Is home ownership the only way to go?
- Decision to rent for life — or at least in the meantime
- Weighing up the finances
- Need to save big retirement sum
- Short-term pluses of renting
- Short-term minuses of renting
- Longer-term issues
- Psychological issues
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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.