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Retiring in Portugal vs the UK

Collaborative Post When you decide to stop your full-time working life and retire, it is an opportunity to revaluate what is important to you, a point at which you can take back full control of your life. It is likely that your children are independent, your mortgage paid off and your retirement lump sum yours […]

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How to Continue Making Money During Your Retirement

Collaborative Post There’s undoubtedly a private pension shortfall in the UK, with a recent report revealing that more than £1 billion worth of this may be the result of repeated human errors and overly complex withdrawal rules. With this and the rapidly dwindling state pension directly impacting retirees throughout the UK, it’s becoming apparent that […]

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How to help elderly parents navigate their daily bathroom routine

In collaboration with Showerbuddy There are few daily routines quite as personal as using the bathroom. Privacy during bathing or using the toilet is part of maintaining our dignity and privacy. When someone experiences a loss in mobility, they are often required to rely upon others to manage such activities. Living with our elderly parents […]

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Why should you refurnish your home during retirement?

Collaborative Post Often a place where ywe’ve raised a family and created many fond memories over the years, our family homes are sacred. From the bricks and mortar to the furniture within it, we’re often very fond of our humble abodes. However, once you’ve reached retirement age, what was once a modern family home may […]

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Knowing when it’s time to stop driving

Collaborative Post Driving gives you independence and autonomy over your day-to-day life. However, at some point, you have to give up driving – whether it’s to old age or a health condition. There is no legal age in the UK for when you must give up driving. It is your responsibility to monitor your health […]

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How to keep your home in order during retirement

Collaborative Post Your home becomes a very important place during retirement. It can provide comfort as a place in which you can wind down and relax. If your house or flat doesn’t feel as comfortable as it could, maybe due to clutter or inconveniently placed furniture, there may be ways to improve it. If you […]

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How to decide when to stop driving

Collaborative Post It can be an incredibly sobering thought to realise you are not able to drive safely anymore, but it can also be quite a freeing realisation. Regardless of how long we’ve been behind the wheel, there comes a point in our lives when we all decide to give up driving as we get […]

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Buying a Home When You’re Retired

Collaborative Post You may think of buying a home as something that younger people do when they are first starting out in family life. Of course, this is true for many, but this doesn’t mean that you can only buy a home when you are just starting out. In fact, buying a home can be […]

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What to Consider When Setting Up a Hideaway Haven

Collaborative Post As you get older you may want to have a little place in the sun – a slice of heaven cut out from the earth, and made into your own image. This is why so many elderly couples believe that some kind of holiday home is the best option for them in this […]

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