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Reliance on inheritance won't always make for a happy old age

A recent study has revealed that around 35 per cent of working Britons are relying on inheritances to provide them with a stable financial future.

This precarious situation is even more worrying considering the number of people actually leaving significant sums of money to the younger generation is dwindling. To read more on why individuals may end up disappointed if they do not take steps to secure themselves for the lifestyle they hope for in retirement, head to Spear's Wealth Management Magazine.

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