Why do people look to property as part of their retirement plans?
One attraction to investing in bricks and mortar in retirement is being able to see the physical asset, which you can’t in the same way with a pension. The most senior economist in the UK – Andy Haldane from the Bank of England – stated his preference for property investment as the best way to save for retirement, sparking a debate about whether property or pension was the best route 2 years ago.
For many, property investment is one aspect of their savings strategy for retirement and, for those who have already stopped working, an attractive way of supplementing their income.
Moving abroad upon retirement is an option that has become increasingly popular among Brits in recent years, with many jumping at the chance to take advantage of more affordable housing, great weather and perceived lifestyle enhancements far from the Brits shores.
What exactly does that mean ‘The happiness dividend’? Curios then you may enjoy reading ‘Mindful Money’.
The book offers a thoughtful reassessment of how money is just a tool, not the destination.
Is it possible to be a conscientious member of society and grow wealth? The author, a Buddhist and a financial planner, says yes and explains how money drives many of our decisions. We all worry about earning it, spending it, and saving it — regardless of our income level or spiritual perspective. Yet few of us understand money’s true nature. The book explores your deepest beliefs, covers topics to save, invest, pay off debt, and fund your retirement and dreams by building a lifetime income stream. With a foreword by Pulitzer Prize–winner Alice Walker, Mindful Money does all this while emphasising that money is a tool you can use to support your lifestyle, reach your goals, and earn the “happiness dividend” everyone deserves.