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Pensions: Advice? Guidance? Does it Matter?

I attended the excellent Pensions Play Pen monthly pensions discussion today, the group founded and generally galvanised by the equally excellent Henry Tapper, pensions person extraordinaire.  Today’s topic for heated debate was Advice/Guidance? Does it Matter? This is a topic close to my heart and I’ve been writing about the importance of advice gaps for … Continue reading

Financial planning for social care in later life: the ‘shadow’ of fourth age dependency

On a day when the future financing of social care is the subject of a new announcement by the Coalition government, Ageing and Society publish our research on how older couples grapple with these matters: Financial planning for social care in later life: the ‘shadow’ of fourth age dependency Article by Debora Price, Dinah Bisdee, … Continue reading

Pension Saving: What’s the Message?

Henry Tapper, in his recent blog post: ‘If you write as good as you talk – no one reads you’ suggests that there’s no use in any pensions/expert/guru/bore banging on whether in magazines or on blogs or conferences if nobody’s reading/listening.  He’s set himself a challenge to produce material that is ‘relevant, stimulating and fun and … Continue reading

Teach kids about pensions?

As pension schemes are being redesigned, and Defined Contribution schemes become the norm, experts are increasingly calling on government to improve pension/retirement education for school leavers. But is there any evidence, anywhere in the world, that “educating” school children makes any difference at all to retirement planning at any point in the lifecourse? I know … Continue reading

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