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Approaching retirement

There are many things to consider as you approach retirement. It's good to start by reviewing your finances to ensure your future income will allow you to enjoy the lifestyle you want. You should also consider how you’ll stay active and social after you leave work. Age UK can help you prepare and support you through the retirement process.

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Retirement income

Use Age UK's pension calculator to see how much money you should save for retirement.

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Getting your finances in order

Paul Lewis's advanced planning advice

Financial journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Moneybox, Paul Lewis, explains why it's important to plan for retirement.

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Working after retirement

  • Do I have to retire?

    Most people can continue working in retirement if they want to. Find out your rights.
  • Flexible working

    Giving up the 9 to 5 doesn't mean stopping working. Have you considered flexible working?

Life after work

  • Further education

    Education is a great way to learn something new, meet people, acquire work skills or just to have an active retirement.
  • Retiring abroad

    Is moving abroad the right choice? What you need to know.
  • Join a social group

    Meet new friends at a friendship centre or make your voice heard on issues by joining a local forum.

Retirement stories

Preparing emotionally for retirement

70-year-old Jay Cassie talks to us about how she prepared emotionally for retirement and the 3-point plan which helped her.
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We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.

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