The first thing to consider is how much income will you have?
Further advice on concerns and lost pensions is available from The Pensions Advisory Service.
Pensionwise is a free and impartial government service that helps you understand your new pension options.
Template letters (MSWord downloads) to help you trace your pensions are available at the following links:
A guide "Ways to boost your pension income in the run-up to retirement" is available from MoneyHelper
However, retirement is about more than money. There are many other important things to consider.
If you have any doubts about any of these subjects then it might be beneficial to attend a local external "Preparing for Retirement" course or seminar(s) or select one of the many courses available online.
For a complete guide of what to think about when planning your retirement money and tax follow this link.
For information on preparing your finances for retirement follow this link.
Details of pitfalls you must avoid in order to have enough cash to keep you going are available from MoneyMagpie.
For more information on how hobbies can help you live a happier life in retirement is available from SAGA.
Further help and advice on all aspects of retirement including actual case studies can be found at this link.
A guide to the things you will need to consider if you plan to carry on working full or part-time after you have reached state pension age is available from SAGA.
A checklist, Retirement and Pensions Checklist: The Definitive Guide for Seniors, is available at comparethemarket.com.
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