Weekly Round-Up – Friday 22nd April 2016

Care fees rise 2.2% in the South EastHappy Friday, readers! It’s time to catch up.

Here are some of the things that we covered at Informed Choice this week.

On the blog this week

Grandparents are making a massive contribution to the education economy, contributing £6.4bn a year to the cost of private education.

What are the financial implications of losing a partner? We explore some of the issues in this blog post which includes findings from a new report by Royal London.

Women are saving too little and risking poverty in retirement, largely due to the cost of childcare. Find out what young women can do to secure their financial futures in this blog post.

Buying an annuity became less attractive for many people when new pension freedoms were introduced last year. There is one age group though which continue to back annuity purchase with their pensions pots.

The latest podcast episode

Our podcast episode from last Friday, featuring an interview with Young Money Report author Sophie Robson, is proving to be especially popular with listeners.

You can find it here. Make sure you subscribe to the Informed Choice Podcast in iTunes to get new episodes each time they are released.

Informed Choice in the press

Martin was quoted in the FT this week, in an article about the sector classification of equity income funds.

Martin also had some comments for FE Trustnet about whether investors are harming their portfolios by buying on the dips.

Before you go

We are pleased to be supporting the Cranleigh Parish Boundary Challenge again this year.

This event takes place on Sunday 8th May at 9am, consisting of a trail marathon, trail half marathon or 23 mile challenge distance walk around the parish boundary of Cranleigh.

Find out more and enter at www.cranleighchallenge.uk. There’s even a chance that Nick and Andy will be tackling the walk this year!

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