What does the future hold?

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Mummy says…

Getting older is something that happens to everyone, and brings all sorts of challenges and worries. I have my plans (more or less) for our near future, but what about looking further ahead?

I think when you have children, and even more so if you are on your own, there is more worry about what could happen in the future, to you and your children.

Over the years, I have come across different investment sites, but found them complicated, difficult to understand, using mostly jargon and words I hadn’t heard of!

You may be lucky enough to have some money to invest, or be looking to start a pension, to hopefully secure your future.

I have found a great website, Nutmeg, which offers investments for everyone, explains everything really simply,  has a brilliant pension calculator as well as lots of information about what investment means, how it works, and much more.

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Nutmeg explains everything – risks and all, and is straightforward and easy to understand.

I don’t understand how pensions ‘work’. I  haven’t got one set up, but it is on my mind as I get older. Nutmeg’s calculator is a really easy way to help you work out how much you need, depending on how much you want when you retire – and what age you want to retire. Take a look at Nutmeg’s website, it is well worth a look to start – or continue – planning your future.

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Anyway, back to looking to the near future, the most important things for us to do together are –

To plan Pickles 3rd birthday in the Autumn 😀

To have fun!

To explore and discover as much as possible.

To get Pickle ready for school in the New Year.

My big brother and sisters have lots of important exams in the near future, and my sisters will hopefully learn to drive.

Life is always busy here – there is always so much going on!

What is coming up for you?

 

 

 

 

24 Comments

  1. It’s important to have the right finances in place for the future – I think any site that helps you do that has got to be good.
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  2. Pensions are always good to have !

  3. My husband works in pensions… I don’t understand how they work though! I always seem to have lots going on in the near future – for into next year I need to plan my 40th birthday!! x
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  4. I don’t understand pensions either. That website sounds very helpful.
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  5. This website sounds so helpful. For us in the future is planning my twins 2nd birthday, potty training ;-( them and hopefully a nice relaxing holiday along the coast.
    Good luck with all the planning.
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  6. I have a pension through my employer, but I don’t fully understand it. They can be so complicated! You sound very sensible though!
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  7. I am very lucky that I have two substantial pensions from old jobs but since I have not been at work it has been a struggle to save anything and I barely pay my NI contributions
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  8. I love reading anything that makes finances easy to understand and have no legal jargon to bamboozle you x
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  9. I’ll take a look at that site, I could do with knowing a bit more about pensions. One of those things I always mean to get around to but keep putting it off. Thanks for sharing it!
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  10. My day job is as an accountant, and even I sometimes find pensions hard to understand! So any tools which make things easier have to be welcomed.
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  11. I set up a private pension when I was working…now I don’t work I don’t have much spare cash to put into it but should do…..it is so important to provide for the future.
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  12. I don’t understand pensions, I really need to look into getting one! x

  13. I have a pension plan but to be honest it’s not great, so I might check out this site. Thanks for hosting #myfavouritepost
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  14. Time goes by so quickly doesn’t it – I really need to plan for the future better.
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  15. I used to be an accountant and married one, so I understand financial planning and management, but I also know how hard it can be to find the money required for everything!
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  16. Thinking about the future with children is important. It is tough to know what options to take. #myfavouritepost
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  17. I work in financial services so I understand the need to plan for the future, but sometimes funding that on top of everything else can be hard! Getting good advice is so difficult. Well done you for doing something rather than just ignoring it and hoping for the best. #myfavouritepost

  18. I must admit I’m not really sure on the whole pension thing .. but hopefully I’ll be rich and living on my own private island by the time I’m that old 😉
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  19. Always good to to have plans in place.
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  20. I’m not very good with understanding pensions either! It’s definitely good to think ahead though…
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  21. I am still confounded by the pension thing! Do need to get my head round it once and for all.
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  22. I am still confounded by the pension thing! Do need to get my head round it once and for all.
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  23. Finances are definitely a scary thing about the future, especially when you are freelance. This looks like an excellent resource to make things easier
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  24. The whole retirement thing is really frightening for lots of people and so uncertain as well. even those of us who invest a little don’t really know if we’ve done the right thing util we need to draw on our funds :(
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