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Do your finances need a spring clean?

Piles of poundsIt’s that time of year when financial matters come to the fore ….. household insurance, car insurance and energy supplies are just some of the things which may be occupying your mind. Not to mention, trying to make the most of your savings. Help is at hand. Paul Lewis, the financial advisor, who appears on BBC television, Money Box on the radio and writes a column in the Radio Times, is offering advice in the latest issue of InTouch newsletter.

Pension Wise – a free and impartial government service

Pension WiseThis is available to people aged 50 or over who have a defined contribution pension. This is a pension based on how much you and possibly your employer paid into your pot. It’s not a final salary pension. You’ll get personal guidance on what you can do with your pension pot. Pension Wise guidance specialists are impartial. They don’t recommend any products or companies and won’t tell you how to invest your money. Follow this link for further information. Face to face appointments are now available at Citizens Advice offices in both Harrogate and Ripon.

Warning: This is a free service. Check that ‘gov.uk’ is in the web address, to avoid incurring charges from look alike websites.

50 Money saving tips for the ‘Over 50s’

MSESome of you will be aware of the Money Saving Expert (MSE) website. If not, now is a good time to explore the site and see how you can save money. You will find several references to the MSE website on the Forum’s webpages. If you are keen to find out about the latest offers and discounts etc, as well as receive alerts about the latest scams, you can also sign up for the weekly newsletters, which have been highly recommended by various consumer groups.

Older people in the media

motorcycles-012Older People in the Media – There is round up of issues and articles involving Older People which may interest you published in The Guardian newspaper. Follow this link.


Couple with laptop imagesCAOCBKUXThe Later Life newsletter provides the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives, and their impact on older people. The January edition now available. Follow this link.