Planning for life's big events

None of us know exactly what life’s got in store for us, but we know that there are a handful of major events that we’re quite likely to encounter at some stage. These include some of the great milestones of life, such as buying a home, getting married and starting a family.

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Sometimes it seems as though life’s biggest events tend to take us by surprise.

One minute we’re hardly even thinking about the future.

And the next, well, we’re in it.

Looking back, it can be hard to remember how we got where we are now.

And sometimes, you might wish you’d stopped to think a bit more along the way.

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Whatever stage of life you’re at, it’s a good idea to think ahead to the next one.

Or the one after that.

Aviva can help you to consider what savings and investment options may be best for your own priorities as you plan for life’s big events.

They’ll still seem to come round more quickly than you’d expect... but you might be able to look forward to them with a little more confidence

It’s a good idea to start thinking about preparing for the big events as soon as we can. Often this means saving for major expenses that may not yet be in sight... but which we know are awaiting us just over the horizon.

Although Aviva can’t offer you advice, we can help bring you the information you need to make informed decisions with your financial planning, through all the changing scenes of life. Let’s look at some ways we can do just that...

Buying a new home

Buying a house is the biggest financial commitment you’re ever likely to make... and there’s a lot more to think about than the mortgage.

We can help you start thinking about issues such as how big a deposit you might need, what the costs of moving will be, and what your choices are when it comes to saving or investing to help you buy your new home.

Getting married

Planning a wedding is exciting... and expensive! We can help you to break down the costs and think about your priorities – as well as the options you’ll have when you’re saving up for the big day.

Starting a family

Looking forward to a new arrival is a special time – so you won’t want to spend it worrying about money. We can help you think about ways to prepare for the cost of raising a family, from car seat to college.

When there’s a bereavement

Even though it’s the most difficult of times, there are quite a few things you need to do when someone close to you passes away. As well as providing guidance on taking care of the practicalities, we’ll help you to consider some of the things you’ll need to bear in mind if you inherit some money.

Planning for my retirement

We’ll help you to get a clearer idea of what your financial needs might be during your retirement, and how they could change over time. The more you know about this, the easier it will be to plan a realistic budget and make sure you don’t overspend.

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