Retirement is a time of opportunity. Without the routine demands of working life, new ambitions can be realized and experiences enjoyed. Yet with so much to consider, people are often unsure how best to plan for their future. Furthermore, with rising retirement ages, the closure of many final salary pension schemes, poor annuity rates and uncertainty regarding universal benefits, the scope for concern and confusion is even greater.The Good Retirement Guide is essential reading for all those looking forward to making the most of their retirement, and offers clear and concise suggestions and advice on a broad range of retirement-related subjects, including finance (investments, pensions, annuities, benefits and tax), housing, health, holidays, starting a business and looking after elderly parents. This fully updated edition for 2014 also includes a new chapter on how to protect yourself from scams, online and offline.