We’ve found that older drivers are facing much higher car insurance quotes. That must be because they’re riskier than younger motorists and make more expensive claims… right?
Posts tagged with "retirement"
A new report by Age UK has called for businesses to offer flexible working – the lack of which it says is preventing many older people from staying in the workforce. Would flexible working entice you to stick with your job?
One of the hardest decisions we can face is how to pay for long-term care. It causes heartache and financial worry. So a year on from the Dilnot Commissions’ proposals, are we any further along?
Every year, more and more people in the UK are working past the state retirement age. So I started thinking, should there be a prescribed age, or should people get to choose exactly when they retire?
In your lifetime of personal finance decisions, getting an income to last you from the time you retire until you die is probably the biggest you’ll make. So why do so few of us shop around to get the best deal?
We all know that stock markets have had a tough time in recent years, but did you know this could have an impact on your pension? This is why protecting your pension fund is vital, but how can you do it?
I advocated a more flexible approach to retirement in this month’s Which? Money magazine. Now, the International Longevity Centre has made the same call, suggesting early access to state pension for those who want it.
It’s a gloomy outlook for people approaching retirement right now, with many being forced into ‘semi-retirement’. What’s the answer? For a start, parents should put their own needs before those of their grown children.
Much has been made in the past few days of Corrie actress Betty Driver’s determination to work until she dropped. Could that be the answer to the looming pensions crisis and the government’s deficit-reduction plans?
Is it fair to be told that, at 80, you’re too old to join a tour holiday? And how different is this from over 30s being excluded from 18-30 trips? Laws are set to change next April, so are age restrictions ever acceptable?
They say life is cheap. Well, death certainly isn’t. Recent figures from Sun Life show that the cost of dying has increased to over £7,000. But who should be responsible for footing the bill?
The UK’s property-rich hotspots have hit the headlines this week – and so too has the idea of a mansion tax on million-pound homes. Is it right to charge the ‘millionaire rows’ of Bucks and Surrey a property premium?
Are grandparents the font of all knowledge when it comes to money matters and are young people missing out on their financial wisdom? Or is the older generation to blame for our economy being in such a state?
Nearly two thirds of under 35s expect inheritance from their parents and over half want it before they reach the age of 40 – what an impatient lot. Should we be spending their inheritance or giving them a helping hand?