Back to the future

Back to the future

Uncovering what really matters to you is the key to the planning process

Have you ever thought about writing a letter to yourself to describe your ideal future life, long-term life goals and the process of how to plan for them? Imagining what you want your life to be like in the long term when you retire will help you think much further ahead than you might have done before. Research conducted for a new campaign[1] shows that over half (54%) of people plan their lives only days (31%) or weeks (23%) ahead. 

Empty Nest, Empty Wallet

Empty Nest, Empty Wallet

Parents putting financial health at risk to fund university costs.

When it comes to funding a university education, it is parents and grandparents that typically look to provide the money. But even though this may be the case, last year’s graduates from english universities still left with an average of £44,000 debt (source: sutton trust), with some parents still, on average, expecting their children to leave university with £23,000 debt.