Most of us dream of what we’ll do when we stop working — seeing more of the world and more of our families are just two dreams that top the list according to a survey by The top five retirement dreams are as follows:

  1. The ability to go on regular holidays
  2. To go travelling
  3. Being in a position to help children/grandchildren get on the property ladder
  4. To go on a cruise
  5. To buy a new car

However, all these dreams have one thing in common — which is that they’re not likely to come true without careful retirement planning. We all know retirement is definitely going to happen, sooner or later, so planning for it as thoroughly as possible is only common sense. Tellingly, of those who dreamed of retirement globetrotting, just 16 per cent were confident that they’d have the money to do so. It’s a very depressing figure — it suggests that most of those dreams are already seen as pipe dreams. Nearly half (43 per cent) of respondents said they weren’t confident of making their retirement dreams a reality.

As Chartered Financial Planners, The Financial Planning Group work with our clients in an ongoing relationship, to ensure their retirement aspirations are kept on track — if you would like to speak to us about your own financial situation or retirement planning options, please call us on 0800 731 7614 or by e-mail at and we’d be delighted to help.

It’s never too soon to plan for your retirement. 

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