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We’ll be helping you get to grip with pensions and sharing more information with you in the lead up to PAW21.

Guiding you from starting a pension up to what to o to get ready for retirement. Check in for blogs and news from some of our incredible partners!

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 our employers. These days, it's a bit more complicated than that. You have several choices to make on how to use your defined...

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Why do employers in Ireland not contribute to pensions? Because employees don’t demand it.

Why do employers in Ireland not contribute to pensions? Because employees don’t demand it.

Barry Prost, Co Founder & Managing Partner, Yala.ie “When you consider that pensions are a major part of your finances, it’s surprising how few employers play this card at the recruitment stage. I believe it is a demand side issue – employers will contribute if they believe it will help them attract and retain talent. The perception by employers is that candidates are more interested in the...

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What happens to my pension from my old jobs? Does that money disappear? I’ve moved jobs and can’t keep track of all these past pension pots, help!

What happens to my pension from my old jobs? Does that money disappear? I’ve moved jobs and can’t keep track of all these past pension pots, help!

Most of us now change jobs many times in our careers. As you progress, it's essential to keep track of your old pensions. Don't leave this money on the table - you earned it! Pension consolidation can help you to take control of pensions from your previous jobs with a single investment strategy, visibility and control. What is Pension Consolidation? Simply put, consolidating your pensions means...

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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 managed and invested.  At Aviva, we call this SDIO – the Self-Directed Investment Optio - read more What can I invest in? A...

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Would you rather invest small amounts over a longer period of time or larger amounts in a short time frame? What’s best and why?

Would you rather invest small amounts over a longer period of time or larger amounts in a short time frame? What’s best and why?

A pension is a great way to be able to ensure your future financial freedom whilst still enjoying life now! Contrary to common belief, it's not an end to your current lifestyle. Your pension plan is all about ensuring that you can maintain that lifestyle when you retire. Although it can feel overwhelming with how to start or where to turn, you can start now. With small contributions, you can...

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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 to for help or advice? Whether you're just starting or you have a pension but are feeling bogged down by the thoughts of it, it's...

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