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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Does it make sense to contribute extra payments to European state pension funds, considering the projected birth rates?

The average total fertility rate in Europe is below 2.0, which means that with each passing year the workers-to-retirees ratio will keep decreasing. From my understanding this makes it likely that ...
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Why would someone who thought they will work until they die contribute to a pension plan?

One of the shocking graphs going round at the moment is from many millennials expect to work until they die: Now I'm a UK millennial who wants to retire early, however if I did think I were going to ...
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Retirement - Annuity or not?

I have a pension worth around £150k and am due to retire soon. With the new pension rules in the UK, what would be some good options to maximise my income post-retirement? Annuity - I will be ...
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How can I be sure I will receive all of my pension payments when I have worked for many employers?

Most people will work for many employers in their lifetime. In the UK, your employer contributes to your pension. My question is, when I come to retire how can I be guaranteed to have access to all ...
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How to save on taxes due on a lump sum pension payment

Upon resigning from a company, if employer offers a lump sum pension payment of 100k, what are some ways to save on tax on this 100k? Assuming this 100k, is the only income that year, the RRSP room is ...
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Taxes in the UK

I am an EU citizen that recently moved to the UK. I lived in another EU country for the last few years and started a pension saving account there. This account is still open but I live and work in the ...
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What is the method to calculate pension adjustment as shown on a T4?

How does an employer calculate Pension Adjustment (Box 52 on T4). Is it the amount of money that the employer contributes on my behalf each year to the company's pension plan + any optional ...
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Pension + Pay Compensation Calculation

How would you do a simplified calculation of your compensation with an added pension. E.G. Your pay is $50,000. Your employer will pay you roughly $0.33 for every dollar you earn after you retire. It ...
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How can I estimate future pension pot limit?

To ensure I don't overflow my pension in future, I require some way of best-guessing what the pension pot limit will be when I retire (it's currently £1.25M, soon to be £1M due to new policy). ...
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Performance Figures

I'm interested in evaluating pension funds and was looking at some past performance figures. In particular these funds (see page 35). When I look at these figures, how does this relate to what I ...
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How to take care of pension funds if career is spread over many different countries?

I am a young academic from The Netherlands presently working in Sweden. Due to the nature of modern Academia, I expect that within the next 40+ years, I will be working in many different countries ...
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Should I take a separation benefit from a pension or wait until age 55 to get employer matching?

I worked at the University of Wisconsin part-time briefly, before Gov. Scott Walker's reforms. As a result I have about $2000 in the pension system, $1000 that I was required to contribute and $1000 ...
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Suggested ways to save for a comfortable retirment in the UK given the lifetime allowance limits on pensions?

I've heard the rumor that this March's UK Budget will lower the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) from £1M to £800k or even less. They might index this for inflation. That seems to me to be a pretty low ...
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OAS And spouse's allowance

I just turned 64 three months ago and am currently receiving spouse's allowance. Can I submit the OAS application now or should I wait?
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Pensions - Where to start? (UK)

What are the key decisions that I need to make and what key information should I know before starting a Pension in the UK? I am 24 and living in the UK. I want, well more like should, start a pension ...
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Can I transfer money from a personal pension to a SIPP, while leaving the original pension open?

As is fairly common in the UK with small-ish companies, my work has an agreement with a large pension provider to offer personal pensions to all employees. If you choose to open and pay into that ...
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Should I rollover my pension into an IRA?

I have roughly 15k in my pension and am 31 years old. I recently left my company and have the option to keep my pension at Bank of Montreal, or transfer it to my Roth IRA, or I can open a traditional ...
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UK income tax relief on pension contributions (higher rate)

My question is regarding UK tax relief on pensions, and there are a couple of questions. Say I earned £52,385, exactly £10k over the UK higher rate tax band of £42,385. My provider would usually claim ...
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Is it safe to have pension plans with an insurance company with a strong brand but not-that-good credit rating?

I am looking for a pension plan and as part of my investigation, I am checking the credit ratings of the company(eg Moodys). What I am seeing is that the company is having a Baa2 rating. Though the ...
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Do you still get CPP/OAS if you live outside Canada

If a Canadian citizen decides to spend retirement years outside Canada, do they still get the full amount for CPP/OAS? or do they need to have residence in Canada?
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Is the earliest retirement age set by candian government or by the employer

My employer tells me that there is a concept of an 'earliest retirement age' which happens to be 55. basically if I retire at 55 instead of 65, the formula for the company pension (not Canada pension ...
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What is the point of state pensions topup

The UK Government are offering a pension topup scheme details here: https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-topup Going on the above example, it would take 20 years to recover your initial 4k outlay ...
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Value of Pension in regards to salary negotiations

I've been advised from careers.stackexchange to post this question here as it's more financial than career advice. I've received a job offer from a company and I'm looking to make a strong counter-...
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If you are layed-off by the US Navy, do you lose retirements benefits? [closed]

Sailors in the United States Navy get a pension after 20 years of service. A few days ago, I met a man who told me he had been laid-off from the US Navy after 17 years of service and that he now ...
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Will interest rates on bank deposits ever fall close to 0 percent in India? [closed]

I wanted to know if interest rates will ever fall to close to 0 percent in India. + I would like to know that as close to 0 interest rates might affect the income earned through debt instruments at ...
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What should I take into consideration when deciding whether to transfer a pension fund?

