This Working Life

This Working Life: Preparation is key to living your best life after work

It’s never been a more timely moment to begin broadening the conversations we have about what retirement planning is

By feeling financially prepared for when you finish working, you’ll have greater freedom to consider other aspects of retirement that are equally important. Picture: Getty

Alan McCarthy is head of distribution at Standard Life, the life assurance, pensions and long-terms savings company

It’s been a high-profile year for retirement planning in Ireland. The government’s announcement on the anticipated retirement savings system continues to generate public debate, and the Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) also published a stark report outlining a forecasted decline in home ownership in the years ahead and what this means for future retirees.

The pensions market ...