When it comes to your retirement, it's easy to stick your head in the sand thinking you are too young, too busy and too cash-strapped to worry about the future. Or maybe you're discouraged by all the bad news about pensions? But as the nation's favourite money man explains, even the recession is no excuse to stop planning ahead. But where do you start? And who should you trust? In this step-by-step guide to pensions and building financial security, Alvin Hall separates the myths from the realities, and shows how a little planning and action today will empower you tomorrow. From the very first step of visualising your retirement, to creating a sound and flexible investment plan that allows you to make the most of your money - whatever your circumstances.
Alvin Hall has his own rags-to-riches story. He grew up on a subsistence farm in rural Florida, then after his degree began a career on Wall Street. He now heads a company giving training to a wide range of financial services companies and institutions around the world. He has also presented a 4-part BBC series Investing for all with Alvin Hall, a 3-part BBC series Alvin Hall's Guide to Successful Inesting as well as Your Money or Your Life. He appears regularly on GMTV.