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DIY investor—the alternative to an annuity

Most people find financial matters both scary and dull—a particularly toxic combination

By Andy Davis  

© Simon Cunningham

Most people find financial matters both scary and dull—a particularly toxic combination—and would rather leave their affairs in the hands of a specialist. I have every sympathy with this attitude even though, rightly or wrongly, I have chosen a different course. But what I find striking about the situation now unfolding is that the new pension freedoms will probably result in the biggest one-off increase in the number of DIY investors this country has ever seen.

Most people now grasping these freedoms will not…

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