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How much do I need to save to retire in my 50s?

With a 25-year horizon, how should this investor allocate his Sipp and Isa contributions?
How much do I need to save to retire in my 50s?
  • This investor wants to retire in his 50s and have an income of £30,000 a year by the time he is 60
  • His personal situation means that at present it probably makes sense to hold the majority of his investments in a diversified basket of global stocks
  • He should ensure that he does not hold funds with many of the same investments as each other
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Stuart 29

Pensions and Isa invested in funds, unquoted company, cash, residential property


Retire in 50s, income of £30,000 a year by age 60, increase contributions to Sipp and Isa, add Asia fund to Sipp, diversify assets with non-equity investments.

Portfolio type
Investing for growth

Stuart is 29 and works in a pharmacy for a salary of about £26,000 a year. His boyfriend is self-employed and growing his business. They bought their first home last year which is worth about £142,000 and has a mortgage of £75,000.

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