Questions tagged [pension]

For questions related to pension, which are usually contracts to pay an individual a fixed sum after retirement from an organization or service.

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What should I invest in other than pension or real estate

I live in South Africa, and the country is not exactly going in a good direction. I am 24 years old. I would like to start investing in something for my future. One option is to get a pension fund. ...
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When is paying into a UK pension bad tax planning? (LTA)

UK Pensions are great for the tax breaks that they give as you pay into them (up to 45%), and as the pension generates value, but if you exceed the lifetime allowance (LTA = £1,055,000 in 2019-2020) ...
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Are UK pensions taxed twice?

I, like many, have a workplace pension. I pay taxes through PAYE and file a self assessment covering all other income. My understanding is that your personal pension pot is 25% tax free then you pay ...
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As a contractor, should I overpay my mortgage or contribute to a pension?

My specific situation is:- Early 30s Software contractor via a ltd company Resident in Scotland Higher-rate taxpayer Mortgage at ~5% (variable 4.5% above BoE), LTV about 75%. I'm allowed to overpay ...
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How do I know if my UK workplace pension scheme is trustworthy?

In the UK, employers are required by law to automatically enrol most employees in a workplace pension. I've recently been autoenroled in such a scheme. However, I'm conscious of the fact that the ...
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How safe/secure is the Universities Superannuation Scheme?

I don't know if this may be too broad, but I was hoping someone can give me some guidance. I don't know a huge amount about pension schemes (or finance for that matter!) but I have a job opportunity ...
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Protection against loss of investments if a fund provider fails

What would happen to my pension or ISA investment in a fund (such as Vanguard LifeStrategy 60) if the provider of that fund failed and went out of business? I understand that FSCS protects against ...
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How much money do I lose when I move from defined benefit pension plan to a hybrid pension plan

I am moving from a company with a defined benefit pension plan to one with a hybrid pension plan(DB + DC). I understand that the defined benefit pension plan uses a set formula to calculate the ...
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Risks of selecting a pension plan in the USA

I am looking at a possible employment opportunity with a state-affiliated institution in the United States. They offer a couple of options for retirement plans, and one of them is a pension plan. Of ...
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How to report contributions to UK pension (USS) on US taxes?

I am a United States citizen living and working in the United Kingdom. I am enrolled in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension plan. Do contributions to this plan need to be reported on my ...
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What's the best way of dealing with pensions in the UK

I'm currently living in Cambridge, UK. My company contributes 5-15% of the salary to the pension. I'm planning to permanently move abroad in 3 years. I can opt out of the pension, or stay in the ...
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How to properly compare pension vs Roth IRA?

I am trying to compare the benefits of a federal pensions system FERS vs simply investing the money myself with a Roth IRA. I'm assuming that I work in a federal job for several years, but retire ...
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Calculating annual pension contribution including defined benefit (UK)

I'm trying to understand how to calculate how much money I can pay into pensions this year. I understand how to calculate the annual allowance, which isn't the problem: instead, I need to understand ...
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Residential requirement for Canadian living abroad to collect pensions?

I have been told by numerous individuals that one is required to return to Canada for a certain period of time, whilst living abroad, in order to continue to collect my Senior benefits from the ...
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Are Netherlands“second pillar” pensions USA Section 402 compliant?

I am a US citizen and work in the Netherlands as an employee for a Dutch company. In the Netherlands, the retirement pension system is based on three pillars: the public pension scheme, akin to the ...
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Moving out of the UK. What should I do with my UK personal pension?

I have been working for a few years in the UK and my employers created personal pensions and contributed to them. Now I'm moving out of the UK and I'm not sure what to do with these. As far as I know, ...
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Death benefit into IRA or cash for mortgage

I am the beneficiary of what was left in my mom's state pension fund. I don't know how much it is, but the state estimates most people run through their pension funds (when they chose that option) in ...
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Do pension pots get interest? [closed]

Pension pot is the money, the employee and sometimes the employer and the government pay that gets accumulated into pension fund. But my question is, that this pension fund is basically a bank ...
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Local government or private pension?

This question relates to the UK LGPS. On the surface, this seems less flexible and potentially gives less return than a private pension. Yes, private pension pay-outs fluctuate depending on the ...
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UK Pension transfer to the US

I'm a naturalized US citizen. When I lived in the UK, as a British citizen, I amassed a small pension pot (about 50,000GBP). Is there any way to get that money transferred to the US (into another ...
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Will the IRS go after foreign countries' pension if you owe taxes?

I am a 70 year old retired Irish citizen living in Ireland. I did live in the USA. Unfortunately, I recently learned that I owe the IRS $15k in taxes from a 401k withdrawal. I own nothing in the USA ...
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Do I have to pay an advisor 3% to transfer a pot of £49,000 to another pension provider?

I am looking to re-invest a stand-alone pension (originally called an AVC pension: Additional Voluntary Contributions pension) so that I can take 25% as a tax-free lump sum and retain flexibility in ...
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Retirement planning: Pension or personal saving/investing?

I work on short-term contracts that are well-paid - however, not knowing how long I will be working on a job, I have got into the habit of 'making hay while the sun shines' and saving what I can to ...
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Is National Pension Scheme(NPS) not a good investment?

