Making investment decisions into old age

Seven in ten retirees have not set up a Lasting Power of Attorney

More than 615,000 pensioners are on course to make investment decisions into old age but new research[1] suggests tens of thousands have not set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), with seven in ten (70%) people in retirement not having set up an LPA.

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Planning for every eventuality

Responding to situations rather than reacting to them

As the saying goes, ‘People don’t plan to fail, but they do fail to plan.’ To enable you to achieve want you want to, whether that’s trying to lose weight, getting fitter or securing that promotion, having a plan and being prepared for every eventuality is a great way to help move you closer towards your goals.

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Thousands of retirees in drawdown lack of planning

Have you worked out how much you can afford to take from your pension pot?

Thousands of retirees shifting their pensions into drawdown are not taking basic steps to work out how much they can afford to take from their pot, putting them at risk of draining their savings too soon, according to new research[1].

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Protecting what matters

Those dearest to us, and those financially dependent upon us

If something should happen to you, the last thing you want is for you or your family to be worrying about money. One of the most important aspects of your financial planning should be to ensure that you’ve made provision for your family and any dependants in the event of a serious illness, injury or untimely death.

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Your future

How to build wealth that stands the test of time

Long-term investments tend to be less risky in the end. By investing for the long term, you are committing to your investments, and history has shown that this strategy can pay off handsomely.

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Plan for the life you want

Asking questions that will shape your future

No two people have identical financial circumstances, which is why it’s essential you have your own total wealth solution that meets your individual needs and goals. Planning for financial success can be complicated in today’s world. A broad knowledge of everything from complex retirement and investment products to risk management strategies and tax laws is required.

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Creating a total wealth solution

Don’t forget, unwritten goals are just wishes

If you do not know where you are going on your journey, how will you know when you arrive? This is very true about the importance of having financial goals. You need to set financial goals to help you make wise financial decisions, and also as a reward for your efforts. Goals should be clear, concise, detailed and written down. Unwritten goals are just wishes.

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Visualise your future

Reaching a state of complete financial well-being

Financial well-being ultimately comes from achieving financial security and independence. When you’ve reached a state of financial well-being, you’ve got to a point where you have a sufficient level of income for your lifestyle needs, enough capital to give you peace of mind, and the knowledge that whatever happens you, your family and business are fully protected.

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Establish financial and lifestyle goals

Gathering information and developing your strategy

Evaluating your financial and lifestyle goals in greater depth is essential if you want to get a picture of your future responsibilities and aspirations.

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Review your needs and goals

Take the time to think about what you really want from your investments

You need to consider what you really want from your investments. Knowing yourself, your needs and financial and lifestyle goals, and your appetite for risk is a good start.

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