The average UK citizen is given the chance to opt-in to a private pension scheme or simply to bury their head in the sand where the question is concerned. Even those who can utilise a golden company pension scheme often choose to maximise their earning in the here and now instead of making burdensome pension contributions. This kind of complacency looks set to leave the state with a huge benefits burden in future years, in a time when people are living longer than ever and many aren’t economically equipped. For this reason the state has finally unravelled its plans for automatic pension enrolment.
It’s very easy to get carried away with the excitement of moving away to University, investing in all kinds of things to make sure you have all your home comforts as well as the essential things for your classes and coursework. Before you know it, you’ve spent hundreds, if not thousands, and you’re in debt before you even get the chance to blow your student loan on countless nights out and value cans of baked beans.
Many elderly worry about the rising cost of care home fees. Many of the younger generation are also becoming concerned about how they are going to pay for these fees when they get older. Thousands of residents have been forced to sell their homes in order to pay for these rising costs and these numbers are expected to increase in the future. So how do you cope with the fees? What can you do to ensure that you are ready for your golden years? Here are a few things to consider:
The present economic condition of the country is driving many a people in different age groups to think about their savings when they reach the retirement age. For those who are about to retire and have not much savings are having a tough time managing their finances now that the costs have gone up so high. Even the government is now curtailing some of the benefits that it used to give to the middle classes. People are having a hard time figuring out just how much will be enough for them when they retire and a still harder time thinking how they are going to save it.