Articles by Holly Thomas

Help! I want to retire but I haven’t paid off my mortgage

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Article

We all want to pay off our mortgages as soon as we can and certainly before we retire and stop earning. However, for growing numbers of borrowers that won’t be a reality.

Travel more, spend less: top holiday money-saving tips

Friday, 31 August 2018 | Article

Travelling is often top of the bucket list for the newly retired, but while you might have all the time in the world, you might not have the money.

Mind the life insurance gap

Friday, 06 July 2018 | Article

Parents are being urged to consider life insurance after shocking new figures reveal that most families are unprotected should the worst happen

Have a less ordinary retirement: Volunteer overseas

Thursday, 08 March 2018 | Article

If you’re fit and healthy, why not use your skills to help others? We talk to retirees who love a challenge.

How to find a good deal on a cruise

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Article

“If there’s a problem with cruises, it’s that they’re addictive,” says Brenda Wrigglesworth.

Can I sell my annuity in 2017? What you need to know

Thursday, 21 April 2016 | Article

Existing annuity holders – who may have been frustrated by the rate of income they received – will be able to exit their contracts for the first time and regain control of some of their savings.

Why you need a will before it’s too late

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 | Article

Thinking about the future isn’t for everyone. Some people prefer to just let life happen. But there are some things worth planning for. If you want to be sure your wishes will be met after you die, then a will is vital.

Get set for a grown-up gap year

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Article

Spending three months abroad

How to find the best mortgage advice

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Article

The number of people remortgaging their homes rose 30% in June in a scramble for cheap, fixed-rate loans not seen since the beginning of the financial crisis.

Should DIY investors take advice?

Monday, 14 September 2015 | Article

More and more people are choosing to handle their own investments to cut adviser fees and because they want to take control of their finances.