Articles by Harriet Meyer

About to retire? It’s time to make the most of your pension freedoms

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Article

Until April 2015, retirees faced a fairly stark choice with their pensions. The majority turned their lifetime savings into an income for life by buying an annuity.

Buying a home after a break-up: What you need to know

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Article

Breaking up from a long-term relationship is traumatic enough without the additional worry of moving home. Can you afford to buy after your split, or will you rent?

Plan ahead for a singular retirement

Monday, 19 March 2018 | Article

Moneywise explains the key issues you need to consider if you’re retiring on your own.

Could a holiday let beat buy to let?

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | Article

Changes to tax rules for buy-to- let (BTL) investors have dented hopes of making a decent income on a second property for many, with a series of nasty surprises over recent years.

‘How we are enjoying the pension freedoms’

Friday, 04 November 2016 | Article

Radical pension reform has ushered in an era of unprecedented pension flexibility that is enabling over 55s to retire their way.

Boost your state pension by plugging a National Insurance Contribution gap

Monday, 10 October 2016 | Article

New rules make it hard to work out how much state pension you’ll be entitled to. Here, we review your options if you haven’t paid in enough to get the full weekly flat rate of £155.65.

How to be a financially savvy singleton

Thursday, 29 September 2016 | Article

From renting or buying property to paying household bills, everything is weighted against those living alone. Here, we look at ways to relieve those money worries.

Renting in your 40s? Be sure to get the best deal

Thursday, 14 April 2016 | Article

A typical image of ‘generation rent’ may feature 20-something professionals trapped in rundown properties, battling ever-increasing bills.

Time's not on women's side

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 | Article

Mary Williams, 60, was “horrified” to discover she has to wait six years longer than expected to...

How to manage your credit rating

Monday, 03 September 2018 | Article

Having a poor credit rating can cause serious problems, leaving you unable to rent a property, secure a mortgage or take out a loan.