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How to pick the right DIY pension for you

Pensions Explained
How to build your own perfect pension: Five easy options to start a SIPP and get money flowing into your retirement pot
Anna and family

Anna, in her early 40s, wanted to know if she needed a financial adviser

If your financial affairs are straightforward, a pension or two here, an Isa there, the chances are that it is probably more cost effective to use the online tools available via platforms

Podcast: The Mail on Sunday’s Personal Finance Editor talks papers and money

In this week’s Podcast Holly talks to Jeff Prestridge, personal finance editor of the Financial Mail on Sunday.

I’m the boss!

Pensions Explained
If this Auto Enrolment thing is giving you a headache, download our simple waffle-free guide here. Includes the “when, how and how much” questions – and who is any good.

How can I find out how much of my State Pension I’ll get?

Pensions Explained
From the start of this tax year, the state pension has been a – relatively generous - £155.65 per week, but it comes with a few caveats.

What will Drawdown Cost Us to Manage Ourselves?

Pensions Explained
Working out the cost of pensions draw-down can be head-bangingly difficult. We look at some of the changing models.
Pain neck

The Lifetime Allowance

Pensions Explained
If you are a high earner and you start a pension early, do find out about this pain in the neck called the Lifetime Allowance.

Which guide to State Pensions

Pensions Explained
This Which guide has some useful facts and figures when sorting out your state pension

Boring Money’s Auto Enrolment X-Factor

Pensions Explained
Check out our weekly vlog as we go on our auto enrolment journey and choose our pension provider. Who will we pick….and why?

Important stuff!

Holly and the team have worked in the finance industry for many years but we are not regulated to give you personal financial advice, nor are we regulated by the industry watchdog (although we do talk to them a lot). For every story on this site about a good investment, or something which went up by 10% or made someone £200, we could share a story about a bad investment, something which fell by 10% or lost someone £200. Nothing’s certain when investing so if you’re really unsure, or dealing with complicated stuff like working out what to do with a pension when you retire, we’d really suggest you get some financial advice. Here are some tips on  how to pick a good financial adviser. Or check out Unbiased or VouchedFor. Just remember, commission has been banned now so advisers need to be very clear with you about what you are paying them and when.