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In case you’re reading this outside the UK, let me explain: we don’t like to talk about money here. Even with COVID-19 putting many of us under heavy financial pressure, it’s an unspoken rule that talking about money is tacky.

Here are three times I wish I’d had the courage to break that rule.

1. In my first ‘proper’ job

I often remind myself, “You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time”. While in most situations this is a good philosophy, in the case of pensions, it isn’t strictly true.

When I got my first permanent job after studying, travelling and temping…


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