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!)

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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.

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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.

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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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