By the time you retire, really you should have mapped out how you’ll get an income that will last as long as you need. Ideally, that means sitting down with a financial adviser and plotting a course for your investments before you stop work. But there is nothing stopping those who have already started dipping in to their pots from coming up with a masterplan now. Remember what you should be aiming for: a secure, regular income that won’t leave you exposed if stock markets crash.
Choosing what to watch on TV and where to watch it has become a minefield. Until around 15 years ago, you had to make do with just five channels unless you had satellite. Today there are hundreds of channels on offer, showing everything from top-level sport to the latest blockbusters. But if you aren't careful, you could end up spending hundreds of pounds a year on shows you don't want. Here, with the help of comparison site uSwitch, we talk you through the best deals.
He is sorting out personal pensions for his wife and children. None of them works or earns, yet each will receive a “tax-relief” top-up of 25 per cent on the £2,880 he contributes on their behalf. His cleaner earns £11,500 a year working 28 hours a week on the living wage of £7.85 per hour. She has been auto-enrolled into the pension scheme with the money taken automatically from her wages. She will not receive a penny in tax relief.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".