No one likes to think of themselves as becoming geriatric or even getting close to pensionable age… but after caring for and losing my dear Dad earlier this year I had a bit of a reality check not only on my own mortality, but my financial health as well.
It’s easy to check when you are eligible to draw state pension by checking this State Pension Age Timetable link; which in my case is on my 67th birthday!
“Planning for retirement is a bit like going to the gym. Everyone knows it’s a good idea; but in practice, actually finding the time and motivation to do it can prove tricky”
If you’re anything like me and don’t especially find financial planning that thrilling you’re likely to simply keep putting it off for another day… and then thinking, ‘Oh it’s probably too late now, I’m too old to start saving towards my pension’; but according to RetireSavvy from the Skipton Building Society it’s never too late, nor too early to begin stashing the cash!
RetireSavvy provides it’s readers with a great research and interactive community style forum set out on a clear, easy to understand, no-nonsence website.
You won’t find any distracting pictures of ‘unrealistic, smug looking, glamorous 60somethings having a great time’ being used on RetireSavvy’s site, but rather real people with genuine things to say and even the odd TV personality with a story to tell!
I particularly think the pension Jargon Buster link is a useful tool
and the Frequently Asked Question section provides readers with easily accessible links
plus the straightforward retirement news reel bulletin section is packed full of both relevant and current data
You can learn more about the RetireSavvy community by enjoying this short video.
“As a society we are living longer. Men turning 50 this year will on average live to be 78, and women 83. In fact one in six women turning 50 is likely to live to be 100. That is far too many years to be invisible – or consider ourselves to be old!”
Browsing RetireSavvy and gaining up to date retirement information and advice is made simple as subjects and concerns are broken down into easily digestible bitesize chunks of information.
Add to this the general feeling of being treated like a mature adult and not a fuddy-duddy made planning for my golden years seem like child’s play!
Whether you are young or just young at heart – keep dreaming big!
I was asked to review retiresavvy.skipton.co.uk by Skipton and the Mumsnet Bloggers Network.
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