Is it my crisis? – updates

It's worth looking at the 'Extra Insights' pages listed on the right - these tell you why there is a good chance that you do have a pension gap, and there is a simple self-complete quiz to give you a rough idea of the scale of your problem.

On this page we will be publishing articles, updates and news on this theme, so please come back from time to time to browse though them.

Archive of ' Is it my crisis?'.

Hard choices

In the style of Family Fortunes, if we asked 100 people to name something they don’t do – but should do – what would come top of the list?

the garden?
exercise [...]

Good news for pensioners? Or more: “lies, damned lies, and statistics”?

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) made interesting headlines – the number of pensioners living below the breadline has decreased by a third in the past [...]

How the PBR has made the pension crisis worse

At probably their last opportunity to do anything substantial, the government have completely ignored the pensions crisis – and actually made it worse for many people by chipping away at [...]

Women should be thinking of Pensions – not Prada – this Christmas

Women tend to fare badly on the pensions front – not surprising when you realise that the whole pensions system was developed in our male-dominated past.  Only one third of [...]

Changing the state pension age could make your pensions crisis even worse!

News of the pensions crisis has now reached the ears of the politicians, and a debate between the political parties about changing the state pension age is gathering steam.  What [...]

News: more pension schemes set to close

BBC News has reported the latest Watson Wyatt survey which suggests that more final-salary schemes, many of whom have already closed to new members, are considering reducing future benefits for [...]

What is the best age to think about your pension?

The original idea for writing the book came from looking at the situation for people in their 50’s who were begining to think more actively about planning for retirement – [...]

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