The need to take advice before committing to any investment has never been greater. Governments have tried to encourage people to save for that "rainy day" over many years, but all too often people are wary due to lack of understanding and fear of long-term commitment to funding something.
There are many types of investments and with the right advice,you should find the right one for you.

I recently retired after 17 years as Chief Executive of Support in Mind Scotland, a medium sized Scottish mental health charity.  The organisation has long recognised the importance of accessing independent financial advice prior to retirement and has had an arrangement with Corporate Benefits for a number of years to offer this service to its staff. In my personal experience, the company does exactly what it says on the tin! I was given very helpful, accessible advice.  Iain McCallum was not only proactive in his approach; he was also very responsive to any queries I had.  I was made aware of the various options available to me, including enhanced annuities.  As a result, I improved my net retirement income by 35%, a not inconsiderable amount. As well as receiving guidance with the personal pension arranged through my employer, I also benefited from assistance with the administrative process for other existing pensions. Overall, Corporate Benefits transformed what can be a stressful and confusing experience into one that was straightforward and easily understood.  I would happily recommend them to others.  
Mary Weir (former) Chief Executive Support in Mind Scotland