Managing your pension

Money makeover: “Can we educate our three children privately and have enough left over for retirement?”

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Article

For Kevin Short and Ruth Kirtland, private schooling for their sons is high on their wishlist, along with a comfortable retirement – but they’ll need to compromise.

How to reclaim tax on pension withdrawals

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Article

Two years after the introduction of the pension freedoms, tens of thousands of over 55s have failed to reclaim overpaid tax on their withdrawals. We explain how to do it.

Pensions savings allowance slashed for those that use pension freedoms

Thursday, 13 April 2017 | Article

Recently there’s been a lot of noise around the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) and how a change that came into effect from 6 April will impact on people who plan to take advantage of the pension freedoms as well as...

Pensions savings allowance slashed for those that use pension freedoms

Thursday, 13 April 2017 | Article

Recently there’s been a lot of noise around the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) and how a change that came into effect from 6 April will impact on people who plan to take advantage of the pension freedoms as well as...

My second step to early retirement next year: deciding not to use a financial adviser

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 | Article

I plan to retire this year and am considering the best way to take benefits from my three pension pots.

My first step to early retirement next year: getting a valuation

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 | Article

After more than 30 years advising readers about their investments, savings and pensions, I now find myself having to take my own advice. Early next year, I plan to wind down my journalism and start drawing my pension.

How safe is your company pension?

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 | Article

One of the defining memories of 2016 was the sight of Sir Philip Green giving evidence to a...

The most read pension stories of 2016

Friday, 30 December 2016 | Article

Pensions never seem to be out of the headlines. Affecting us all, they're a big part of Moneywise.

The best ways to top up your pension

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 | Article

Whether your latest pension statement has put the frighteners on you or you simply have the money to spare, it goes without saying that topping up your pension is one of the best ways to improve your financial security in...

Hard graft and sacrifices are the secrets to financial freedom

Thursday, 24 November 2016 | Article

My brother-in-law has just retired after more than 35 years of loyal service with his employer, UK banking giant HSBC.