Books

The team at Informed Choice have written several personal finance and investing books.

How to Take Your Pension Pot: A Practical Guide to Your Retirement Options (2015) – Nick Bamford

April 2015 witnesses a sea change in the way we can access our pension pots. The pension pot owner is now in total control of the way in which retirement benefits are taken. With that control comes a greater degree of responsibility. For many people the challenge will be to ensure that their pension pot doesn’t run out during their lifetime.

The change has introduced new levels of complexity. This book is designed to provide practical help to the reader. It provides all the questions that need to be asked of the pension pot owner, the provider and the adviser. Asking these questions, and getting these answers, will result in a much better consumer outcome enabling them to make an informed choice.

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Ready, Steady, Retire! Plan Your Way to Success in a Redefined Retirement (2014) – Justin King & Martin Bamford

Ready, Steady, Retire! is a new book co-written by retirement planning experts Justin King and Martin Bamford.

It explores the challenges raised by the four D’s of retirement; debt, divorce, disease and death – and deals with the misnomer that retirement is exclusively an economic event.

Through in-depth research with the post-war generation and experts in this field, Ready, Steady, Retire! looks at whether this generation will redefine this stage of their lives in their own terms – as they have done time and time again – or whether retirement will redefine them.

The authors assert that a meaningful retirement is worth planning for, but it doesn’t happen by accident. The book is full of practical advice guiding retirees through the minefield of planning for their retirement and coping with the unforeseen.

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Your Money Day (2013) – Nick Bamford, Andrew Neligan & Martin Bamford

Your Money Day is the new book from Informed Choice. Written by Nick Bamford, Andrew Neligan and Martin Bamford, three Chartered Financial Planners at Informed Choice, Your Money Day was created to guide the reader through all of the main areas of personal financial planning, showing them how to structure a day spent reviewing and creating the financial plan. The book was written in one day!

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How to Retire 10 Years Early: Your Plan for Less Work and More Life (2007) – Martin Bamford

Take control and retire when you want to on your own terms with How To Retire 10 Years Early.

Personal finance expert Martin Bamford has developed this unique step-by-step and highly practical programme to show every reader how it is both possible and realistic to take control of your financial future now to enjoy greater wealth earlier on in life.

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Brilliant Investing: What the best investors know, say and do (2007) – Martin Bamford

For many people, investing money is a risky business. There are always tough decisions to make, which are often perceived to be too complex or too uncertain.

Brilliant Investing offers a clear route to investment success. Free from jargon and focussing only on what you need to know, this book equips you with all the essential skills you need to make smart investment decisions in no time at all.

You’ll not only learn how to make the most of your money, but how to ensure every investment decision you make is a successful one. There are no ‘get rich quick’ schemes here, instead there are brilliant tips for making those often difficult investment decisions, an understanding of the risks involved and knowing that there is more to investing than just property or the stock market.

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The Money Tree: Money. How to make it, save it and grow it (2006) – Martin Bamford

Few of us are as good at making, saving and managing money as we’d like to be. It can be a complex and bewildering subject. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

This is a simple but brilliant practical guide to the main steps in mastering your personal finances – for now and the future. The step by step format makes it easy to follow and use, and it is packed with all the secrets of the best financial advisers, without all the jargon and mystique usually associated with money.

“The best finance book I’ve ever read… go out and get this as soon as you get the chance” – The IET Circuit

“Breaks down the steps of mastering personal finance into plain speak” – New Model Adviser

“Bamford excels at making even the dullest topics interesting” – Pensions Management

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