Freeing up funds or releasing money tied up in your home
For some people in the future using their home to fund their retirement is likely to become more commonplace, whether that’s by downsizing to free up funds or releasing money tied up in their home through products like lifetime mortgages.
Keeping up your current lifestyle and enjoying your golden years
People planning for retirement should think hard about what they want to do when they eventually stop work. It is helpful to have a good idea of the lifestyle you want, how much it will cost and how you are going to pay for it.
The everyday choices we make all have impacts on our planet
Our changing climate is making it harder to live in many parts of the world, often affecting some of the most disadvantaged communities. People are starting to realise that change is imminent and necessary.
An emergency fund is money you put aside to cover a financial shock. This could be losing your job, or a large, unexpected expense. Building an emergency fund can help prevent you needing to borrow money or make difficult financial decisions in those moments, by giving you savings to fall back on.