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UK MNer who isn't retired? Take our survey to win a £300 voucher!

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EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Sep-18 14:41:22

We are interested in finding out your thoughts on pensions and retirement planning.

This survey is open to all UK Mumsnetters who are yet to retire.

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

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Thanks and good luck!


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Butteredparsn1ps Wed 19-Sep-18 16:57:22

Done. The biggest changes DH and I have had to factor in haven't been to do with our personal circumstances, but because the goalposts have been moved for both the state pension and our company schemes which we have paid into since the 80's. Bitter.

iklboo Wed 19-Sep-18 17:05:37

Done - agree with the ever changing goalposts and uncertain economic future having an impact.

RedRosie Wed 19-Sep-18 17:28:30

Done. Although I never win!

mizu Wed 19-Sep-18 19:47:08

Just done. Hope I win grin

LittleMe03 Wed 19-Sep-18 20:04:56


iLoveSpaDays Wed 19-Sep-18 20:24:26


MamaOfTwoBoys Wed 19-Sep-18 21:15:50

Done... and having a bit of a stress about my pension!

WishUponAStar88 Wed 19-Sep-18 21:24:28

Done. Nhs pension but uncertain on retirement age etc as I’m in my 30s so it’ll increase before I get there I’m sure!

ThreeFish Wed 19-Sep-18 21:27:01

Done. The issue with my pension is that I was led to believe that I would suffer a lower public sector level of pay and but be able to retire after 40 years service. Now I will have to work well beyond that.

Jeffingandeffing Wed 19-Sep-18 22:43:11

All done.

FormerlyFrikadela01 Wed 19-Sep-18 23:04:59

Done. The main thing we worry about is we both work in nhs mental health and I truly cannot imagine doing this work into my 60s. It's annoying that once upon a time the NHS also agreed with this and paid mental health officer status to people knowing that it's unrealistic you can work in certain environments beyond a certain age but they got rid of that.

GoodbyeSummer Thu 20-Sep-18 00:46:25


TownHall Thu 20-Sep-18 02:42:40

Done but I couldn't get the expenses bit to work. Too fiddly.

Also, no category for people who don't work, aren't looking for work and who have grown up kids. I'm not a SAHP, I'm not a career and I'm not unemployed.

PhilomenaButterfly Thu 20-Sep-18 04:52:56

Done! 😆

SilverHairedCat Thu 20-Sep-18 07:28:32

Done. My pension planning is pretty good, but that's because I started aged 22. It saddens me that I have many friends and colleagues in their 40s who have nothing at all, as I don't trust the government to pay the state pension out at all.

RestingBitchFaced Thu 20-Sep-18 09:04:51


NoSixPlease Thu 20-Sep-18 09:41:58


JC4PMPLZ Thu 20-Sep-18 10:05:48

pah - pensions, bitter changes - loss of Final Salary to career average and now the loss of that too.....pensions are shit.

ibuiltahomeforyou Thu 20-Sep-18 17:24:48

I've increased pension payments recently as I had a pay rise. I'm 34 with a one year old.

I think the current advice is pretty terrible - the whole 'you should have saved £100,000 by the time you're 30' myth is completely designed to cause stress at a time when young people can't even get on the property ladder. Surely better advice would be whether it's instead useful to concentrate on getting a mortgage first before worrying about a pension?

Ariclock Thu 20-Sep-18 19:40:08


HerRoyalFattyness Thu 20-Sep-18 20:24:21


muddypuddlejumping Thu 20-Sep-18 20:50:09

Done ✅

OfficeDictionary Thu 20-Sep-18 23:25:24


claza93 Fri 21-Sep-18 06:01:51


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