Tag Archives: Saving

We are not saving enough – official.

  What this chart from the FT shows is that UK Companies and Households are spending more than they are saving. They join our Government in this. We are not like the rest of the world that saves more than … Continue reading

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Not all recycling’s in the public interest!

A lot of people are confused about taking money out of their pensions and the pensions industry isn’t being very helpful in encouraging people to have their money back (funny that!). So when I read a headline in the Financial … Continue reading

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People don’t want to be #engaged or #educated – keep it simple and fun!

I enter into the final days of the year, hoping to hear less of the e-words in 2019. “Education” has been appropriated by the financial community as a way to endorse a value set that suits the financial community. Put … Continue reading

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Save money and party – it’s the best way!

There is saving gene in our DNA. I haven’t  firmly identified it from the human genome project  but I think it’s the black ball just to the left of the light blue one second coil along.   Well there has to be a … Continue reading

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Why save more unless we’re told how we’ve done so far?

I am very excited. I’m excited because I am at last seeing a way to get information on pensions to the people to whom it matters, ordinary people including the small employers who have currently little access beyond that they … Continue reading

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“Rape and Kill” – why the public are turning off retirement advice.

Thanks to the PPI for the second Future Book – Unravelling Workplace Pensions. The 2016 Edition of the PPI’s study on workplace pension is published today. Getting data on the state of workplace pensions has always been tricky. If you … Continue reading

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Property , liquidity and the merit of doing nothing

News that Standard Life , M&G (the Pru) and Aviva have put up the shutters on their property funds is dominating the headlines. We are used to being able to move our money around the market with “impunity”. I put … Continue reading

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KISS – the way for pensions to work.

Simple messages are often the most  effective. When I started selling “saving” I was in my early twenties and I sold to my peers, those in London fresh out of college and struggling to get started in their careers. My … Continue reading

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Show me the money!

My magic money machine Last week I (twice) had the satisfying experience of lugging my piggy bank down to Metro Bank and entering the contents into the Magic Money Machine. My cash was exchanged for a chit (see below) which … Continue reading

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Budget 2016 – strengthening the incentive to -what? -Fiery stuff from Ralph Frank

The first leg of the bi-annual tinkering with Britain’s savings’ environment, historically referred to as the Budget, has recently had its instalment for 2016.  The Chancellor of the Exchequer has maintained his record of increasing the complexity of the savings … Continue reading

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