Category Archives for "Pension & Retirement"

Why you should invest in Birmingham property for your retirement

For the retirement lifestyle, you deserve and desire, have a strategy and a location With low-interest rates, volatile financial markets, and a global economy that appears to be stagnating, many people will rightly be concerned about their retirement years. Just how much money do you need to retire comfortably, and how can you save enough? […]

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What type of residential property is best for retirement income?

Village, high-yield, or inner city? A new client, Scott, spoke to me a week or so ago and asked about property as a retirement income generator. He’d been told by his financial advisor that an annuity would provide the best and safest income in retirement. A friend of his had said that he’d be better […]

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I want to enjoy retirement – how can I as a buy-to-let landlord?

Guaranteeing your rental income for retirement In my last two posts, you’ll have read about our client Scott, and his desire to create income when he retires. In the investment blog post titled “What type of residential property is best for retirement income?” we discussed three types of property that Scott was considering for investment. […]

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How retirement income options stack up against buy-to-let property

The 3+1 Plan in action as a retirement income plan If you’re like most people in the UK today, your retirement income options will be limited. According to a poll of 100 MPs in 2014, almost 20% believe that the state pension will be extinct in 30 years. When this does happen, most people will […]

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Retirement investing today for lifestyle income tomorrow

Property investment is the new pension If you’re like many modern parents, you’ll have started to worry about retirement investing already. Just how are you going to produce the income you need when you no longer work? Will you never be able to give up work and do all the things you really want to […]

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The truth about investment opportunities and retirement

Investment Property can be overlooked as a retirement option, but jumping to such conclusions could be costly. In this article, I’m going to look at the story of two twin brothers, Paul and James, who both inherited £20,000 in 1996 when they were aged 40 years. They each decided to do something very different with […]

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What stops most people becoming successful property investors?

Fear – the emotional barrier to your wealthy future in property Fear. It’s the one emotion guaranteed to kick your property investment plans into touch. Fear will stop you making the choices you need to make. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In this article, I’ll […]

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Why off-plan property is the antidote to eroding pension income

How you could use other people’s money to fuel the retirement you desire If you’re worried about your pension income when you retire, you’re right to be. It’s not simply the erosion of income from pension funds that people are concerned about. It’s whether they will have enough money to pay for the escalating costs […]

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Can The Bank of Mum and Dad continue to help kids on the property ladder?

Or is The Bank of Mum and Dad an unsustainable major player in the mortgage market? The Bank of Mum and Dad is a major player in the UK property market. But with house price inflation way above investment returns and wage growth, how can a parent or would-be parent sustain their desire to help […]

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