The Conundrum of Employee Health

The Conundrum of Employee Health

This guest blog comes from our friends at Empeal for Pensions Awareness Week 2022. In a recent interview, someone asked me “how come you are getting traction with companies with your proposition? You are showing them where the problem is with employee health and once...

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The Gender Pensions Gap – what next?

The Gender Pensions Gap – what next?

This guest blog comes from our friends at Insurance Ireland for Pensions Awareness Week 2022. According to an ESRI report from September 2019, Ireland has a gender pensions gap of 35%. This means that in retirement, women will earn 35% less than male counterparts. A...

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How to manage your pension pots as you approach retirement

How to manage your pension pots as you approach retirement

This guest blog comes from our friends at Royal London Ireland for Pensions Awareness Week 2022. I’m coming up to my retirement in 2022. I had two defined contribution pension funds, which I recently consolidated into one. While I’ve done well in terms of maintaining...

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The fundamentals of choosing pension funds

The fundamentals of choosing pension funds

This guest blog comes from our friends at Zurich Life, a leading supplier of investments and pensions in Ireland. In it, they explain why Zurich Life’s active management means careful investment strategies can drive retirement income, despite what’s going on in the...

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What risk category am I, and why?

What risk category am I, and why?

When we put money in our pension, we're investing it with the intention that it's going to be worth more in the future. The level of risk that you take today will depend on how much more that's worth.  There’s potentially a significant variance to people's wealth...

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Climate and your pension

Climate and your pension

Pensions are a huge part of the debate on sustainability and climate.  If there’s one thing you want from your pension, you want it to be sustainable. And pension fund managers are long-term, big investors, with a huge part to play in navigating climate change...

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Pension Investment Options

Pension Investment Options

Vinod Bajaj, author of the book “Pension Without Tension” briefly explains pension investment options. His book is priced at €9.99 and will be released in late October 2021. www.pensionwithouttension.com will be launched shortly for online orders. Congratulations! you...

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Approaching Retirement

Approaching Retirement

It's never too late to think about your options when it comes to approaching retirement. Whether you're ten years or ten days away from retiring, there are actions you can take to optimize your pension position. Gone are the days of a guaranteed life-long pension from...

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What’s a self-directed pension, and why should I choose one?

What’s a self-directed pension, and why should I choose one?

Ahead of Pension Awareness Week’s discussion on Self directed pensions (view session), Stephen Rice explains how Aviva’s Self-Directed Investment Option pension works.  A self-directed pension is a pension fund that puts you in control of how and where your pension is...

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Pensions Frame of Mind

Pensions Frame of Mind

How would you like to go out for dinner with your future self after reading this blog? When it comes to pensions, there's a lot of information out there and many people feel as if they don't know as much as they want to. Maybe you feel as if you don't know who to turn...

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