Don’t forget your pension. You might feel that there are other – more immediate – financial priorities.
But try not to put off paying into your pension or starting a new one.
You might have a lump sum from your ex-partner’s pension that you need to invest. If that’s the case, you might need advice about what to do with it.
It’s a good idea to start gathering information on the pensions you already have.
Check what your State Pension is likely to be by requesting a forecast on the GOV.UK website, and how much you think you might need to live on when you retire.
If you’re employed, your employer will already have a pension scheme you can join or will offer one.
This is likely to be a better option than setting up your own pension, as your employer will pay into it as well.