Money Milestones

Give yourself a pensions boost

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Whatever stage you’re at in your working life there’s always something you can do to boost your retirement income. This week’s challenge is to give yourself a high-impact pensions workout.

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  • What’s your pension fitness level looking like at the moment? If you’re unsure, have a look at our guide which will help you Check the progress of your pension and retirement savings.

  • Work out your current pension forecast, and what you might be aiming for to keep up your current standard of living. Use our handy Pension calculator to help.

  • How is your pension looking? Is there room to improve? Don’t despair if you feel you are too far from your target. We’ll look at how to close the gap in the next activities, starting with the State Pension.

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  • Do you know how much to expect from the State Pension and when you’ll start getting it? Take a look at our guide to the State Pension to see what to expect.

  • If you’ve got any questions about your State Pension, give our pensions guidance team a call, it’s free and they’re happy to help. Call 0800 011 3797 or try our webchat.

  • You’ve beefed up your knowledge on the State Pension which means you’re in a strong position to move forward. Now have a think about whether or not you will need to boost your pension pot in other ways.

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  • In step one, you checked on the progress of your retirement savings. If you’ve identified a gap between your current projected savings and your desired income, there are things you can do to build it up.

  • It’s time to explore your options to boost your current pension pot. Read this guide on How to increase your pension savings for tips and ideas. Near retirement age? You may want to call Pension Wise from MoneyHelper on 0800 138 3944. We offer free, impartial guidance about your defined contribution pension options.

  • Once you’ve looked through your pension boosting options, have another look at the Pension calculator to see how much closer you are to your goal.

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