5 quick ways to boost your re­tire­ment cof­fers

YOURS (UK) - - Good To Know - Source: Cred­it­fix

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Con­tinue work­ing. de­fer­ring your state pen­sion for 12 months can lead to a 5.8 per cent in­crease per year.

2

En­sure your home is en­ergy ef­fi­cient by in­su­lat­ing the walls and see if you can get so­lar panels in­stalled. Some com­pa­nies run free ini­tia­tives or check el­i­gi­bil­ity via www.gov.uk/ en­ergy-grants-cal­cu­la­tor.

3

Check your lo­cal home Im­prove­ment agency (www.find­my­hia.org.uk or call 0300 124 0315) who will help re­pair any prob­lems you have in your home, free of charge.

4

Switch your en­ergy provider, po­ten­tially sav­ing hun­dreds. It’s easy to do by call­ing yours Switch­ing En­ergy on 0800 008 7777 or www.en­er­gy­helpline.com/ yours

5

Com­pare your coun­cil tax band to your neigh­bour’s us­ing www.gov.uk /coun­cil-tax-bands. you may have been over­pay­ing for years and could be miss­ing out on thou­sands.

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