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Beat the Pensions Crisis by Claire Brinn, Mr. Brian Wood

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4

Inside information

We have already said that the huge amount of information available on pensions makes them difficult to understand. In this chapter we pick out just a few key concepts that will enable you to get under the skin of how pensions work, and take control over some of your key decisions. Taking time to get to grips with these represents a fairly small effort for a big potential pay-off.

There are four key concepts that will give you the inside track. They are:

  1. Your pension pot – the total amount of money, from whatever source, that you could use to buy a pension.
  2. The price of your pension – how much you would need to pay for every £1 of pension income.
  3. Your pension gap – the difference between the amount of pension you would like, ...

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