Monday 19 March 2018

LIVE BLOG: Are you paying enough into your pension?

Richard Hales

Blog now closed. Richard Hales answered your questions about pensions. Back again next week, Nov 3rd 2-3pm

How do you plan to sustain your current lifestyle while planning for the future?  Thinking about a pension is a great first step - a pension is a practical and cost-effective way for you to plan for your retirement.

Only 47% of Irish workers have a pension* and as we’re all living longer, it means that more and more people will have a gap in their savings, and might not be able to sustain their lifestyle when they retire.  The good news is that it’s never too late to start a pension plan to help you enjoy the longest holiday of your life – your retirement!

You can take a first step to shaping your future now: work out what your pension gap is by using Aviva’s simple calculator at


Richard leads Aviva’s Pensions Technical Services team responsible for providing technical pensions knowledge. This involves a daily interaction with Aviva’s broker consultants and brokers. He has re-joined Aviva since January 2015 having worked here previously for a number of years and has over 15 years experience in the life & pensions industry. Richard is a Qualified Financial Adviser, Retirement Planning Adviser & Tax Technician.

*Source: Aviva September 2016

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