What type of schooling did you have, state or private? And what did you learn, or remember, about pensions in school?
Private school and [from] what I remember they taught us about finance but not what you need to do now or over the next ten years. It was just about retirement.
How has learning about pensions in school helped you? Has it made you feel more prepared?
I started working at the age of 18. Between 18 to 28 is when you learn a lot of life lessons. You realise you [need] savings if you want to buy a house, or if you want to save for your future and for your children. So that’s where you start planning.
Do you think everybody should learn about pensions in school? Why?
Everybody should learn about pensions in school, irrespective of whether it’s private or state. One thing that really stands out is [that] it gives you an opportunity to save, plan and at the same time prioritise your money.
Research from our Get Britain Pension Ready campaign found that just 20% of those who were privately educated said they were taught about pensions in school, while only 6% of their state school peers said they learned about pensions in the classroom.