If you’ve already started thinking about retirement, then well done you. After all, you can’t possibly have missed the multitude of financial firms reminding you that “it’s never too early to start saving for retirement”.


It’s absolutely true of course, and it’s a responsible message – it’s never too soon to start putting money away for your future (it’s never too late either, every penny counts). What isn’t always so clear is what you’re supposed to do next.

Asking the questions

Once you’re past the initial hurdle of starting to think about it, then what? What are the questions you really need to ask yourself, and crucially, the answers you need to arrive at?


There’s more to getting the retirement you really want than squirrelling money away for its own sake. Smart wealth planning means having the money you need to do the things you want, for as long as possible. Retirement is the very embodiment of that principle.


Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring the ten things you should be asking yourself right now about your future in retirement. If you simply can’t wait and want to read all about it right now, you can sign up to download the guide in full here.

Read the series:

Part 1: What should our retirement look like?
Part 2: Will we have enough money along the way?
Part 3: How do we gather everything together in one place?
Part 4: What if we both go into care homes?
Part 5: Can we buy a property abroad?
Part 6: Can we help the kids with a deposit?
Part 7: How do we pass on wealth without paying more tax than necessary?
Part 8: How do we prepare for the worst?
Part 9: How do we invest well?
Part 10: Ok, so what’s the first step?


Talk to us

Whether you’re just beginning to think about retirement, your plan is already under way, or it’s finally time to stop putting it off, we’d love to help.


Call us for an introductory chat and we’ll see where you’re up to. If you like what you hear, we can meet and go through your vision for retirement as you see it.


It’s free and you don’t need to come with a plan – that’s what we’re here for.


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