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#870308 - 14th Apr 2014 7:30pm Workplace pension
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Is anyone out there a financial whizz?

I've never paid into a pension for a number of reasons, mainly working fairly low paid jobs and also not entirely trusting the whole annuity thing future worth.

Anyway with this auto opt in coming in and the changes coming in whereby you don't have to purchase an annuity I'm considering it to use as a bit of a savings plan maybe for the exotic holiday I keep telling myself I will be taking!

I just have a question if anyone can assist....(my work are doing a q&a session but to save a three hour round trip I thought I'd ask here.

I'm hoping to take early retirement before I'm 50, will I be able to draw the money out then or would I need to be around state pension age or take medical retirement?

Thanks

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#870313 - 14th Apr 2014 8:04pm Re: Workplace pension [Re: kittykat]
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You really need expert advice on this question as there are so many rules about retiring early.

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#870328 - 14th Apr 2014 8:15pm Re: Workplace pension [Re: kittykat]
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Hi Kitty,if you can afford to retire in your 40's having never paid into a pension I don't think you need any financial advice from anyone on here. Good luck.

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#870339 - 14th Apr 2014 8:35pm Re: Workplace pension [Re: ludwigvan]
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Thanks guys.

It's still a fingers crossed hope at the moment Ludwigvan. I was just if I can really pay into something for around ten years whilst my employer pays too and then get my hands on the pot at the end of it really.

You know what they say about things that sound too good to be true......

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#870360 - 14th Apr 2014 9:15pm Re: Workplace pension [Re: kittykat]
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Absolutely no doubt that you need to consult a pensions expert but I am pretty certain that you can't take a private pension till you are 55.

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#870370 - 14th Apr 2014 9:23pm Re: Workplace pension [Re: Salmon]
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Thanks Salmon.

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#870677 - 16th Apr 2014 6:54pm Re: Workplace pension [Re: kittykat]
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Plus most pensions will only let you take out a certain percentage of your money in a lump sum. Usually 25% iirc. Earliest you can take it is 55.

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