" Money isn't everything: usually it isn't even enough" Anon
"I don't want money. It is only people who pay their bills who want that, and I never pay mine"
Here are some tips on wrapping up the mundane but necessary aspects of life, from tax planning to Sipps, so that you can relax and move on to a new life after retirement. If the whole subject is a bit daunting, and you want a general introduction in comprehensible language, spend a few minutes with the FSA 's excellent 'child's guide' : http://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/yourmoney/.
Age UK publish a good general guide to 'Money Matters' with practical tips on keeping down costs.
The FT's 'Pesonal Finance' section has a wealth of relevant information.
How much income do you need to retire? See the personal finance section of Solutions for Debt, an interesting money management site../ .
For keeping in touch with markets and major financial events during the day, I recommend Citywire at http://www.citywire.co.uk/personal/home.aspx.
is a valuable source of data, investing tools and independent research. It has a free portfolio management tool which lets you create and track your portfolio.
www.mylostaccount.org.uk is a FREE central tracing scheme spanning banks, building societies and NS&I. It draws together the three central tracing schemes first introduced in 2001. It is designed to help where the customer is unsure which bank or building society holds their account including instances where the bank or building society has since closed or merged. NS&I investments can also be traced using the online application form.
gives access to a wide range of market information, including tools to allow you to track your own porfolio.
And just in case things go wrong, be aware of 'Financial Options to Help Control Your Debt'
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