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Meet our retirement bloggers - part 1


Retiresavvy is a place to share stories, experiences and tips about retirement. Whether you’re approaching retirement or already retired, we’re here to share a wealth of retirement-related knowledge with you. Here’s a brief introduction to some of the bloggers you’ll see throughout the site…

Lauren Thompson

Lauren is an award-winning freelance journalist who specialises in personal finance and property. When she retires she’s looking forward to living in a little cottage with her husband and a big red Aga. Lauren says: “I have always enjoyed helping readers to make the most of their money.” She's written articles about downsizing in retirement and semi-retirement for us.

Tilla Brook

Tilla is a life-coach who has two fundamental beliefs; that all human beings are brilliant and magnificent, and that authentic communication makes the world a richer place. Her father worked into his late 70s before retiring and she’s planning to do the same. She describes herself as “a pencil and scrap paper kind of author, really in the moment”. Read Tilla’s tips for a fulfilling retirement.

Peter Galvin

Peter spent more than 30 years working as a psychologist and is using his skills to help others have a positive retirement experience. “Retirement is an opportunity to carefully and creatively think about the next stage of your life,” Peter says. His article, goal setting in retirement, focuses on the importance of thinking about and setting goals for retired life.

Angela Boddy

Angela has been a freelance writer for over 20 years and was former editor of The Yorkshire Times. She is actively involved with Age UK and organises events for a local over 60s group. Working with the group has made her realise just how different people’s experiences of retirement can be. “As I hurtle towards retirement myself, I am determined to make the most of this new phase of life,” she says. Read Angela’s blog about settling into retirement.

Julia Skinner

Julia is a retired head teacher who has a passion for social media. She believes it’s a powerful tool for all ages and has a rather impressive following on Twitter (around 13,400  followers at last count)! She describes retirement as a “chance to explore new experiences” and in her blog, answers the age old question “Can I afford to retire?

More to follow…

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