Pensions

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.

Latest articles on pensions

Pension savings shortfall among the self employed

Almost two-thirds of self-employed people currently have no pension savings, while more than a quarter aren’t making any savings at all

What to do when you hit the pensions cap

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High earners running up against pension caps should do their sums, says David Prosser.

Why I’ve changed my mind about the pension savings lifetime allowance

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I used to think the lifetime pension savings allowance was a terrible idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. I’ve changed my mind on that. But there are some things about the pensions system that I will never agree with.

How to prepare for a Corbyn government

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The real risk to your finances is not Brexit, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it’s that the mismanagement of Brexit could lead to a Corbyn government. So how do you prepare? 

Robbing pensioners to pay millennials

Should we get rid of generous perks for pensioners to fund more support for cash-strapped young people?

Pensions important in divorce cases

Wealthy couples who divorce hold more of their money in pension savings than any other asset, prompting concern that many people have little idea how splitting up could affect their retirement saving.

Why a pension is a much better investment than property

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Too many people see property as a good investment and pensions as a waste of time. They couldn’t be more wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

When does it make sense to defer your state pension?

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If you can afford to put off taking your state pension, it may save you money in the long run, says David Prosser.

How to avoid being trapped by the lifetime allowance pensions cap

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The lifetime allowance on pension savings could catch out those with modest incomes.

Don’t use your pension to buy a house

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The frankly stupid idea that pension-fund cash should be available to be used for a house has reared its ugly head again. It should be fiercely resisted, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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