Getting ready for retirement

In the years leading up to retirement, you might start to wonder if you have everything you need to retire comfortably.

This handy checklist breaks down the key things you need to do and think about to help make sure you're ready to retire when you feel comfortable.

Don't worry if you feel you haven't ticked off a step or if you're unsure. We've included links to handy guides you can read for more information.

Retirement Checklist

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We recommend you seek appropriate guidance or advice before you make any decisions. An adviser is likely to charge a fee for this. You can also get free impartial guidance over the phone or face to face with Pensionwise. Go to pensionwise.gov.uk or call 0800 138 3944. Make sure you understand all your retirement options by reading the Money Advice Service guide – Your pension - it’s time to choose

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