To many people who work in the arts, pensions can be a different language. I work partly as a theatre voice teacher and communication skills coach, and people in the theatre world may want to run and hide at the thought of talking about pensions. However my father was a naval officer and chartered accountant and so I’ve always known it's important to organise my finances.
Current plans for retirement
I’m receiving some pensions already but I’m far from being retired. I’m still working part time, which is essential for financial reasons but I also enjoy it. I have a lot of strong female role models who worked well into their 80’s. I don’t plan to stop any time soon.
We would like to take one wonderful wildlife trip per year. When we were both in full employment, we went to Costa Rica, but now we are quite happy with going to Scotland. Three years ago we had a ‘gap year’ in France and would like to have more adventures like that.
We are downsizing our home, which will release some money that will need to be invested carefully.
Interested in finding out more about…
I’m interested in whether I should be putting more money into my SIPP or ISA whilst I can afford to save.
My aim is to make sure we have enough money in retirement to enjoy ourselves as well as help our children. I’ve got all the questions, but not so much time to research the answers! When it comes to retirement planning I might need a bit more help than usual.