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Pensions are changing. Old-style defined-benefits pensions are disappearing. State coffers are running dry. And the government is constantly fiddling with the pensions rules. A comfortable retirement is by no means guaranteed.

So now more than ever it’s vital that you build up a healthy pot of money that you can draw on to fund your retirement. At MoneyWeek, we can help you do that. Not only accumulating your pension pot throughout your working years, but also making sure it produces the income you need to enjoy your retirement.

How to make Pensions Freedom Day work for you

At MoneyWeek, it’s OUR goal to help you use your pension freedoms to help secure your financial future. But to make the very most of these changes, and enjoy these newfound freedoms, you need to understand what’s going on.

So we’ve put together a FREE report, ‘Pensions Freedom Day’ to help you find financial freedom to go on to pursue whatever other dreams or ambitions you have in life. We’ll show you how!

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Pensions freedom: How to make sure scammers don’t steal your nest egg

Pensions Freedom Day signalled open season for scammers intent on tricking the unsuspecting out of their pension pots. Kam Patel looks at how to stay safe.

Pensioners: don’t get fleeced twice

Annuity holders looking to take advantage of their new freedom should be extra careful. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.

Three pension traps for the unwary

Pensions Freedom Day is upon us, and you’re right to be excited, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just watch out for these three pitfalls.

Latest articles on pensions

Shop around for enhanced annuities

Natalie Stanton explains why when it comes to enhanced annuities it pays to do your research.

How to transfer pensions

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There are times when you may want to switch your pension or pass it on to your family. Natalie Stanton explains.

State pensions provider set to expand

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Nest – the government-backed retirement scheme provider – could be set greatly to expand its role in pensions provision, says Natalie Stanton.

Let companies take a break from funding their pension schemes

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Not paying into defined benefit pension schemes might disappoint a company’s employees and pensioners, but it could do the wider economy a power of good, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How safe is your Sipp?

How big of a risk does the collapse of an investment firm pose to your pension? Natalie Stanton investigates.

Now’s not the time to buy an annuity

The yield on UK government bonds has fallen on the Brexit vote. Retirees should steer clear of annuities, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Should pension deficits come before dividends?

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Are putting enough of a priority on ensuring that employees’ pensions are adequately funded? Natalie Stanton reports.

Apathy will hit your retirement

Most savers who accessed their pension since the new pensions freedom changes didn’t shop around. Natalie Stanton explains why that’s a costly mistake.

Final-salary schemes face a squeeze

The government is considering indexing final-salary pension schemes to the lower-rate CPI. There’s just one catch, says Natalie Stanton.

How much of your pension can you afford to spend each year?

In today’s low-interest-rate world, knowing how much pension to draw down can be tricky, says Natalie Stanton.

From 6 April 2015, you have been able to do whatever you like with your pension money. John Stepek explains the changes, and what you should do with your pension pot.