With a new academic year just starting and the weather on the turn, it definitely feels like Autumn is on its way.

tv-60And whilst I have visions of walks in the park wearing a cosy sweater and crunching through piles of leaves, the TV networks have other ideas: the new season of reality TV competitions is upon us!

Strictly Come Dancing, the X-Factor and GBBO could be said to have something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of the paso doble, pop music or Paul Hollywood.

But as I settled down to flick through the options last Saturday night, it got me thinking: if these shows were pension savers, who would they be, and what advice might they need? (I’m always living the brand!)


X-Factor (Saturday and Sunday, ITV)

A younger worker at the beginning of their career and in search of an opportunity to get their foot on the ladder.

Advice: start saving as soon as you sign that contract with Simon Cowell start earning in order to maximise your pension pot.


Strictly Come Dancing (Saturday and Sunday, BBC1)

An older employee at a later stage in their working life and looking for a leg-up (pun intended) to give their career prospects a boost.

Advice: To get the best possible outcome, keep an eye on your investments and make sure they’re working as hard as you are.


Great British Bake Off (C4)

Could be anyone, from younger through to older workers.

Advice: In general, try and save as much as you can, when you can. This could mean the difference between a perfectly-baked pension and a soggy bottom (sorry).

Posted by Sarah Tolson

Topics: Friday Fun


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