A recent report confirmed that four out of ten products bought to support withdrawals from pension funds were purchased without professional advice (FCA product sales data).
It is inevitable that without advice and guidance many people will make decisions they will live to regret with severe consequences for their ongoing lifestyles.
If you do nothing else book yourself a session with Pension Wise, the Government’s free guidance service. They may be able to set you in the right direction but you may still need further guidance. https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en/pensions-and-retirement/pension-wise
Many of my clients started with Pension Wise but then found that my forty-plus years of experience as a pensions expert came with some extra insights and real practical value. I have been drawing from my pension fund for more than 10 years, throughout the stock market ups and downs, so I can guide you with real-life practical experience and not just technical expertise.
The message I get from my clients after I have been working with them for a while is that, at long last, they feel confident in, and in control of, their retirement/pension planning. Ideally, they will have achieved what I call a” FEARLESS RETIREMENT”. One where they can sleep soundly at night knowing the money is sorted and can wake up each morning looking forward to the day ahead knowing they can afford whatever they have planned.
Are you still thinking about going it alone? Please don’t do it. Just schedule a complimentary 30-minute discussion with me and you will soon find out whether you really know enough to go it alone or whether you would benefit from some professional guidance. Contact me here.
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