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82017Mar Retirement Bucket list #16 - Paragliding retiree against a blue sky

The Ultimate Retirement Bucket List

When we reach retirement, it can feel more important than ever to get those remaining items ticked off our bucket lists while we’re healthy and able to!

Our retirement years are a fantastic opportunity to fulfil those the dreams we’ve held for many years, but until now, perhaps haven’t had the time or sufficient finances to bring to fruition.Read more

272017Feb

Modern Kitchen Living

The kitchen is the heart of your home, but if yours is feeling a bit outdated then why not give it a facelift?

According to Bower Retirement’s own data, more than a third of equity release customers are listing home improvements as their number one reason for unlocking some of the money from their homes.Read more

82017Feb Valentines tea and biscuits for relatives

Happy Valentines: Ten gestures they’ll love

With Valentine’s Day approaching, now is a great time to spend time with loved ones and show them how much they mean to us.

In case you hadn’t noticed the plethora of red cards, flowers and balloons adorning every shop window across the UK, it’s Valentine’s Day next week.

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162017Jan Retiree forced to give up work early, holding a box a box of belongings.

Why are nearly 40% of retirees forced to give up work early?

Many of us have in mind an age when we’d like to retire. Yet almost two in five older workers are being forced to take retirement earlier than they’d planned.

So why is this happening?

Aegon’s ‘Golden Age of Retirement’ report has revealed that despite people in the UK currently hoping to retire (in some way) by 64, a staggering 38% of retirees were left with no choice but to end their careers early.Read more

122017Jan 2017 Goals notepad to organise your finances

Kick your finances into shape for 2017

We’re almost half way through January already… hands up if you’ve already broken some or all your well-intended resolutions? Well don’t worry, we’re sure you won’t be alone!

Rather than making trendy yet short-lived pledges like dry January, or perhaps resolving to lead a clutter-free lifestyle, wouldn’t it make a longer lasting, more positive impact on our lives if we all pledged to kick our finances into shape?Read more