pensions

The perils of pensions

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Pension freedoms granted to us by the coalition government in 2014, which allowed us to do what we liked with…

Jeremy Corbyn’s hat and the art of photo manipulation

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Spin doctors The BBC has denied it photoshopped a Newsnight backdrop to make Jeremy Corbyn’s hat look more Russian. The…

ISA and pension limits discourage ordinary people from saving

17 March 2018 9:00 am

The maximum amount you can save in an ISA for the tax year 2017-2018 is now £20,000. The maximum annual…

Letters: will longer lifespans lead to depleted pension pots?

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Long lives and pension pots Sir: Jon Moynihan is too optimistic about the prospects for further increasing life expectancy, and…

The slow death of the public-sector pension

6 January 2018 9:00 am

The slow death of the public-sector pension

Between 1900 and 1940, a series of unstable Chinese regimes flooded global markets with bonds: this one is from 1911

A world of broken bonds

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson fears that our pension funds and investment portfolios will soon be crammed full of China’s risky corporate debt

A senior Oxbridge academic can look forward to a gold-plated, index-linked pension

Are university professors’ big fat pensions under threat?

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Never mind how much vice-chancellors are paid; it’s the pensions promised to 390,000 university staff that are seriously unaffordable, says Jonathan Davis

Pensions, children and the gender gap

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Motherhood and family life can limit women’s ability to save – we need to start getting smart now, says Laura Whitcombe

Forget free trade – we should be embracing pain-free trade

23 September 2017 9:00 am

You can try to change people’s minds, but this is difficult. You can bribe people to change their behaviour, but…

The footballing giant killers of 1914

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Big league Lincoln City became the first non-league club since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 to win a place in…

Self-building for a secure old age: Winston Churchill was a skilled amateur bricklayer

Want a comfortable, well-funded retirement? Don’t buy bonds!

26 November 2016 9:00 am

How to build your own Sipp: follow the experts, avoid bonds and keep fees and charges low

It’s right to ‘line shareholders’ pockets’ before fixing pension holes

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The revelation by actuarial consultants Lane Clark & Peacock that 56 of the supposedly blue chip companies in the FTSE 100…

Smokers are paying for your pension

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Axa will no longer invest in the tobacco industry: the French insurance giant will sell €184 million of shares and…

Revealed: the magic formula for a prosperous retirement

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Are you saving enough to live comfortably in your tenth decade?

Brexit is already hurting growth – and George Osborne won’t mind a bit

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

I confess it all... I’ve been dodging tax since the age of eight

16 April 2016 9:00 am

As someone who still entertains hope of becoming a member of Parliament one day, I’d better come clean about my…

Managing your own pension investments? Then look beyond today’s turmoil

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Our veteran investor offers tips for Sipp holders in worrying times

Comment: can you plot a course through this time of radical uncertainty?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Hard choices ahead for voters and investors alike

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Osborne's ringfence cycle

28 November 2015 9:00 am

By now, George Osborne had hoped to have completed his austerity programme. Instead, he finds himself making what is, still,…

The war on pensioners

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Young people are being taught to resent their elders on the basis of tendentious claims and alarmist statistics

Tom Sheridan Chief Executive Officer of Seven Investment Management

Does your future add up?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

There’s a perfect storm brewing: a bulge in the number of Baby Boomers retiring together with the demise of the final salary and defined benefit pension scheme. And those Baby Boomers are living longer than ever. It means your future is your responsibility and you need to establish; does it add up?

A new life afloat starts at £100,000

3 October 2015 9:00 am

SPEND IT WITH STYLE: £100,000 can buy you a new life afloat

Eclipse, foaled in 1764, was an ancestor of 95 per cent of thoroughbredsracing today

The dream – or nightmare – of owning a racehorse

3 October 2015 9:00 am

SPEND IT WITH STYLE: Owning a racehorse is all about high expense and higher hopes

Worth a lot of notes: Yehudi Menuhin tries out a Stradivarius at Sotheby’s in 1971

Could a Stradivarius ever be a sensible way to save?

3 October 2015 9:00 am

SPEND IT WITH STYLE: The esoteric field of investment in fine violins

A thirtysomething's guide to pensions

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Simple pensions advice for anxious thirtysomethings