Tag Archives: Martin Lewis

Making a buyer’s market for pensions

Organisations such as Which have always charged a subscription for their research. Those prepared to pay a regular monthly amount built libraries of reports which help us purchase everything from groceries to credit cards. Which put its readers in control- … Continue reading

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I wanna tell you a story

Every picture tells a story, this blog is about storytelling. Some people don’t like stories, they think they’re tricky – like the photo. But good stories surprise you because they make you see things in a different way, they help … Continue reading

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As for saving- our kids could be teaching us!

  The punters just do not want what the pensions industry is trying to sell them   These are the words of the financial editor of the Evening Standard, Anthony Hilton. Hilton expresses his frustration not at the public but … Continue reading

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A message to 1.2m employers who aren’t reading (yet)!

We are in danger of letting the cost of auto-enrolment exceed its value Continue reading

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Get up! Stand up! For your pension rights!

Governance on these schemes cannot be imposed by Government, it needs to happen organically – bottom up. Continue reading

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No learning without doing!

NOTHING that’s precisely how much it will cost you to get an excellent pension plan at less than half the cost of a stakeholder pension. Continue reading

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The pension zeitgeist

The real lessons to be learned come from what people do , not just what they say; but we can start by listening to the pensions Zeitgeist Continue reading

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Primavera for the pension playpen

This site will not be for pension people, it will be for people interested in pensions Continue reading

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The problem with actuaries

The closest most actuaries get to the beneficiaries of pensions is behind a one way mirror watching a focus group arranged by a marketing company. Continue reading

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There’s a lot we can learn from town planning

Many towns around the western world started out as Roman garrisons. Primitive stockades gave way to fortified settlements which attracted local residents who set up communities outside the fort’s walls. In time, the communities became protected by the Romans and the distinctions … Continue reading

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