Economic Review – September 2018

Economic Review – September 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Economic Review, this article is designed to keep you informed about general updates in the financial sector.

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Property Market Review & Residential Property Review – September 2018

Property Market Review & Residential Property Review – September 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Property Market Review & Residential Property Review, these articles are designed to keep you informed about general updates in the housing market.

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Evaluating auto enrolment contributions

Evaluating auto enrolment contributions

Appreciating the importance of saving for our later years is absolutely nothing new.  A quick look at the literature of centuries gone by easily shows how long people have valued what we would now call retirement savings.  What has changed, drastically, is how long we are likely to have to live off those retirement savings.  So, arguably, it could fairly be said that even though we now have the state pension, it has never been more important to have independent, private savings for retirement.

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Discussing downsizing

Discussing downsizing

In principle, downsizing in retirement, after any children have flown the nest, is often the most financially-sensible option for many people.  As is so often the case in life, however, there can be a very wide gap between financial theory and real-world practice.  Where people are under no financial pressure to downsize, the convenience of staying put can be very attractive. 

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