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This post was originally published on 22/02/18 - any information is correct as of the date of publish. For the most up to date information speak to one of our retirement team on 0800 6899 335 or contact us.

A penny for your thoughts into pounds for your pension

With an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts swimming around the average person’s mind every day, it’s easy to appreciate where the expression ‘lost in thought’ originates from.

And for soon-to-be retirees, it could be forgiven that the imagination can often run away– transporting current consciousness to a future filled with fun, family, freedom and a lot more time.

But here’s a sobering thought amongst that constant flow of mental traffic for those approaching retirement – have you taken the time to focus on your finances at retirement?

The conscious, active, cognitive process of thinking helps us to make new connections and create meaning but with so many emotions, ideas and opinions to consider before embarking on the ‘golden age’, balancing thought and action can be a challenge, with difficult decisions to make.

This month, World Thinking Day (22 February 2018) offers the perfect opportunity for people at all stages of life to channel their thoughts and focus on what is important to them.

The global initiative encourages people to think about the impact of their actions, and at My Pension Expert impact is always our first thought.

With our experienced team of independent financial advisers we aim to change the lives of our customers by helping them to take action, and improve their pension outcomes.

Using our unique bidding system My Pension Expert will search the whole of the market so you don’t have to. We can find a pension product that’s tailored to your personal circumstances, considering your health, wealth and lifestyle, to meet your future financial goals.

Having access to the entire market ensures we negotiate the highest annual income for all of our customers, meaning you can get the most from your pension pot, and with our trained experts at every step of the process they help you to understand all of your options before making a decision.

If changing provider is on your mind, this simple thought could prove to be your brightest idea yet, an FCA study showed that 60% of customers didn’t bother to shop around, yet 80% of those would have got a better rate. Now there’s a thought.

So, isn’t it time to put your pension front of mind? Why not give one of our friendly Retirement Technicians a call today free on 0800 689 9335 and find out how you can turn thoughts to action for a better financial future.