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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

Is your gold-plated pension safe?

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You may have a defined-benefit pension, says David Prosser. But that doesn’t mean you’ll get everything you’ve been promised.

Giving up your defined-benefit pension isn't so crazy

While defined-benefit pensions are the envy of those who don’t have them, ever more people are electing to give them up, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A pensions win for unmarried couples

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Millions of unmarried couples could be in line for improved pension rights. David Prosser reports.

Don’t miss out on your winter fuel allowance

People who have deferred taking their state pension benefits may be missing out on hundreds of pounds’ worth of support with the cost of their energy bills.

A red light on the pensions dashboard

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A series of potential controversies and stumbling blocks threaten to delay progress on the pensions dashboard. David Prosser reports.

An unexpected tax bill for older people

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Thousands of older people who had filled in self-assessment tax returns may not have realised they had a bill to pay.

Auto-enrolment: are you set?

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The clock is ticking for even the smallest employers to comply with the auto-enrolment pensions legislation, says David Prosser.

A pensions boost for grandparents

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Thousands of grandparents looking after their children’s children are missing out on a valuable opportunity to boost their pensions.

Based abroad? Avoid portfolio bonds

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If you’re an expat expecting to return to the UK, you might be offered portfolio bonds. But as David Prosser explains, they’re rarely a good idea.

How to meet the costs of long-term care

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Thinking about how you’re going to pay for care in your old age may not be a pleasant task, but planning early is essential, says Marina Gerner.

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.