Approaching retirement

Whether it’s hitting a milestone birthday or receiving a pension statement, there will come a time when thoughts turn to how and when you can retire.

Can you afford to retire when you want to?

For many people, their main concern is whether they will have enough money for the lifestyle they want in retirement. For some, they have had enough of the treadmill and want to know if they can retire before the traditional age of 65.

Once we understand the type of lifestyle you want to have, we can arrange your finances to help you achieve the wealth you need to retire at the age you want. We’ll spend time getting to know you and your goals for retirement. Then we’ll create a holistic financial plan which will set you on the right course to achieve them.

We can help you

  • Achieve the retirement you want to have whilst enjoying the wealth you have today.
  • Simplify your various pensions and invest them to achieve your retirement goals. We can also advise on Defined Benefit pension transfers.
  • Give a helping hand to your children – perhaps with education fees or getting onto the property ladder.
  • Achieve your dreams of owning a second home, or a trip of a lifetime.
  • Put the right insurance in place to look after your family should you become ill or die.

Why work with us?

There are many reasons why over 2,000 people in Dorset, Hampshire and the South have chosen us to help them on their financial journey.

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What our clients say


Mr & Mrs Whatman

We have known John Skipton for six years. John Skipton is always patient and gives good sound advice. I would be happy to recommend John Skipton and PFM Associates to anyone should the situation arise.

Christchurch Clients since 2014


Mr Laney

John has a very strong ability to explain complex financial matters in a simple and concise way, without watering down the key points of detail. This is important when I am making decisions about my financial future.

Bournemouth A client since 2015


Mrs Razey

Thomas Wilson is always professional and the advice has been good. It has been reassuring to find an adviser that I could fully trust. PFM have always been open and honest with me and my family.

Dorset A client since 2016


Mrs Drysdale

PFM have been our Independent Financial Advisers for many years. We like the fact that each adviser has their own area of expertise, so clients have access to a wide knowledge base. We feel confident that our money is well-managed and highly recommend PFM.

Dorset A client since 1998


Mr R C Brady

I was introduced to PFM by a family member about eight years ago, in order to obtain personal pension planning advice. I have been very pleased with the advice given by my adviser, for my pensions and for wealth management. I have no hesitation in recommending PFM.

Bristol A client since 2012

Ready to start your journey?

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