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.
I often think people underestimate the impact of the state pension on their retirement income. Most are pleasantly surprised at the difference it makes, but then most people I deal with have been able to accumulate retirement income with our help from other sources. For them the state pension helps, but is not the only source of income. Needless to