19 episodes

In this new series of Rewirement, we tackle those questions about your financial life that keep you awake at night. Should I be saving more? What about investing? Is my pension going to be enough? We’ve scoured the country for people who are dealing with just those kinds of issues.

We’ve paired them up with some top experts and, each time, you’ll hear what happens when the person with the questions meets the person with the answers. The aim is that you get some valuable insights, too.

The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording. This content is intended for a UK audience.

Rewirement Legal & General

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 40 Ratings

In this new series of Rewirement, we tackle those questions about your financial life that keep you awake at night. Should I be saving more? What about investing? Is my pension going to be enough? We’ve scoured the country for people who are dealing with just those kinds of issues.

We’ve paired them up with some top experts and, each time, you’ll hear what happens when the person with the questions meets the person with the answers. The aim is that you get some valuable insights, too.

The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording. This content is intended for a UK audience.

    Can I retire in my 50s?

    Can I retire in my 50s?

    Gwen and Jo have very different financial circumstances but share the same dream – retiring young enough to really make the most of that free time. But how realistic is it? Listen in as they try and answer that question with the help of our expert.

    Both Gwen and Jo speak to qualified financial adviser, Jeremy Howe. Legal & General’s Matt Frain also gives some valuable pointers for our listeners.



    The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording. This content is intended for a UK audience.

    FURTHER READING & FEATURED LINKS:

    You’ll find lots of useful information on Legal & General’s website:

    https://www.legalandgeneral.com

    You can find out more on the Midlife MOT course we’ve produced with The Open University here: https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement/campaigns/midlife-mot



    Jeremy Howe is an independent financial adviser from Abacus Financial Options, based in the south west. He specialises in later life planning, and making sure people understand what their financial needs will be on their journey through retirement. www.abacusfinancialoptions.co.uk

    The Government offers a free and impartial service offering guidance on money and pension choices at MoneyHelper: https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/enYou can find an independent financial adviser at https://www.unbiased.co.uk/

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    • 32 min
    Problems to Prosperity!

    Problems to Prosperity!

    Amy and Dan hit a crisis when Dan confessed that he had more debt than his annual salary. How they turned their finances around will inspire you. Plus, hear what our expert can tell them about how the cash they’ve now managed to save, can work as hard for them as possible.

    To get some expert ideas and financially savvy suggestions, Amy & Dan speak to qualified financial adviser Andrew Scouller. Legal & General’s Matt Frain also gives some valuable pointers for our listeners.

    The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording. This content is intended for a UK audience.

    FURTHER READING & FEATURED LINKS:

    You’ll find lots of useful information on Legal & General’s website:

    https://www.legalandgeneral.com

    You can find out more on the Midlife course we’ve produced with The Open University here: https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement/campaigns/midlife-mot



    Andrew Scouller is an independent financial adviser from Phil Anderson Financial Services. He specialises in retirement planning and investments. He prides himself in helping people live happy and productive retirements – no matter what age they start thinking about it. You can find out more here: https://www.philandersonfinancial.co.uk/

    The Government offers a free and impartial service offering guidance on money and pension choices at MoneyHelper: https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en

    You can find an independent financial adviser at https://www.unbiased.co.uk/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Rewirement Series 3 Trailer

    Rewirement Series 3 Trailer

    In this new series of Rewirement, we tackle those questions about your financial life that keep you awake at night. Should I be saving more? What about investing? Is my pension going to be enough? We’ve scoured the country for people who are dealing with just those kinds of issues. We’ve paired them up with some top experts and, each time, you’ll hear what happens when the person with the questions meets the person with the answers.  The aim is that you get some valuable insights, too.

    The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording. This content is intended for a UK audience.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 sec
    CARE AND INDEPENDENCE IN RETIREMENT

    CARE AND INDEPENDENCE IN RETIREMENT

    Across this series we’ve been hearing from people who are getting the most out of their retirement and living their dreams.

    But whilst many of us can forget to plan for the unexpected, those who have different needs can assume some plans are out of reach.

    In this episode Angellica Bell meets Feyi, a sandwich-generation mum whose experiences caring for her mother through dementia inspired her to start a company that she hopes will help others in similar situations. As a carer, Feyi explains why her view of retirement has made her think differently about financial planning.

    Meanwhile, newlyweds Heather and Alan share their story of falling in love in their 70s, having met on a walking holiday. Alan’s losing his eyesight so he and Heather share their tips for planning a lifestyle that allows Alan to stay as active and independent as he always has been. From the setup in their new flat to choosing a place to live that has everything you need within reach, they take us through their observations.

