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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:ok, so today i get back from an art exhibition which was very good!! (pre raphealite)
and i walk in my front door to find an envelope for me (i get very excited when i get mail)

and then i open it up and its from the state pension people, so i'm thinking this is awfully strange and it was telling to start saving for retirement and make myself a pension plan. how weird and i only turned 16 last week.

can anyone tell me the logic behind this or has anyone experienced anything similar, as i just dont get it! lol.
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UCOF
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Posted:maybe they know something you dont?

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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:like what that i'm secretly 30 or something lol!

i really hope this can be explained


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Posted:i got one too. everyone should get one when they turn 16.

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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:why though its stupid!

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flid

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Posted:stupid to save money towards a pension confused

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Gayle......!
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Posted:You really need to take the advice they give you. At 16 i never thought about pensions. Now, at age 23, i've been paying into my private work one for 6 years and judging by the predictions about our generations pensions i'm sure glad i am.

You might not want to think about it or think you're too young but waiting until you are thirty and then doing something about it is too late.

Aren't i sad ubblol but at least when i stop working at the stupid age they're predicting (70) i'll have some money which i'm going to spend on super charging my granny scooter ubblol


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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:lol cool. but i mean i still think its a bit unfair to put this pressure on 16 yr olds who have just left school thinking about college exam results flying hormones and then on top of that pensions they make the real world life start far too young i think personally.

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Posted:it's not pressure babe. it's sensible. you don't HAVE do do it if you don't want to. if you do you will get a good pension when you retire if not you will get a crappy state one n be poor.

but i will take you shopping if you're poor hunny hug


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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:thats it i'm marrying a rich old man and then inherit all his money in like 2 years when he dies !!!!

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Posted:ubblol will you take me shopping?

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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:oh yeah of course!

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:im 26 and dont have a pension or saving i have a total of 600 to my name and im happy

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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onewheeldave
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Posted:Given the pension scandels over the past few years, and the fact that by the time we're going to be getting them, it looks like there will be huge social issues due to 'old' people outnumbering young ones to a greater extent than ever before; I think there are maybe grounds for questioning the wisdom of inputing into pension schemes.

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Mint Sauce
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"There have been more births than deaths in the UK in every year since 1901, with 1976 as the only exception."
National Statistics.com


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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newgabe
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Posted:There's an astonishing logic about compound interest (getting interest this year on the interest earned last year...) that shows that people who save a bit young and then leave it are going to be amazingly ahead of people who start later, even if those late starters put heaps of money away.....



So actually putting away a few dollars a week into somehting that earns interest from 16 is an excellent idea. ubbidea



The difficulty of course is where? Many pension schemes etc charge annual fees/management fees etc that can eat away at gains. So put it somewhere with the lowest fees you can/ reasonably high interest. A tiny bit of attention to this now could be worth a dozen wonderful benefits later... travel, better housing, amazing 21st century glowpoi!



I paid no attention to this whatsoever when I was young, travelled, had a great life... now I am 52 and still totally broke!!! Doesn't matter to me much now but I suspect it will a lot in 10-15 years time, when I don't want to /can't work so much /if my health was to go etc. Or if I want to do the sorts of favours to my kids my parents have been able to do for me....

The other thing the currently 'older' generations' were able to do well was to buy property.. though the ratio between annual income and prices is vastly different now to what it was...



Not that I expect any 16 year old to pay the slightest attention to this! (mind you my 14 year old daughter is very aware of this stuff.. has been saving for years ever since she realised about the compound interest thing.... I just had to twist her arm to persuade her to follow in my footsteps and spend her life savings travelling!) rolleyes


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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:cool i'm taking all the information given to me in account but why cant i just save without a pension plan i have been saving since the age of 19 days old. not my choice like though lol.
so i already have 600 pound banged up in an account.
i cant touch untill my parents take it out for me though. well i not a mass fan on travelling because i get paranoid but i do want to visit japan before i die so i guess saving would be a good option but why a pension plan why not just advise young people to save in a savings account at a bank confused


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newgabe
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Posted:Possibly because pension plans 'lock it away' so you can't get at it and be tempted to spend it.

There are also probably lots of nastier reasons like...the people who run the pension plans make a lot of money out of them that they donate to the political parties who are in government!!!

Whichever way it works for you: bank savings, pension plans (where they are investing your money 'on your behalf' and giving you part of the profits....) property, art dealing... Whatever your gig is! Good luck!


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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:thank you

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