Pensions

Almost 50% of women don’t have a private pension.
Will YOU be worse off when you stop work?

  • Are you employed or self-employed?
  • Are you paying into a pension right now?

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Why have a pension? And what does it mean for your future?

Let’s be honest – we all want to retire as soon as we possibly can! But when you step back from your career or your business, life goes on.

The bills still need to be paid. We all want more freedom, maybe to travel and enjoy more of the things we love. And during our earning years, we can put away the ‘right amount’ to provide for the lifestyle we want.

This pot of money earns interest over the years and is worth more when we come to retire. We then draw out the amount we need – but this amount needs to worth enough to last the remainder of our life. Which, as we’re all living longer & longer, can feel rather daunting.

  • Maybe you’ve got old pensions from jobs earlier in your career, but no idea what’s really happening with them.
  • Maybe you haven’t got started yet & have no idea what the ‘right amount’ to put away is.
  • Maybe you’ve been paying into your pension, but you’re not sure exactly what you’ve got in place. Will it be enough when you retire, to live the lifestyle you really want?

Whatever’s true for you, our friendly all-female advisors can help you get started with a new pension or  review exactly what you’ve got in place for the future, with recommendations & advice.

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So what type of pension could you have?

Private pensions

Private pensions are funded by you and are a secure form of paying for your retirement. You have total control over who you choose as a fund manager and where your money is held.

This type of pension is normally accessed by anyone who is self-employed or runs their own business. Even if you’ve never had a pension before, it’s never too late to think about your retirement and how you can fund the lifestyle you want.

Employer pensions

If you’re employed, employer pensions often include an option where your employer contributes towards it too. Some even match what you put in, which is an added bonus. However, you do not have any control over which company manages your funds.

It’s worth bearing in mind too that pensions are tax efficient - so if your payments come straight from your gross salary, you won’t pay any tax on them. If they don’t, you can still claim the tax back.

(If you’ve lost track of Employer Pensions from jobs in the past – this article will help!).

What about the State Pension?

Ultimately, a pension provides you and your family with security in later life. The State Pension at present is not enough for most women to enjoy the lifestyle in retirement that we’d like.

 

Why do you need a pension advisor?

Well – because we can support you to be in the best possible financial position when you retire!

Choosing and managing your pension can feel completely overwhelming. You’ll get independent financial advice from our all-female team, with recommendations & guidance to secure your financial future once you choose to stop work.

 

How exactly can we help you?

We completely understand that your shorter-term financial needs may always feel like the highest priority (especially when you have a young family!). But it’s so worth starting payments into your pension pot as early as possible. Something is better than nothing. And who knows what will happen 30 years from now (or how the state benefits system will look by then!).

 

A Pension Review with Evolution Financial Planning can help you:

  • Understand the size of your current pension pot;
  • What it could produce for you in later life;
  • And the ‘right amount’ to be adding to it, to support the lifestyle you want once you retire.

We’ll help you make sure your existing pension pots are the best option for you & your family. If not, you’ll come away with complete clarity about either moving them elsewhere or consolidating them.

Having all your pensions under one system can make it far easier to draw the money, when the time comes. It can feel far less confusing, when you don’t have to manage several pension pots – and you can save money in fees.

During your Pension Review, you’ll also get some basic financial education (for want of a better word – without ever patronising you!) and a simple understanding of the different options when it comes to investing in your pension.

If you then decide to go ahead with the advice and recommendations from your review, you’ll know exactly what your pensions look like. No more confusion!

Essentially, we’re in a great position to help make everything clear. We can help you through the whole pension process, dealing with all the paperwork for you. One more thing off your to-do list!

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