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Retirement Income

Would you be better off buying extra state pension or investing?

By Katie Morley , 11 April 2014

From April 2016, those over age 65 will be able to buy up to £25 a week in extra state pension. We look at whether you'd be better off investing the money in the stock market instead.

Would you be better off buying extra state pension or investing?

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