensions and property, plus practical advice on how you can improve your social life and make the most of every stage of your retirement experience. Whatever the plans you’ve already made, we hope you’ll find information that will help you to enjoy the retirement you deserve.

Retirement Checklist

A successful retirement takes a little planning. Take a moment to review some key considerations.

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Protecting Your Estate

Are your affairs are in order as you approach retirement? An outline of your options.

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Investment-linked savings: managing the risk

The advantages and disadvantages of investment-linked savings, and how you can manage the risk.

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Cashing in your pension pot – act now or wait?

As you approach retirement age, should you cash your pension pot from the age of 55 or wait until later in life?

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Avoiding Loneliness in Old Age

Inspiration for the best ways to enjoy an active social life in retirement.

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Downsizing Your Home

Moving to a smaller property when you retire can be a great way to save money and enjoy a fresh start.

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