Tag Archives: long term care

With dementia in mind.


Why don’t we design financial services for the elderly with dementia in mind? The needs and capabilities of those in their eighties and nineties can be quite different from those in their sixties and seventies. We would not treat a twenty … Continue reading

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Are the conservatives the party for pensioners?


  The Conservatives are due to talk this morning about how they can justify their claim that they are the party for pensioners. Look forward to promises to; Maintain the triple lock Increase the pensioners tax-free allowance from £6000 to … Continue reading

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Any questions on the Guidance Guarantee?


  This blog is about a conversation I had with the Pension Advisory Service. Following it I promised to feed back questions to TPAS about the Guidance Guarantee. The blog contains questions I want asking , some background on TPAS and … Continue reading

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“The predictable alternative to drawdown”


  “Drawdown scares me”. It scares me because I am on my own, it scares me because I get a bumpy ride and most of all it scares me because I know that if I drawdown at a minute of … Continue reading

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Cash and Carry


  My Mum and Dad used to buy the ice-cream and cakes for the Methodist Fete at the cash and carry in Poole. They used to go down each summer in the Methodist Minibus and they would take me and … Continue reading

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Sacred cows at the abattoir


In her 45 minute talk, Debora led us to an abattoir of sacred cows where we saw strung up on meat hooks our most cherished hopes. Continue reading

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Why are people not worried about living for ever?


In a recent article, Brian Spence identifies “a potential gap between the income needed and the actual pension income immediately after retirement followed by a period when an increasing element of disability results in a lower income requirement but also … Continue reading

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