Further Damage To US Pension Funds

While relatively few countries’ pension funds have escaped unscathed from the current financial crisis the US seems to have taken the biggest hit over the last couple of years. It’s not a huge surprise, given that pension plans in the…

5 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Home

Buying your first house is a step that many of us look forward to for years. That moment when you have the keys in your hand to your own home is considered as one of the best moments in life.…

Buried Treasure: A guide on how to reclaim forgotten accounts

We’ve all experienced the joy of finding cash down the back of the sofa or in an old coat pocket. Now multiply that feeling and imagine the loose change as lost bank accounts worth a substantial amount of money. For…

3 Easy Ways to Get Frugal

There are a lot of things that one works hard to accomplish. No matter what your goals are, they’ll only be achieved if you are committed to seeing results. A great example is being frugal. The chances of saving a…

Could Living a Long and Healthy Life Leave You Without Money in Retirement?

Will I have a long retirement? Should I live longer than average will I have enough money to support myself in retirement? Am I saving enough for retirement? These questions are key when you’re deciding how much money to save…

How Much You Should Be Saving for Retirement

While many pension experts will give you ‘rules of thumb’ to save for retirement, the truth is that the kind of pension pot you will need is completely dependent upon your individual circumstances. Planning There are, however, some basic steps…