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Mortgages for the over 50s
September 26, 2016
Typically, a mortgage is a long-term commitment. The younger you are, the wider your options when it comes to repaying a mortgage over many years to come. As you move into your 50s, however, applying for a mortgage or a remortgage may involve different considerations – not least the number of years over ...
Eating healthy in your 60s
September 23, 2016
Look at any of the official statistics and it is clear that people are living much longer these days.    But is there really any advantage in living all those extra years if your health has deserted you and, with it, any quality of life? Diet plays a large part in looking after your health, ...
Dementia: planning ahead with your loved one
September 21, 2016
According to the charity Alzheimer’s Support, more than 800,000 people in this country suffer from dementia. This figure is set to rise to more than 1 million by the year 2021 and to 1.7 million by 2050.    In its various forms – including Alzheimer’s disease, for example – the chances of you or ...
My partner has just died; how do I know if they had a funeral plan in place?
September 19, 2016
An article on the BBC this week highlighted an increasing number of families are checking whether their loved one had a prepaid funeral plan in place following their death.  The last thing you want to be doing when you have just lost a close family member is hunting around to see if they ...
How To Be A Funeral Director
September 16, 2016
It would be nice to say that being a funeral director is just like people think it is: social work for the newly bereaved, guiding them through the blistering initial stages of their loss; listening, advising and steering their grief in a healing direction by enabling them to hold a meaningful funeral ceremony. ...
Over 50s Forums
September 16, 2016
If you are over 50, you are a member of a pretty select club, typically with the prospect of many lively years ahead of you. Befitting any club worth its salt, the over 50s are able to choose from a whole host of online forums to share ideas and discuss issues of common ...
Sun Life Funeral Plan Review
August 22, 2016
Before we start it's worth pointing out that the Sun Life funeral plan is not to be confused with the Sun Life Guaranteed Over 50 Plan which is a life insurance plan that will pay a cash sum upon death that can be used to help with funeral costs, but is ...
What to consider when comparing health insurance
August 19, 2016
Funding of the National Health Service (NHS) might be increased by as much as £350 million a week, some Brexit campaigners seemed to suggest. Any such promises are likely to prove entirely misleading suggested the Independent newspaper on the day of the referendum, the 23rd of June 2016.    If you were worried about the ...

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