Episode 40

Published on:

13th Apr 2022

Sort your pension!

In this episode, we talk about pensions and savings, and how we should all be thinking about saving for the future. We talk to Brendon Maton an experienced freelance journalist who writes about investing and savings and Hannah Smith, a freelance financial journalist specialising in investment management and personal finance, about the best options out there for freelance journalists. 

Brendon Maton

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendan-maton-23372010/

Hannah Smith 

Twitter: @hannah_fran_

Website: https://www.hannahsmithjournalist.co.uk/



Money helper https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en

Government basic pension https://www.gov.uk/state-pension

An example of a pension provider https://www.hl.co.uk/pensions

Fidelity https://www.fidelity.co.uk/retirement/

Hargreaves and Lansdown pension calculator 


Pension Bee https://www.pensionbee.com/

Pensions tracking service- old lost pension pots


Money and pension service gov


NEST pension https://www.nestpensions.org.uk/



Wealthify ethical SIPP https://www.wealthify.com/

Nutmeg ethical investing 


Pension bee fossil fuel-free pension


National insurance credit https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance-credits

Check your state pension https://www.gov.uk/check-state-pension

Child benefit 


Freelance journalist recommendations

Hugh Wheelan


Felicity Hannah 


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