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Life begins at 50

Turning 50 often makes us start to think long-term. It's usually a time in life when we have many responsibilities and people who rely on us.

So, it's often when people begin to think about their money differently and ask the big questions about life after 50.

The below articles are to help you begin to answer those questions.

Build more money for your retirement

Retirement is meant to be an enjoyable time, when you're finally free from work stress and your time is your own.

But money worries can change that.

Most people have some form of pension, either workplace or private, and as long as you've paid National Insurance for at least 10 years you should also get State Pension from the government. Yet many people don't know how much money they'll retire with. Now's the time to work out what you'll need and take steps to prepare financially for your retirement.

Find out more about managing your finances and planning for retirement:

Make the most of life in your 50s

It's a well known fact that confidence increases with age, so it stands to reason that you're now more confident and ready to take life on than ever!

Find out more about getting the most out of life:

Plan for your funeral well in advance

Managing finances for when you're no longer around is probably not something you want to think about.

But having everything in order will help your friends and family at a difficult time. Hopefully it's not something that they'll need to think about for a long time, but the sooner you have a plan in place, the easier things are likely to be.

There are a few ways you can reduce the burden on your loved ones, from having a plan for your funeral ready to go, to making sure they won't inherit debt.

Find out more about getting your affairs in order: