Saving

The list below is a collection of articles that refer to, mention or discuss Saving.

GAD Rates Explained

GAD Rates

The GAD rate is the way of calculating how much income to take from a capped drawdown pension pot when the money was invested in income generating funds. Capped Drawdown was scrapped when pension freedom rules came into force from April 6, 2015. Although Capped Drawdown is closed to retirement savers, anyone working under the … Read more

Bigger Is Not Always Best For Pension Savers

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The new pensions dashboard may encourage retirement savers to tidy their finances by consolidating pensions – but this is not always a good idea, says one expert. Former Pensions Minister Steve Webb, who is now a director at financial firm Royal London, reckons savers should take professional advice before consolidating  as the wrong decision could … Read more

Six Spending Hacks That Will Save You Money

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Adding these six saving hacks to your investment tool kit could make all the difference to when you start a comfortable retirement. The aim is to help you shift from someone who spend, spend, spends on stuff to a saver who hangs on to their money by making sensible financial decisions. No one is advocating … Read more

Pension Revamp Is A Tax Tonic For Doctors

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The government is writing a prescription to cure the pension ills of doctors facing tax problems. High-earning doctors have retired or cut their availability to the National Health Service because their pension growth was outperforming the lifetime allowance (LTA). The LTA is set at £1.055 million – but any pension pot exceeding the allowance faces … Read more

Chatting About Money Takes Away Financial Stress

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Taking about money can make you healthy, wealthy and wise, according to new research. Your health is improved by talking to family and friends about money matters because having a chat eases stress about finances. Wealth is improved because talking about money helps people consider new ideas about how to save and invest that improve … Read more

Self-Employed Will Only Save For Retirement If Forced

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Half of the self-employed would willingly save into a pension – but only if the government brings in automatic enrolment regulations. Otherwise, thousands of workers will continue without any retirement savings, says a new report by investment house Fidelity International. One of the big issues about saving for the self-employed is locking away money. Pension … Read more

Music That Shapes Your Life Shapes Your Savings, Too

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The music that shaped your life also influences the way you save, according to new research from a leading bank. If you were around when the Beatles were topping the charts, the likelihood is your saving strategy is different from the Guns n’ Roses generation. The US research for Wells Fargo says the usual thinking … Read more

Shopping For A Bargain Can Cost More Than Buying New

Buying a bargain because the cost is cheaper than buying new has proved a false economy for thousands of shoppers. One in three consumers regret not shelling out a few extra pounds to buy new, according to a survey from Sainsbury’s Bank. Paying car and home insurance premiums monthly was another regret for 29% of … Read more