…or maybe the Goalposts Things take over. Weeks of visiting and sometimes even staying in hospital overnight for a loved one seem to be over when she is back at home. But not before one really bad day. She is just wasting away, leading to me to realise that she might not be for
Another Day on the switchboard For most of our lives, pensions are often near the bottom of favourite topics for discussion. The years roll by and some back of the envelope calculations suggest a serious fall in your standard of living but since most people don’t wake up until w
I get a Referral Guy has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer and given 12 months to live. Married with three children, one just a few months old. Chemotherapy due to start soon. Good job with huge Death-in-Service benefit which will pay off the mortgage, but little in way of savings.
Pension Providers & Advisers wrong most of the time? It’s Friday and I am on The Pensions Advisory Service TPAS stand at the 50+ Show at Olympia. This is a public show rather than a trade one like EBLive or Pensions & Benefits Show I have previously written about, so the
Trying to Change the Law on Early Pension Access for the Terminally-ill Shall I begin at the beginning? I’m having an Alice in Wonderland week with the feeling that you have to run as fast as you can – in order to stay in the same place. Let’s start with the present
Cool September Another year rushes by and it’s time for the Annual Employee Benefits bonanza EB Live 2012 at Business Design Centre Islington. Registration completed early online and tickets/entry passes arrive in good time. With two days there is enough time to chat to people o
Another interesting week in the financial surgery: * Have an interesting presentation from a City institution that has a new structured product. These products typically have a life of 5 – 6 years and a return related to an index e.g. FT-SE 100. They can be very complicated and