State pension age, surging inflation, & Norwegian happiness

Welcome to the latest roundup from our experts and thought leaders here at Informed Choice, with latest news and unique insights from our team.

Nick Bamford – State pension age must rise again
The publication of a much anticipated independent report has suggested millions of people will be working for longer before claiming their state pension.The report authored by John Cridland, former director-general of the Confederation of British… Read more

Martin Bamford – Informed Choice at the Master Investor Show
We are looking forward to attending the Master Investor Show in London on Saturday.Around 4,000 investors are expected to attend the one-day event, to hear from 46 guest speakers and visit stalls from a range of exhibitors.Informed Choice will be… Read more

Nick Bamford – One in seven have made no retirement provision
Start early, save regularly. That seems to be the secret to successful retirement planning.This new research from Prudential has found nearly one in seven people retiring this year have made no financial provision for their retirement.More than… Read more

Shelley McCarthy – Price inflation surges to 2.3%
The economists got it wrong, again.Despite widespread predictions of inflation rising to 2.1% for the year to February, the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) has instead ‘surged’ to 2.3%.’Surged’ might be overstating the increase, which was up from 1.8%… Read more

Martin Bamford – Care fees regional lottery
This new analysis from Royal London has found that the typical person entering residential care in later life will face total bills between £50,000 and £93,000.This of course all depends on where the person lives, which largely determines the cost… Read more

Shelley McCarthy – Don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog
Within the world of Financial Planning, this is a popular expression; don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog.It means that investment decisions should never be dictated solely by the opportunity for tax saving.Despite the chance to save on… Read more

Martin Bamford – Happy as a…Norwegian?
Today is the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness and they have published their latest World Happiness Report.This annual report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why.As always, Nordic countries dominate… Read more

Nick Bamford – How to develop a fulfilling retirement
This article in the Guardian is excellent and recommended reading for anyone approaching retirement.We often tell people that retirement planning is about so much more than money.Yes, having the necessary income in place to support your life in… Read more

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