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Planning for Retirement with Skipton Building Society

Do you have a retirement plan in place? I don’t. As a self-employed work at home mum planning for my retirement is not as easy as taking out a workplace pension. I have to research the options – how much should I pay in, what provider do I use? Does the government pay in any extra? Are there tax benefits?


To be honest there are so many questions to answer I have completely put off looking into it. Which is why Skipton’s new Retiresavvy Portal is such a great idea. It contains all the information you need on retirement planning, written in a clear, engaging way that makes it easy for the lay-person to understand.

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The site is easy to navigate and has clearly defined sections containing everything you need to know. Particularly relevant for me were sections on pensions for the self-employed and pensions – a mother’s view.


There are also sections with advice for people who are already retired and a forum that you can sign up to and discuss anything pension and retirement related with others.

Best of all is the great jargon buster – I for one know that I am totally confused by technical jargon and this really helped me to decipher some terms I had no clue of before. I mean I had heard the word annuity before of course, but had no idea what it actually meant!!

I’d definitely recommend having a look at Retiresavvy – get learning about pensions and retirement and set yourself up for a bright future. I’ll be doing something about setting up a pension in the very near future.

I was asked to review by Skipton and the Mumsnet Bloggers Network. All views are my own. I was entered into a prize draw to win vouchers as a token of thanks for blogging. View other blogs on this topic here:

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