Tag Archives: Retirement

How long is long term?

The Budget and You

For many investors – particularly those in retirement – the question ‘how long is long-term?’ could also be translated as ‘I’m getting on a bit, so should I still be investing in the stock market?’. When it comes to systematic investing – that is to say, capturing specific market risks in a disciplined and rules […]

So, it is a hung Parliament…

As dawn breaks, the morning light reveals yet another political gamble that has not paid off for the dice roller. The UK has a hung Parliament, with no party holding an absolute majority. Such is the unpredictability of a parliamentary democracy. If you ask the people of the UK what they think, be prepared for […]

The Lifetime ISA

Investing

What was announced in the Budget? The Lifetime ISA (LISA) Introduced from 6th April 2017 to help people, aged between 18 and 39 (at 6/04/17), to save flexibly for the long term and ensure they do not have to choose between saving for retirement and saving for their first home. What does this mean? The […]

New Retirementality: Drawdown or annuity?

Risk of running out of money

The announcement that the income from a joint lives annuity will be tax-free for the survivor of a marriage or civil partnership has to some extent leveled the playing field between the retirement options of buying an annuity and drawing down income and capital from a pension pot. However, the flexibility and tax-efficiency now available […]