Direction and meaning to your financial decisions
We offer financial planning advice for your retirement following a number of careful steps that help you take a look at the “big picture” of where you are financially. The process involves gathering relevant financial information, setting life goals, examining your current financial status and coming up with a strategy or plan for how you can meet your goals. Financial planning provides direction and meaning to your financial decisions. It allows you to understand how each financial decision you make affects other areas of your finances. For example, buying a particular investment product might help you pay off your mortgage faster or it might delay your retirement significantly.
By viewing each financial decision as part of a whole, you can consider its short and long-term effects on your life goals. You can also adapt more easily to life changes and feel more secure that your goals are on track.
We can help you to decide how much you should be putting in to your pension. We can also help you to ensure that your pension contributions are tax efficient; remember, the Government provides income tax relief on contributions you make to your pension.
Most people have several different jobs in their lifetime and therefore their pensions can be scattered around with different companies. We can review your existing pension arrangements to establish how much you have got saved and what they will provide you with when you retire. Then, if it looks like your pensions will fall short of what you will require, we can help you correct this.
Can my pension work for me?
You may not want to retire yet but instead require capital for a business venture. You can use your pension to help you fund a particular project and this is something we can help you with.
We know that if you are at retirement age now, pension companies can provide you with a lot of paperwork about the pension they are offering you, which might be difficult to understand. We can take the stress of this away from you. You should also be aware that you can take some of your pension as a tax free lump sum. This could be used for any number of things, paying of your mortgage for instance, or scaling back your working hours.
Make the right pension decision
Financial planning provides direction and meaning to your financial decisions. It allows you to understand how each financial decision you make affects other areas of your finances.