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Grieving families may be forced to take loans as the death tax rises by up to 9,202%
March 13, 2017
From May, grieving families could be forced to take out short-term loans in order to implement the probate process suggests Government analysis, following an increase to fees. This is on top of families already struggling to find the money to pay for funeral arrangements with, as we reported last ...
Holiday Ideas for the Over 50s, 60s and 70s
February 10, 2017
By the time we reach our 50s, most of us will have had plenty of diverse holiday experiences. In other words, we know our minds! In fact, a recent BBC news story reported that us over 50s are spending more and more on holidays while younger people are travelling ...
Will an over 50 life insurance plan pay for my funeral?
January 31, 2017
Sooner or later, someone will have to pay for your funeral when you die. The question is whether you are going to make it easier for your surviving family or friends to foot that bill by taking action now in order to make provision for the future. In these uncertain ...
How much is private health insurance going to cost me?
January 20, 2017
Let’s talk about health insurance by answering some of the questions you’ve asked us about this important subject. Questions such as why you might need it, how it works, what it covers, whether there are any exclusions, the different types of cover, the alternatives to health insurance, and whether cheap ...
Funeral costs: A guide to saving you money
November 28, 2016
Arranging a funeral is not something that most of us do more than once in our lifetime, so it's important to know that the cost of the funeral is no more than you need to pay.  Our helpful guide will show you step by step what to look out for and to understand ...
How do I go about donating my body to science?
November 25, 2016
For significant numbers of people, the idea of donating their body after death to medical science has many attractions. Let’s consider some of the issues and how to go about it.  The principles   The core process is relatively simple you contact one of the several medical schools which accept ...
What is a Living Will?
November 22, 2016
Most of us, once into adulthood, take a degree of control over our own lives.    Whilst we may share elements of that as we age with our partners, children, wider family or even friends and colleagues, we all like to think that we have a substantial degree of influence over what happens to us, ...
What is a lasting power of attorney?
November 21, 2016
There are several different legal roles described as ‘power of attorney’.   They all basically involve someone else being able to make important decisions on your behalf - decisions which are legally binding on you.  Ability to manage your affairs   There are two situations within which you may wish to delegate certain elements of the control over all or ...

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