Is this the right book for me?Are you only a few years away from retirement and fearful of how you will manage, particularly in the current financial climate? This book is aimed at those about to retire who want to make the most of their money in retirement but it's about much more than just pensions. All other aspects of managing finances for retirement are covered, from getting the best deal on a current account to leaving an inheritance in the most tax efficient way. And all in just one handy, portable book complete with jargon-buster!Each chapter covers a specific aspect of retirement finances providing the facts in an understandable way, along with advice and tips. Throughout the book, case studies and the author's extensive personal experience of dealing with pension planning are used to clearly illustrate the points being made. No book can replace specific tailored advice from an expert but this book will help you to make more of your money through your own actions and tell you exactly where expert help is needed.Written in a clear and reassuring way it will melt away the mystique of pensions and tackle the all-round financial aspects of planning for a comfortable retirement.
Plan a Secure Retirement includes:Chapter 1: What do you want from retirement?Chapter 2: Things to consider and researchChapter 3: How much money will you need?Chapter 4: Understanding pensionsChapter 5: Pension choices: part 1Chapter 6: Pension choices: part 2Chapter 7: Shopping around for a better pensionChapter 8: Tax and National InsuranceChapter 9: Investment basicsChapter 10: Investments: deposit accounts and National SavingsChapter 11: Collective investmentsChapter 12: Investments: pensions and annuities Chapter 13: Ongoing investment strategyChapter 14: Equity releaseChapter 15: Getting adviceLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of retirementFive things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Trevor Goodbun is a highly qualified Chartered Financial Planner with over 30 years' experience, specialising in retirement planning. He is also a consultant to a financial services training consultant to a wide range of companies and has worked with some of the biggest insurance companies in the UKHe regularly appears on BBC Radio Norfolk providing expert advice on a wide range of money related issues and has had a number of articles published.