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Managing my money

This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

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24 hrs
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What is the pension triple lock, and how has it become an election issue? article icon

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What is the pension triple lock, and how has it become an election issue?

Jonquil Lowe explains why promises about pensions have become important in the election debates.

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What is National Insurance and what is it used for? article icon

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What is National Insurance and what is it used for?

Before Phillip Hammond backed down on his plans to change National Insurance rates for the self-employed, the OU's Jonquil Lowe explored why the proposals had proved so controversial.

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What is the 2015 Autumn Statement all about? article icon

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What is the 2015 Autumn Statement all about?

The OU's Alan Shipman offers a guide to the things to watch for when George Osborne presents his autumn statement this Wednesday.

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Managing my investments: your questions answered video icon

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Managing my investments: your questions answered

In these videos, experts Martin Upton, Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford sit down to answer a number of pressing questions learners studying Managing My Investments have.

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1 hr
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Managing your retirement: your questions answered video icon

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Managing your retirement: your questions answered

Martin Upton sits down with Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford to discuss some of the questions about retirement raised by learners studying Managing My Investments.

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Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek? article icon

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Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek?

As the Chancellor seeks to unlock more pension savings, are there risks alongside the benefits on offer?

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Free course: Managing my investments

OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Managing my investments is an ideal starting point.

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We badly need a new minister for senior citizens article icon

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We badly need a new minister for senior citizens

Our older population is increasingly neglected by society and their needs are being ignored by politicians of all parties, writes Duncan Barkes.

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Annihilating annuities article icon

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Annihilating annuities

They look like a trap, but we may miss them when they‘re gone, writes Alan Shipman.

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Buy that Lamborghini, Grandad, and pull the economy along in your slipstream article icon

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Buy that Lamborghini, Grandad, and pull the economy along in your slipstream

Last week's budget was a budget for saving – the Coalition, argues Alan Shipman.

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The pensions timebomb

Over the last three decades major events, scandals and regulations have shocked the pension system. Have the public lost faith in occupational and private pensions? Should the state pension be enough to see us through our old age? And with the non-working to working ratio continuing to rapidly increase, who will pay? We hear from those that were directly affected by the scandals of the 90's and the collapse in private pensions since - and from the experts whose job it is to help us make provisions for old age. This material forms part of The Open University course DB234 Personal investment in an uncertain world

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