RETIREMENT WILL BE A ‘FINANCIAL STRUGGLE’ FOR 23% OF WORKERS
OLDER workers are more downbeat about their chances of having enough money to enjoy themselves in retirement than younger employees, a survey by Aviva has found.
Only one-in-seven (13%) people aged 56-65 think they will have enough cash to really enjoy their retirement, as do 12% of 46-55-year-olds.
This compares with nearly a quarter (24%) of 22-30-yearolds and 19% of 31-45-year-olds, who are confident they’ll have enough put by to really enjoy their later years.
Across all age groups, nearly a quarter (23%) of workers believe their retirement is likely to be a financial struggle.
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS ARE IN FOR FESTIVE TREATS, SURVEY FINDS
TWO-THIRDS of dog-owners say they buy Christmas gifts for their pets, according to American Express.
The research found that the festive season is a bumper time for the nation’s dogs, as doting owners will spend an average of £18.42 per dog on treats and gifts.
A quarter (25%) of dogs will receive a Christmas stocking, and over one in 10 (12%) will find themselves dressed for the season in a canine Christmas jumper!
NOMINATE YOUR SCIENTIFIC CELEBRITY FOR £50 BANKNOTE
THE Bank of England has received more than 174,000 nominations so far for who from the field of science should appear on its new £50 banknote.
People can nominate until December 14.
See bankofengland.co.uk/ banknotes/50-pound-notenominations for details.
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