ICR226: Why you should pay for your own care
This week on the show, I’m going on a bit of a rant and talking about why you should pay for your own care in later life.
This was triggered by some new research from Saga, something a journalist asked me to look at earlier in the week. As an Accredited Later Life Adviser, it’s something I think about a lot. Whether you’re in retirement or a lot younger, this has so much relevance for you, so do keep listening.
Also on the show this week, there’s a personal finance news update; everything you need to know about the world of personal finance this week in five carefully selected news items. I share my favourite money article this week, a random fact about money, and leave you feeling inspired with an inspirational personal finance quote.
There’s also the aftershow, where I talk about what’s going on in the world of Informed Choice right now – and why, after recording this episode, I’m jumping in the car to drive down to sunny Folkestone.
Personal finance news
-It takes earnings of £134,170 a year to be considered ‘wealthy’, according to new research.
-New figures show a record number of taxpayers are paying income tax at the highest rate.
-The annual rate of house price growth in the UK is continuing to slow.
-The average employee only has enough cash savings to last them for a month if their income suddenly stopped.
-Eurozone economies have reported better than expected economic growth in the first quarter.
Money article of the week
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