All of our August financial guidance factsheets are available to download below. Each one focuses on a different financial aspect to help guide you when setting and reaching your financial goals. If there is anything you are unsure about, or would like further information, all of our independent financial advisers offer a free initial consultation and you can contact your local IFA here.
How would you cope without an income?
An income protection policy provides real peace of mind and the security of knowing that should anything happen regarding your health which leaves you unable to bring in your usual wage, there will be an income to cover the essentials.
Inflation-proofing your portfolio
If you take the view that inflation will go up in the long term, it is worth considering whether your savings and investments could be affected. After all, you need your investments to keep pace with inflation to maintain the value of your buying power.
The coronavirus pandemic has touched virtually every part of our lives and is having a widespread impact across all aspects of financial life, including retirement plans.
Risk of retirement longevity
There are lots of variables in retirement, but once you have retired, investing is anything but straightforward. If you have insufficient income to pay your projected retirement expenses you could face a retirement lifestyle you didn’t want.
Depending on what stage of retirement planning you are currently at, if time is on your side, the evidence shows that remaining invested for the long term is one of the best things you can do for your overall retirement wealth.
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