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"I have lost over £40,000 so far and had to sell my house": Moneywise hears from women affected by the state pension age change

On International Women’s Day, Moneywise publishes some of the letters we received from women affected by the state pension age changes

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The cost of changing women's state pension age: have women born in the 1950s been short-changed?

In 1995, the government announced plans to increase women’s state pension age from 60 to 65 in line with men’s. As a result, many women in their early 60s now are facing financial hardship.

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Victory for campaign groups as high court orders judicial review of women's state pension age increases

A high court judge has granted a judicial review to determine whether recent increases to women’s state pension age were lawful.

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Critical cover women simply can’t afford to ignore

Mums are less likely than dads to take out a critical illness insurance policy, but everyone with dependants should consider one. If you were to become seriously ill, it could offer a financial lifeline

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Men have pension pots worth FIVE TIMES more than women at retirement, report reveals

Women are retiring with pension pots significantly smaller than their male counterparts due to obstacles to saving at every stage of their lives, a new report suggests. 

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Dame Helen Morrissey: Men and women need to work together to bring more women into the boardroom

As the number of female board members reaches nearly one in three, Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at Legal & General, says this has been achieved because men have been involved.

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Divorced women missing out fair share of pension money in retirement, Age UK warns

Thousands of women going through divorce could be losing out on significant sums of money in retirement because they are unaware of a legal entitlement to their ex’s private pension, Age UK has warned.

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Does my daughter’s career matter as much as my son’s?

Our children are born equal. We have the same hopes and dreams for them. However, many parents probably wouldn’t admit that their expectations for their children are different according to their genders.

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Retirement gender gap as women fail to engage with their pensions

A survey by pension and investment company Aegon reveals that one in three women don’t know how much they have saved in their pension pots. That compared to just one in five men.

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Make sure all things are equal in your joint finances

Assumptions about men being the main breadwinner in a relationship may be dying out, but the UK still has a long way to go before couples take an equal role in managing their finances and investments.

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