Retirement lifestyle

Plan ahead for a singular retirement

Moneywise explains the key issues you need to consider if you’re retiring on your own.

Pensions made simple with PensionBee

  • Combine your old and lost pension pots into one online plan
  • Take complete control and have 24/7 access to your pension balance
  • Your own dedicated BeeKeeper (account manager)
  • Make withdrawals online from the age of 55

Win £1,000: Take the Great British Retirement Survey

Monday, 11 March 2019 | News

Take part in our new survey and you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000 or one of five £100 shopping vouchers.

"HMRC asked me to pay IHT on my mother’s Isa cash": Moneywise readers' best comments and letters

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | Blog | By The Moneywise Team

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers the star of which will win a £50 M&S giftcard. Here are the best of January 2018

Inheriting a tidy sum? Spend it wisely

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | Article

Has a relative or friend left you money in their will? If you’re not sure what to do with it, read our step-by-step guide to how to make the most of that extra cash

Elderly care postcode lottery: Over 65s in some areas are SIX TIMES more likely to get full funding than in others

Friday, 08 February 2019 | News

Over 65s face significant disparities in state-backed care depending on the area of the UK they live in.

How to Retire in Style 2019 on sale now: jargon-free guidance on your retirement - find out how to get your hands on a copy

Friday, 08 February 2019 | News

The 2019 issue of How to Retire in Style is on sale now.

Does state pension reduce if you stop paying NICs?

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 | Question and Answer

No, your pension will not reduce. If you are reaching state pension age after April 2016, you will receive the full amount if you have contributed or received credits for national insurance for 35 years.

I’m 65. Should I take my pension pot now or save it elsewhere until I do retire?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 | Question and Answer

The pension freedoms introduced in April 2015 gave unprecedented flexibility to how people take their income in retirement.

Care home provider Care UK faces legal action after refusing to pay customers £3 million in compensation over 'misleading' fees

Monday, 10 December 2018 | News

Care UK, one of the UK’s largest care home providers, is refusing to pay £3 million in compensation over claims it ripped off customers.

Just one in 10 eligible for Power of Attorney refund has claimed - make sure you don't miss out

Monday, 26 November 2018 | News

Just one in 10 people eligible for a Power of Attorney refund has claimed, according to a mutual insurer Royal London.

BBC warns unless over-75s pay for a TV licence it may have to "fundamentally change" with cuts to service

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | News

The BBC says it may have to cut services unless over-75s start paying the licence fee, as it launched a consultation on the matter.