I have a pension with a previous company, and a pension with the company I am working for now. The two pensions are very similar as far as I can tell. How should I decide whether to leave the old ...
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historical data for analysing pensions [closed]

It is my contention that one of the benefits of a pension is that it provides a system for age-averaging. Imagine three people, each born five years apart (say 1960, 1965 and 1970). These three ...
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UK Defered Pension. Lump Sum or Weekly benefits?

My mother in law chose not to retire at 60 and has worked another 5 years. At the time she chose to defer her state pension and it's been increasing in value since. Now at 65, she has chosen to retire ...
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Pension Investing dilemma

I'm 61 years old, recently retired and need to decide how to take my pension from my former employer's pension fund. This is a church-affiliated hospital system pension fund in the USA and is ...
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Housewife pension options

We live in the UK. I have a job and pay into a company provided pension (with the company then paying in some extra). My wife left her job a couple of years ago and is now a 'house wife' aka stay-at-...
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What pension options are there for a 22 year old graduate in the UK?

Following graduation last July, I've managed to save quite a significant amount of 'emergency wonga', for those rainy days or, more likely, the catastrophic end to my job. Anyway, now that I have a ...
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Financial loan/pension jiggery pokery?

Without my asking my bank has offered me a £10,000 loan over 3 year at 3.8% APR fixed. They say that over 3 years the total amount payable will be £10,586.52. This sounds quite good VFM. On the other ...
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Can you change auto-enrollment pension provider? And what happens if you change jobs?

I'm trying to figure out if someone who has been auto-enrolled in a company pension scheme can change their pension provider. I opted out of the pension provided by my company because I couldn't ...
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Should I/Can I consolidate multiple company pensions?

I've been paying into pensions since I got my first job after leaving university. I've changed jobs 4 times over 10 years and I now have a scattering of company pensions from various providers. So I'...
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What is meant by pensionable earnings

On my T4 from my employer, it says : CPP/QPP pensionable earnings. And there is an amount for this field. What does this mean? Is it the pension I am going to get when I turn 65? I dont think so. ...
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What are the pros/cons of these investment types?

My UK pension company allows me to make one-off online payments, and surprisingly I found out I can invest the money in any way I want. My options are as follows: International All Share ...
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Double entry bookkeeping for a defined benefit pension scheme

I'm a member of the UK's Civil Service pension scheme nuvos which is a defined benefit scheme and I use double-entry bookkeeping software (Gnucash). Every month this happens on my payslip: ...
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Can/should a foreign person working overseas for a US company contribute to a 401k?

Our company (US-based) is considering hiring a foreign citizen (UK) to work for us in the UK. I believe that they CAN contribute to a 401k, but should they? Do they receive the same benefits from the ...
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How to calculate the potential difference of putting money into buying my house vs paying it into a pension

I've been wondering for a while if I would be better off stopping my pension payments and paying the money off my mortgage and paying it off more quickly. Then I would rent out the house and start ...
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Should I combine all my pension pots?

I live in the UK. I have a private pension with Scottish Widows and a University pension which is superannuated. I no longer pay into the SW pension as a legacy of money difficulties in 2010 which are ...
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How much should a 24 year old contribute to a pension?

Im 24 and going to set up a pension. I don't know how much to contribute. Can anyone give any advice on how much they think I should contribute? My employer doesn't offer any pension benefits and I'm ...
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Can I still claim my Hong Kong-based MPF pension if I move elsewhere?

I am 60 year old and I will not be living in hong kong in the future, would I still be able to claim back my mpf?
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Why would you use an IFA for choosing a pension fund

I've been trying to sort out a pension fund and been talking to an advisor from st. james place, who whilst admittedly not exactly an IFA does seem to know his stuff. But their fees are relatively ...
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Is there any way to cash in a pension fund?

The last company I worked for (I'm in in the United Kingdom) had one of those schemes where the company puts a certain amount of money every month into a pension fund. I quit my job and now I keep ...
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Extra revenue for retiree receiving a basic public pension

I have an online blog that I don't use. It generates some money through ads but not enough for me to spend time on it. My mother wants to take the blog and maintain/update it herself and receive the ...
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What should I do with a low value pension that I probably won't contribute any more to?

About 7 years ago I was employed by a small company. They set up a pension fund for me which I contributed to while I was employed there. When I eventually left the company to study, I found out that ...
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How should I include pension contributions in my UK Child Benefit calculations?

I'm using the gov.uk Child Benefit Tax Calculator and I don't know how I include my pension contributions in the "Pension contributions deducted from your pay" and "Pension contributions not paid from ...
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Is it possible to use part of my pension to pay loans, or to opt out of the pension scheme altogether for a few years until my loans are paid?

I have so far worked in Singapore, Norway, and now in the UK. My knowledge about pension scheme in general is very limited. What I only know is that part of my gross salary goes to tax and part of it ...
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Undestanding the new UK Pension laws

I have this scenario and I am having problems understanding how this scenario fits into the upcoming pension laws (mentioned in the latest budget). A man who is 66 now and 67 on the 8.11.14 has ...
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Pros & cons in Hungary of investing retirement savings exclusively in silver? What better alternatives, given my concerns?

For my retirement savings, my strategy is to buy a decent amount of silver (8% of my salary, roughly 1 month) every year to put away in coin form. I am currently investing in nothing else for the long ...