Is retirement old hat?

In this era of uncertainty, retirement can feel like an unattainable aspiration. Are we all destined to work into our twilight years or is there another way? Hannah O’Brien investigates what the future looks like for the average 40-year-old today

When did you start thinking seriously about preparing financially for your retirement? When was the last time pensions came up in conversation? For many, talk of pensions is taboo, a jinx that will only speed up the ageing process. If you’re 40 or under, it could hardly affect you – or could it?

There was a time when the goal of any worker with decent wage potential was early retirement. It was the ...