Retirement Planning

When it comes to providing for our retirement, too many people are doing too little too late. Putting away even a small sum early on can make a big difference to the lifestyle you will enjoy when you retire. The golden rule for most people, is to not rely on the State alone. Modern pensions benefit from some very exceptional tax breaks, and nowadays, you can even contribute to your pension when you don't work!

A Day: Everything changed!

In April 2006, the government simplified the pension contribution process, Industry insiders dubbed these sweeping changes as A-Day. So what does it actually mean?

Previously, your contributions would have been limited to a percentage of your earnings, now there's one rule for all, which is of particular assistance to people in the 20 to 40 age bracket that may have put off investing in a pension. These groups can now put in larger sums later, instead of saving modestly, without being penalised for doing so. Remember, however, that the benefits of saving early can be substantial.This should be the largest purchase you make in your lifetime so it really needs some professional advice, and that's what we're here for. Start planning today...

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