    Legal and General’s Sam Roberts and Care Sourcer’s Andrew Parfery are in the studio to chat about the realities of caring for someone later in life. They share their thoughts on planning ahead – preparing for the worst but hoping for the best - as well as resources for further support for those with care needs and their carers. If you’re worried about the financial side of planning for care in retirement, there are also sound suggestions from Sam on how you can fund things.

     

    POINTS OF INTEREST AND LINKS

    Read more on the topic here:

    https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement/rewirement/care-in-retirement 

    Find out more about retirement planning from Legal & General: https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement

    Feyi’s company

    http://www.theblackdementiacompany.com

    Follow on Twitter @blackdementiaco

    Traveleyes: Holiday company for blind and sighted travellers:

    https://www.traveleyes-international.com/

    The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording.

    This content is intended for a UK audience.

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    LOVE AND CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS IN LATER LIFE

    LOVE AND CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS IN LATER LIFE

    Life is full of surprises, twists and turns, and sometimes, so are the relationships we have.

    In this episode of Rewirement, Angellica Bell talks to savvy retirees on how they’ve navigated changes in their relationships in later life.

    We meet Jane, who rekindled a connection with an old flame and embarked on a new romance aged 66. And Christine chats to us about how she and her second husband blended their families, with seven children between them!

    While age does bring the benefit of experience, it doesn’t make the emotions of new and changing relationships any less exciting – or delicate! Psychologist Jo Hemmings is well versed in helping people find new love and communicate successfully, even when emotions are running high and money is involved. She joins Angellica and Legal & General’s Sara McLeish to discuss how big life changes like divorce can impact your financial situation and mean you have some re-imagining to do.

    Listen for considerations on how changes in your lifestyle and life partner can impact your retirement finances and any inheritance you might want to leave. Plus get some great suggestions for how to manage those conversations effectively.

    POINTS OF INTEREST AND LINKS

    Read more on the topic here:

    https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement/rewirement/love-in-retirement

    Find out more about retirement planning from Legal & General: https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement

    Follow Jo Hemmings on Twitter @TVpsychologist

    http://www.johemmings.co.uk

    The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording.

    This content is intended for a UK audience.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    RELOCATION, RELOCATION, RELOCATION!

    RELOCATION, RELOCATION, RELOCATION!

    If you’ve dreamed of selling up and heading for the hills in your retirement years, this episode is packed with all the wise words, suggestions and inspiration you need!

    Angellica Bell meets colourful ‘rewirees’ Tina and Jennifer. Tina started planning for retirement in her 30s and took early retirement in her 50s to live in Spain. When Jennifer retired, she and her husband sold their Hertfordshire home and bought a narrowboat to live on.

    Tina gives some tips on things you can do to make sure you’re well-prepared for the emotional and practical side of living abroad in later life, from making new friends to understanding the language, culture and healthcare.

    Jennifer explains how she and her husband did some careful planning before taking to an active life on the water. They’ve planned their retirement income to make sure they have enough for any major boat repairs AND a good holiday every year, which naturally often ends up being a cruise!

    Angellica then talks with Celia Dodd – author of ‘Not Fade Away: how to thrive in retirement’, as well as Legal & General’s Andrew Kail. They’ll help cover off your checklist for relocating in retirement, from doing your practical research and making sure you’re prepared emotionally and financially for any extra costs a new location may bring, while dreaming big.

    POINTS OF INTEREST AND LINKS

    Read more on the topic here:

    https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement/rewirement/relocating-in-retirement

    https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement/rewirement/retirement-hotspots

    Find out more about retirement planning from Legal & General: https://www.legalandgeneral.com/retirement

    Follow Celia Dodd on Twitter @celia_dodd

    http://www.celiadodd.co.uk

    Celia is author of ‘Not Fade Away: how to thrive in retirement’

    The views and thoughts expressed on this podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Legal & General. This podcast does not constitute or replace the need for financial advice. Content was relevant at the time of recording.

    This content is intended for a UK audience.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Lillian Stone72 ,

Fascinating stories

Really opens your eyes to the possibilities for life after 50. Amazing real life stories.

Rebecca Shippy ,

Interesting listen

Made me think about what I might do in my retirement. I like the idea about challenging ideas around ageing.

Karen MD ,

A helpful tool when thinking about retirement

This series gives bitesize chunks of information in a non technical way. It’s nice to hear what other people are doing. I understand the options available a little bit better after listening.

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