As I said last month I have seen a definite increase over the past couple of years of people taking stock of their personal and financial arrangements. People’s circumstances have changed; sometimes through choice, sometimes not. There has undoubtedly been a great deal of soul searching, people have reflected on their futures, some have made changes and many have identified
The 8th March was International Womens Day and a day or two later I found myself reading a report from Hargreaves Landsdown suggesting only 29% of women have a clear idea of what their pensions are worth, compared to 44% of men and perhaps more worrying about 72% did not have an idea as to how their pension(s) were performing.
Sometimes people ask me what their greatest priority should be in terms of their financial planning. Everyone’s circumstances are different and so priorities will vary, but I have always believed someone should deal with the ‘what ifs’ before doing anything else in terms of planning a more comfortable future. In recent months I have been more aware of this because