Monthly Archives: December 2015

NEST’s ministry of disinformation.


Sometimes you read a statistic and you don’t know what to think of it… 41% think paying into a #workplacepension is the safest way to save for retirement. https://t.co/4UoqCoCu1c pic.twitter.com/sqPY7yCf5P — NEST (@nestpensions) December 29, 2015 And sometimes you read … Continue reading

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“Hier Stehe Ich” – Frances Coppola on woman’s financial rights in later years


This blog restates and amplifies comments made by Frances on this blog and elsewhere . If you are a woman, advise women or have women you know who are impacted by the changes in the state pension age, you should … Continue reading

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For 2016 – A desideratum (from my friend)


I don’t know why my friend wishes to remain anonymous. Maybe because he is too close to the action- perhaps because he knows too much. I know him to be independent of financial services providers and – as a pensioner … Continue reading

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When will I get my state pension? – ask @Savvy_woman


Over the next few days there will be plenty of debate on this question , prompted by the “monstrous regiment of women”, now nearly 100,000, who have signed the “Women Against State Pension Increase” or “WASPI” petition. We are due a … Continue reading

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Is NEST “preaching from the pulpit with its trousers round its ankles”?


Is NEST preaching from the pulpit with its trousers round its ankles? Continue reading

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Net pay schemes – 5 chances – then name and shame employers!


The Pension Minister is threatening to require employers who run net pay pension schemes that disadvantage staff to compensate those low-paid individuals who lose out on tax relief. The majority of the tax relief foregone is on contributions to Government … Continue reading

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A day away at Plymouth #ytfc


Everyone in our house is old or on crutches and it looks like watching the boxing day test and the King George is about as exciting as it’ll get at the Mount, Salisbury Rd, Shaftesbury Dorset. So I phoned up … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is dew (relentless rain won’t do!)


  The reference to “Dew” is from memory of this lovely medieval poem I syng of a mayden That is makeles, king of alle kinges to here sone che chees. He cam also stille Ther his moder was As dew … Continue reading

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No fear! Ruminations on 2016 and how to face it.


It’s Christmas morning which is a very special time. We all have our private Christmas’ but it’s a day when we share ourselves with family and I’m lucky still to have my parents with me and our whole clan are … Continue reading

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2016 – Time for some pension warming!


Today is the last business day before Christmas, and if you’re reading this you are either scything off work or bored with your holiday freedoms. If you have any more time, have a read of John Kaye’s wonderful Christmas blog … Continue reading

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