How much money do you really need to retire?

How much money do you really need to retire?

General figures about the cost of retirement income can have their uses, but the fact of the matter is that, like many aspects of life, the cost of retirement will depend greatly on your own personal circumstances, needs and wants.  Therefore, instead of looking at “average costs”, we’d like to suggest some points you should consider when estimating how much money you will need to live on comfortably in retirement.

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Economic Review – January 2019

Economic Review – January 2019

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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Feel the volatility - and do it anyway

Feel the volatility - and do it anyway

Stock market volatility can make for compelling TV, both entertainment and documentary, but the reality is actually very mundane.  Volatility happens so investors just have to learn to deal with it and, as the cliché goes, keep calm and carry on.  If that sounds like a classic example of “easier said than done”, then here are some points which might help.

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Bridging the pensions pay gap

Bridging the pensions pay gap

Equal pay recently hit the headlines in the UK when it became compulsory for firms with more than 250 employees to disclose their gender pay gap information.  News, being what it is, has moved on, although it seems reasonable to expect that the topic of equal pay (or not) will hit the headlines again in the next review, scheduled for April 2019.

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