I have been looking into this recently and wanted some people's perspectives. I am one of those people who plans for the future and have just recently sorted my pension plan out and am looking to make sure I am fully comfortable once I reach that pin prick of light down the tunnel that is my retirement. Do any if you guys have investments or have you used government savings schemes In the past? What's good to invest in? I have bought into shares in my company but that is not something that I feel will be profitable in the long term. I have a couple ounces of bullion silver that I have collected over the years, but merely as a personal interest, gold is too expensive. Oil and gemstones are too unpredictable.. If I won the lotto tomorrow I would invest in as much property as I could but for the time been it has to be little acorns with the hope that from them tall oaks will grow. Anyone experience/ interest in this?