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The Citywire Money guide to pensions
Saving into a pension is easy once you know where to begin. To help you get started we’ve compiled some of our best videos and articles on the subject. These cut through the jargon to explain how pensions work, how the government tops up the money you save through pension tax relief and the different types of scheme that are available, from personal pensions to company pensions. We also answer the crucial question, how much should you save?
Five things to make you happy about pensions
Pensions aren’t as scary as they look! You’ve heard all the bad stuff about pensions, here are the good things. Watch this video and then read the guides below.
All of these videos and articles first appeared on The Lolly. This is a part of the Citywire Money website dedicated to anyone looking to learn the basics about finance. Sign up for the weekly Lolly email if you’d like to know more.
The beginners' guide to pension schemes
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A home is not a pension
What you can and can't put in a Sipp
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by Michelle McGagh on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:38