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How to downsize in retirement

For many, the prospect of downsizing after children have flown the nest can be a daunting one. The desire to de-clutter, reduce belongings and move somewhere new later in life can cause undue stress, but it doesn’t have to. A recent survey, conducted by the International Longevity Centre (ILC), found that one in three homeowners were considering downsizing, yet many delay the process as they are unable to f ...

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How to protect your home from care home fees

When it comes to care home fees and how they are funded, there is a lot of misinformation out there. The rules are relatively complex and changed last year with the implementation of the Care Act. A planned cap on care fees has been postponed and won’t now be considered until at least 2020. Knowing how you could be affected and the steps you could take to protect your home and savings, could make a big diff ...

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How to choose the best retirement home for you

If you want to maintain your independence as you get older and are thinking about downsizing into specialist retirement property, there is a key choice that you have to make. Do you want to move to a retirement property with only limited on-site services or support, or would a development offering additional services, including care when and if you might need it, suit you better? Many retirement development ...

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How to keep active in your retirement

You have worked hard for your retirement, and it should be a time for you to relax and replace those everyday worries with everyday pleasures. One key aspect to making the most of retirement is to keep active and support your Well-being. Here are some ideas for both body and mind as you enjoy your retirement. Choose where you are going to live in your retirement with care All of The Hawthorns’ group fitness ...

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How to retire in style

Choosing somewhere to retire to is a major decision, so it pays to be careful. You have worked hard for your retirement, and it should be a time for you to relax and replace those everyday worries with everyday pleasures. Here are some ideas to help you confirm that you are investing in the right retirement for you. Check whether the cost of your retirement plan covers everything you need A competitively pr ...

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How and why you should save for retirement

Are you one of the many people not putting money aside for retirement? Find out how, and why, you should save up for your prime When it comes to investing in a new, exciting venture such as buying a house, everyone errs on the side of caution. People ask themselves questions such as, ‘Am I getting the best deal on a mortgage?’ and ‘What sort of loan shall I take out?’ Others devote hours to research in orde ...

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