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Monthly Archives: August 2012

South Coastline Turning Into Retirement Communities

South Coastline turning into retirement communities as 1 in 3 already over Standard Pension Age in oldest councils. How many have protected their assets?

Leading UK annuity specialist, Partnership, highlights huge social and financial intergenerational challenges as oldest councils age dramatically over next 2 decades

Now in the oldest councils:

West Somerset […]

By |August 31st, 2012|News|Comments Off on South Coastline Turning Into Retirement Communities

The Cost Of An Education – At State School

The cost of an education – at State School
Parents spend £1,247 every year on ‘extra’ school costs

New research out today reveals that more than one in ten Brits (eleven per cent) are shelling out over £200 a year on after school clubs for their kids because of the sheer […]

By |August 31st, 2012|News|Comments Off on The Cost Of An Education – At State School

Too Ill To Work

Half a million people approaching state pension age are too ill to work

Disability and poor health are preventing nearly half a million people approaching retirement from working, a figure that will only increase as the state pension age (SPA) starts to rise, according to a TUC analysis of official […]

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Asset Protection Timing

Asset Protection Timing – Too Late at 65
This comment on the National Statistics Data confirms that asset protection timing is critical.  Leaving your home etc exposed until you are 65 could be too late for for more than 4 in ten of the population, so why not email for […]

By |August 29th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Asset Protection Timing

Gold diggers In the Family

Gold diggers Are After My Children
Question: Gold diggers
We’re reasonably well off, and we are very concerned that the “lady” our son has let get her hooks into him is a gold digger. What can we do to protect what he will inherit from us from the gold digger?  We […]

By |August 26th, 2012|Your Questions|Comments Off on Gold diggers In the Family

Educating Grandchildren Privately

Educating Grandchildren
Educating grandchildren is an expensive venture: it now costs in excess of £500,000 to send three children to private school, according to latest figures from Duncan Lawrie Private Bank. This will involve a significant financial sacrifice, even for a wealthy family. One way to help pay the bill […]

By |August 11th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Educating Grandchildren Privately
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    What will happen to my “special” child if I go into care?

What will happen to my “special” child if I go into care?

What will happen to my “special” child if I go into care?
Question: My home is in joint names with my child with the intention of protecting him. As I get older (I am 73) if I had to go into care how would he be affected? He is a 43 […]

By |August 10th, 2012|Your Questions|Comments Off on What will happen to my “special” child if I go into care?

Retirement Snapshot

HELP TAKE “MUCH-NEEDED SNAPSHOT” OF BRITAIN’S PENSION LANDSCAPE
Retirees and those nearing retirement, plus people who are currently employed, are being urged to take part in The British Pension Survey, a landmark, confidential study to discover the truth about Britons’ relationship with their pensions.

Organisers say that since the definitive online survey was launched […]

By |August 9th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Retirement Snapshot

How to Profit From Higher Moving Costs

How to Profit From Higher Moving Costs
If you want to know how to profit from higher moving costs, read to the end!
MILLIONS OF BRITS HIT BY UNEXPECTED HOME MOVING COSTS
New research published today by the Money Advice Service reveals almost three million people who recently moved home were ‘surprised’ […]

By |August 9th, 2012|News|Comments Off on How to Profit From Higher Moving Costs

Ageing in the UK

Andy Zanelli, AXA Wealth’s head of retirement planning, comments on latest research about ageing in the UK:

“Yet again, official ONS data* points towards an ever ageing UK population. This growth brings with it challenges at both a personal and macro level, questioning the preparedness of individuals and society for […]

By |August 9th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Ageing in the UK