As a freelance broadcaster Angellica Bell knows the importance of planning for the future. In Rewirement, Angellica opens up the conversation on retirement in this eight-part podcast series, challenging the stereotypes on what we can achieve when we retire and looking at what we can all be doing to make sure we have a plan in place for when we enter the colourful world of retirement
27 May 2021
Angellica talks to two retired individuals doing incredible things per episode, such as Mick the coal miner turned ski instructor and Jacky, who went from working for an airline to obtaining a Masters in Forensic Psychology in her 50s and now flourishing as a county councillor.
Each episode looks at a different area of retirement, such as how to keep mentally and physically fit, relocating later in life and an LGBTQ+ retirement. Angellica’s guests talk about how they opened a new chapter on their lives, changed their mindsets on retirement, the happiness it has given them and why there’s no limitations on what you can do later in life. A career change doesn’t have to be something reserved for the under-25s, nor does retirement have to be about puzzle mags and cups of tea.
While the opportunities are endless, the podcast highlights the importance of planning. Top financial experts break down the retirement facts, looking at everything from how not to retire – opportunities in the job sector for older people – to how coronavirus has affected retirement, and the reasons that have led to men having almost double in their pensions pots than women. As a conversation that needs to be had well in advance of retiring, listeners will get take away tips on what we can all be doing to make sure we have a plan in place.
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.2 trillion in total assets under management* of which 39% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions. We are a leading international player in Pension Risk Transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.
*as at HY 2023
Legal & General Retail Retirement’s mission is to help its customers lead longer, healthier, happier lives. We believe everyone should be able to have a ‘more colourful retirement’. The Division comprises the Group’s retirement savings and income, later life lending and care solutions businesses. In 2020, LGRR wrote £910 million of annuity premiums and issued £791 million of lifetime and retirement interest only mortgages.
*at 31 Jun 2021