NPS is a pension scheme in India. (Wikipedia says it is very close to 401(k) of USA). The basic outline of the scheme is as follows - NPS invests money in (E)quities (Max 50%), (C)orporate Bonds and (...
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Defined Benefit Lump Sum calculation

I have a Defined Benefit Pension Plan. I know how to calculate my monthly annuity (single life annuity), but can't figure out how the Lump Sum is calculated from the monthly annuity. I have been ...
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Young w/ pension plan: lump sum or annuity?

I've become fully vested in my company's pension plan, and I intend to quit in the near future to pursue other career options. It seems the pension scheme allows me to decide what to do with the ...
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Pensions, annuities, and “retirement”

I already knew about pensions, but I’ve just heard of annuities today. The DifferenceBetween.net article “Difference Between Annuity and Pension” says, A difference that can be seen between pension ...
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Is UK part of my EU state pension lost after brexit?

I worked for a few years in a few EU28 countries. According to the principle of aggregation of periods each country will contribute to my pension. I am only 27 and it doesn't seem likely that I am ...
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Does one need to pay income tax on pension income in Canada?

When a person starts getting a pension from an employer or from the government after retirement, is he supposed to pay income tax on that pension? Will he pay tax at his marginal tax rate? I would be ...
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Pension or Property: Should I invest in more properties, or in a pension?

I do not have a pension but have a rental property (which breaks even). Question is, do I invest in more properties or take out a pension ? I am worried if I go down the pension route I would lose ...
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Projected Benefit Obligation vs Accumulated Benefit Obligation

I am looking at an annual report from a company, with the goal being to assess the financial standing of their pension plan. I have come across a chart that outlines the companies pension liabilites, ...
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Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund contribution strategy

I'm moving to Hong Kong and understand that (almost) every employer and employee must contribute to the MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) pension fund. However the maximum contribution levels are very ...
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How much can I save if I don't own a car? A worked example comparing car to pension

I don't drive and I've never enjoyed driving. Moreover my eyesight is very poor and I fear I may be a danger on the road. However, some 'friends' and family don't get this, so I want to show a ...
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(UK) Is pension provider obliged to confirm opt out

(Question is in context of UK only) Background Government is currently phasing in an auto-enrollement for private penions. Employers must automatically enroll employeess onto private pension scheme. ...
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Should the difference between taxable pay and gross pay be roughly equal to pension contributions

I am in the UK. My employeer changed payroll provider and ever since there has been many issues. With my old provider the difference between taxible pay and gross pay was almost exactly the pension ...
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Understanding my pension plan

My employer offers a pension plan. According to the plan documents: Effective November 1, 2009 you accrue benefits on a monthly basis under the 2009 Benefit Formula, the sum of which determines a ...
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Having worked overseas and accrued a pension, can I transfer it to my country of origin?

As a Brit who worked in South Africa for a few years and accrued a pension, now I've returned is it possible to transfer said pension tax-free to a UK pension provider (SIPP or otherwise)?
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Is Private Pension Worth It

I am 23 and now looking into what to do with some leftover monthly money. My question is whether getting a pension is worth it or not. Are pensions in general just scams? Am I just wasting money on a ...
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How to balance the risk of owning one real estate?

I am about 45 years old and recently began to receive a US government pension, which I do not require for current expenses. The monthly payment is about a quarter of my living expenses, but due to my ...
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Tax sheltered investment vehicles for retirement in Canada

Is there any investment vehicles to tax shelter income for retirement on top of RRSP & Pension? I know about LIRA. When you switch job you usually get your pension funds transferred into LIRA. ...
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Relationship between RRSP and Pension plan in Canada

What is relationship between RRSP and Pension? I know that contribution to Pension Plan reduces your contribution limit to RRSP but is it only certain kind of Pension Plan or all? Does it matter if it ...
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Continue contributing to pension vs waiving FICA

This is my first post! I have a little dilemma I have to decide whether I want to continue stop contributing to my city pension with the benefit that I will be able to waive FICA. Let me give some ...
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Do I have to pay into Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as part time contractor?

I have a fulltime job with a company but in my spare time I do some contractor work for a few clients I gathered overtime. I understand that I have to pay income tax at the end of the year over my ...
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I am a foreigner withdrawing a USA pension. Do I file a state tax return?

I am a citizen of a European country who worked a couple of years in the USA, then moved back to Europe. I withdrew my 401(a) pension last year as a lump sum and need to know how this is taxable. ...
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Cold email from DeVere Germany, who are they?

I recently received an email out of the blue from deVere Germany talking about my UK pension and Brexit. I've never had contact with the company before and never gave out my email to them. Apparently ...
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How to evaluate the value of a (state) pension

I read a few articles and posts about putting some money aside for retirement, but it was mostly for America/Canada where if I understand it right, you have to actively save your money in 401K/RRSP. ...
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Start working at age 58. What's probable pension amount?

My dad (58 years old) recently received US Green Card. He is working now as an independent contractor (truck driver) in Pennsylvania state and gets 1099 form at the end of the year. CPA office, where ...
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Making up National Insurance shortfall when working abroad

I lived and worked in the UK for several years, but now live and work elsewhere in the EEA, where I will remain indefinitely. (I have no plans to return to the UK to work or retire, but anything's ...
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What is the age at which pensions are no longer taxed in Pennsylvania?

I have a pension from Lockheed Martin that I started receiving when I was 59. I am now 63, and they are still taking PA taxes out, even though, according to my understanding, the rule is that pension ...
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Can a person work after “retiring” and receiving a pension?

Can a person work after "retiring" and receiving a pension? For example, in Illinois public workers are eligible to "retire" at age 59 and receive 75% of their salary at the time. So, for example, a ...