I'm in the process of getting an up to date pension statement from the government to see how many missed years (if any), of NI contributions I have.* I'm hopeful that there will still be a state pension when I reach that age (fingers crossed!), but for future generations, I'm not so sure.
And that's why it's so important to plan your own financial future.
We set our own baby steps to Financial Freedom a few years ago, and slowly but surely, we're working through them. They may take longer than we thought to achieve, but if I'm honest, achieving Step One (paying off all my consumer debt) has already opened the doors to freedom.
What steps are you taking towards your own Financial Freedom?
*Prompted by this post at Monevator
* Net Worth figures are just house, cash and investments – pension figures not included.