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Top ten considerations for employees retiring in 2018

The New Year is the perfect time to take stock of our finances. Employees who are retiring and have a defined contribution (DC) pension will have a number of decisions to make given the freedom and flexibilities. WEALTH at work have created a list of top 10 considerations for employees who are thinking about retiring in 2018. Do employees understand all their options?

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 16 January 2018

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Five steps to an adequate retirement income

While plenty of people are duly committed to saving for retirement through 401k, IRA or other nest egg-inducing personal finance plays, however devotedly and even over many years, it turns out several may actually be suffering a false sense of security.

Article by: Merilee Kern | Published: 31 July 2017

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Q&A – How much income will employees need in retirement?

One key thing, which many don’t realise is that they are unlikely to need the same level of income in retirement as they did in their working life. Top things employees should consider when planning for retirement. Comment from Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 1 June 2017

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4 ways to help female employees achieve retirement income security

A new study from equality think tank, the Fawcett Society, has found that young women are typically relying on their partners to provide financial security in retirement, with a projected 40% pensions pay gap expected. It attributes this disparity to women reducing the amount they invest in retirement savings in order to cover rising childcare costs.

Article by: | Published: 11 May 2016

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Flight of the boomers and their skills

UK employers are anticipating a significant skills gap when baby boomers retire over the next two to five years and are already taking steps to mitigate the risk.

Article by: | Published: 16 November 2015

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Freedoms – five fidelity facts

Just over five months into the freedoms and Fidelity Worldwide Investment has put together five key facts from August’s call centre trends.

Article by: | Published: 10 September 2015

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A Nation of workers unprepared for retirement

Just seven percent of the UK on track for retirement with unrealistic retirement income expectations a major concern, according to third UK Readiness Report from Aegon. Nearly two thirds (62 percent) do not feel confident about being able to retire when they want to.

Article by: | Published: 26 May 2015

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UK workforce prepared to work to 79

It has been almost four years since the Default Retirement Age was abolished. On 1 October 2011, employers were no longer legally allowed to issue forced retirement notices to their employees as it was deemed to be a form of legal discrimination in the workplace.

Article by: | Published: 14 May 2015