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80% of over-55s don’t have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place. Overlooking this could place you in a vulnerable position

Do you have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place? If you don’t, it could leave you in a vulnerable position if you’re unable to make decisions for yourself, such as after an accident or illness. Losing the mental capacity or ability to make decisions for yourself is something no one likes to think […]

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Revealed: How long will you spend in retirement as more people than ever reach 100?

When you’re nearing retirement there are a lot of big decisions you need to make. From when to retire to how much income to take from your pension, how long you will spend in retirement is a crucial piece of information. And it’s not something you should put off thinking about until you’re ready to […]

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4 valuable pension lessons younger generations can learn from the regrets of the over-50s

Those nearing retirement have plenty of lessons to teach younger generations. A survey asking over-50s how they feel about their pension and retirement plans has highlighted some regrets workers could learn from. When you’re in your 20s, 30s and 40s, retirement can still seem like it’s a long way off and it can lead to […]

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Investment market update: March 2022

Throughout March, the war in Ukraine continued to dominate headlines and affect investment portfolios around the world. Many companies, from well-known businesses like L’Oréal and Coca-Cola to smaller firms, have withdrawn operations from Russia, including online sales. Others, such as Unilever and Nestlé, have halted investment in the country but are continuing to provide some […]

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Doctor’s orders: Why medical professionals are prescribing trips to national parks

When you go to the doctor feeling under the weather, what do you expect? A prescription to take to the pharmacy or some additional tests perhaps? Doctors in Canada are taking another approach by handing out passes to the country’s stunning national parks to improve the health of some of their patients. The initiative, called […]

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3 interesting pieces of data that show why you shouldn’t panic during market volatility

Over the last two years, investors have experienced a lot of volatility. If you’ve been tempted to change long-term plans, data can highlight why you shouldn’t panic. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, markets fell sharply, and investors continued to experience volatility as the situation and restrictions changed. Just as things were slowly getting […]

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