Retirement represents a major change in lifestyle and gives you a major new asset, time!
Planning Retirement in later life
Everyone approaches retirement from a different point of view, and even when you are looking forward to it, you can feel a sense of loss, no longer mixing with work colleagues.
Whatever your feelings, retirement is probably the major opportunity of your life for a new and potentially very enjoyable phase of life in which you and not others manage your time.
If you haven't yet visited it visit the introduction to our retirement section for an overview of all the information and guides available.
If you are interested in some assistance take a look at our section on Pre-retirement training and the laterlife Planning Retirement workshops we have introduced for both individuals and organisations.
Also make sure you take a look at Lifting the lid off retirement, a series written by Jeanne Davis as part of the laterlife interest features section. Jeanne is the author of How to Plan Your Successful Retirement and for many years, she was a director of AARP (The American Association of Retired Persons)
If you want financial advice and in particular retirement planning advice, visit our financial advice pages, which highlight topics to consider and provide details of how to find a financial advisor. The first of these pages also gives you some help with the things that you need to consider when you are doing some financial planning for retirement:
Financial Retirement Information
Investing in Property at Home and Abroad including a Guide to buying property abroad.
You and your money The Business and Money section of the BBC site includes useful pensions information - pension basics, alternatives and issues including early retirement and the taxmans rules.
Prudential (UK) - Investments, Savings, Pensions, Insurance, Mortgages. Retirement planning from one of the UKs leading financial services companies. This tells you about the products and services Prudential offer to make your retirement secure and trouble free.
FIND - The UK's leading internet directory for financial services. From here you can find the sites of the UKs financial services companies and locate them by the topic you want to know about - pensions, life assurance, investment, and insurance to name but a few.
Free Personal Finance Service at moneyeXtra - Home Page is a great general financial information page, which can help you make the most out of your money in retirement. You can get advice on mortgages and investments, how to cut your bills, and different types of loans and accounts. Plus financial news.
Also be sure to take a look at Ample, Motley Fool, Hemscott Net for investment. Most have retirement related sections too. Fund supermarkets are also a useful feature take a look at Fidelity's supermarket.
Riskmetrics - Creating and managing an
investment portfolio in retirement is now a great deal easier, with many new internet
services available. A development from riskmetrics enables you to assess the risk level in
your portfolio for free. This has to be extremely worthwhile for anyone, but especially in
retirement to help achieve the risk levels you really want.
Yours4money independent financial advisers offering unbiased information and advice over the phone or online, for all your financial needs including retirement & inheritance tax planning, annuities, savings, investments and life cover.
Coverquote is the internet arm of Holland Insurance Brokers, a firm established for over 20 years. They offer Policies particularly geared to the over 50s (follow their over 50s club link) as well as a range of other insurance which may be of interest e.g. property letting and small business insurance.
ProShare Advice on setting up investment clubs as well as responsible advice on share based investing.
Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds. Advice for first time investors and resources for the more experienced.
OPAS The Pensions Advice Service can offer advice for those approaching pensionable age or already receiving a pension. If you are having problems you can find out how OPAS can help you, and get in contact with them.
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