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  • Equity release growth and pension freedoms

    The Equity Release Council has produced its 2018 Spring review and, it’s fair to say, the growth in equit ...

    The Equity Release Council has produced its 2018 Spring review and, it’s fair to say, the growth in equity release in recent years has been truly amazing. Let’s look at some highlights from the second ...

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  • Not what it seems

    A friend recently asked me if I could have a word with his brother-in-law, Ken, who would soon be reachin ...

    A friend recently asked me if I could have a word with his brother-in-law, Ken, who would soon be reaching age 65. Ken needed some help with his ‘pensions’; I said he should talk to Pensions Wise, or ...

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  • Saving and spending

    While we are working, we earn money; we spend some of that money, and save what’s left. When we retire, w ...

    While we are working, we earn money; we spend some of that money, and save what’s left. When we retire, we spend the savings we have accumulated. Simple isn’t it? We can afford to retire when we have ...

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  • Mind the Gap

    ‘Mind the Gap’ is a phrase that is often seen and heard on the London Underground. A rigid railway carria ...

    ‘Mind the Gap’ is a phrase that is often seen and heard on the London Underground. A rigid railway carriage cannot align itself with a curved platform often leaving a gap between the carriage doors an ...

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  • Housing for older people

    ‘The inquiry will examine whether the housing on offer for this group of people is sufficiently available ...

    ‘The inquiry will examine whether the housing on offer for this group of people is sufficiently available and suitable for their needs and, in doing so, consider how older people wish to live. The Com ...

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  • Retirement is more than just pensions

    Six months ago a friend of mine retired as a GP. At the time she was looking forward to a long holiday. N ...

    Six months ago a friend of mine retired as a GP. At the time she was looking forward to a long holiday. Next week she has a job interview for a part-time role that will use her knowledge and experienc ...

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  • Who will give advice to Janice?

    Consider the situation for Janice who reaches her State pension age in a couple of months. She is also re ...

    Consider the situation for Janice who reaches her State pension age in a couple of months. She is also retiring from her day job as a receptionist for a small engineering company. Janice left school a ...

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  • Life is just one long holiday

    We are approaching the end of the holiday season. If you have had a well deserved break I hope you enjoye ...

    We are approaching the end of the holiday season. If you have had a well deserved break I hope you enjoyed it. My dentist enjoyed his. It was the first holiday he and his wife have had ‘without the ki ...

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