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Holly Nicholson was president of her successful fee-only planning firm from 1989 to 2020. Her firm’s specialty was providing objective financial and investment advice as well as personalized money management. Her goal was always to help clients make smart decisions about money and other issues that impact their financial security.

Holly was a Certified Financial Planner and managing member of AskHolly LLC. She obtained her Bachelor Degree from the University of Kansas and went back to school, obtaining her Law Degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2003. Her concentration was in estate planning, tax, securities and family law. She was a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Holly is one of the first women to receive the prestigious Triangle Women Business award and she was regional finalist in the 2000 “Working Woman Magazine” Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards.

Holly had a weekly financial column in the Work & Money section of the Sunday News & Observer for over 28 years, she has been featured on the television series “Smart Woman”, she was a frequent financial guest on television and radio news shows, her articles and quotes appeared in various business publications, she was the Key Note Speaker for the Wake County 2004 Women’s Financial Summit and is author of “Money & You, A Woman’s Financial Guide”.

In 2015, Holly was voted best Financial Advisor in Wake County.


Email Holly at holly@askholly.com