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Wealth after work : planning your great escape

Author: Debbie Harrison
Publisher: London : Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The 60-year-olds of 2002 are the '60s generation. They've done their time in the world of work, children, mortgages - now its time to play. This book features practical advice on everything from  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debbie Harrison
ISBN: 0273656813 9780273656814
OCLC Number: 50176769
Description: xix, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: ContentsSection One: Metamorphosis Chapter 1: Kickstart Your Great Escape what do you want to change? the swot test life coaching Chapter 2 : Work is a Four Letter Wordrecruitment comsultantschange within your professiontemporary workcontract employmentinterim managersreading matters Chapter 3 : The Company of Wolvesgoing into business?structures for businessfinancing your own businessyour business planthe finance provider's aimsbusiness support services Chapter 4 : Your Financial Minderwhat is a financial adviser?financial plannersstockbroker servicespaying for advicethe client agreementchanging your adviser Section Two : La Dolce VitaChapter 5 : Life Assurance - Your Money and Your Lifehow much cover do you need?which type of policy?tips on buying your insurancethe medicalhow to pay Chapter 6 : Disability Insurance - What's Up Doc?state benefitsyour employer's schemeprivate income protection insurancecritical illnesswaiver of premium for pension plans Chapter 7 : Medical Insurance - Carry on Nursewhat the state provideswhat your employer provideshow PMI worksmedical historypremium increases Chapter 8 : Long-term Care - At The End of The Daycheck your options carefullypre-funding plansimmediate care annuitiesLTC investment alternatives Section Three : The Money PitChapter 9 : Equities and Bonds Without TearsUK equitiesoverseas equitiesbondsindex linked giltscashpropertycomparing equities, bonds and cashperiod of investmentdividend reinvestmentincome from equities or bonds?different styles of fund management Chapter 10: Nightmare on Wall Streetinflation riskcapital riskhow to manage riskasset allocationre-weighting your portfoliocollective funds for overseas exposuremarket cycles Section Four : A Fistfull of DollarsChapter 11 : Rainy Days and Mondayseasy access for rainy daysSafety at a pricetax stausincome earnershalway houses Chapter12 : Strength in Numbersunit trusts and open-ended investment companiesinvestment trustsinsurance fundsalternative investments / hedge fundsfriendly society policiesoffshore fundsPEPs - personal equity plansISAs - individual savings accounts Chapter 13 : Kepping Good Companyyour starting pointinvestment aimsbuying and sellingcomapny share schemeshow shares are groupedthe FTSE international indicesclassification by sectorhow to value shareskey indicators in practicemaking comparisons Chapter 14 : The Name is Bondgovernment bondsthe safety of your investmentprice fluctuationsindex linked giltscorporate bonds Chapter 15 : Farewell to Armsethical inestment research servicedefining an ethical policyimpact on performancealternative investments Chapter 16 : Cycles and Bearshow bubbles burst and markets crashyour survival kitthe essential jargonthe market cycleshow to deal with bears Chapter 17 : Performancecompare potential with 'safe' investmentsperformance measurement servicesperiods of measurementguide to reading the financial pagesshare price information Chapter 18 : The Taxman Comethkeep it legalyour tax allowances and exemptionsincome tax and personal allowancecapital gains taxreduce your inheritance bill Section 5 : A Man of PropertyChapter 19 : The Caretakerfinancial health warningtaxationbuy to let Chapter 20 : Room With A Viewkeep your home safehow equity release schemes workreversion plans Section 6 : The Long GoodbyeChapter 21 : Big Brotherstate pension forecastshow the state pension worksnational insurance and the state pensionthe basic pensionadditional pension (Serps)the state second pensionappeals Chapter 22 : Gold Watch Bluesstakeholder schemesfinal salary schemesunapproved company schemeshow does your company scheme rate?money purchase schemeshow does your money purchase scheme rate?special schemes for execsspecial schemes for family businessespensions and divorce Chapter 23 : Give Your Pension a Shot in the Armtax treatment of top-up pensionsyour employers AVC schemehow do they work?contribution limits AVCs and stakeholder schemeshow you take the proceedsISAs to boost retirement income Chapter 24 : Pensions - This Time It's Personalstakeholder schemescontributions to stakeholders and personal pensionshow to get the best valuewhat can you buy with your fund?life assuranceretirement annuitieswho sells personal pensions?investment optionsself invested personal pensionsgroup personal pensionspensions for children and spouses Chapter 25 : You Pays Your Money You Takes Your Choiceretirement income options for money purchase pensionswhy leave the fund where it is?conventional annuitiesthe impact of your options on initial incomehigher incme for those in poor healthinvestment-linked and flexible annuitiesdrawdown and phased retirement Chapter 26 : Retiring in the Sunstate pensionscompany and private pensionsdealing with the taxmantax havens not so heavenly Appendix 1 : Surfing for informationAppendix 2 : Where there's a will there's a relativeAppendix 3 : I hate to complain but ...
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