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Bleak news as Sun life Cost of Dying Report 2014 reveals ongoing rising funeral costs
October 21, 2014
The headlines from the Sun Life Cost of Dying Report 2014 again paint a bleak picture when it comes to funeral costs and the overall cost of dying, which has seen a significant increase of over 10% to a whopping £8,427. But why are we still seeing inflation busting ...
The piggy bank home
October 21, 2014
Let me ask you a question; do you view your home as a very hungry money pit that constantly makes demands on your wallet, or do you see it as one of your most valuable assets; a precious source of cash that will allow you to live the life ...
The inspirational Lynda Bellingham
October 16, 2014
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that since reading the news of her plans to stop chemotherapy, Lynda Bellingham hasn’t been far from my thoughts. Words just cannot convey the range of emotions you feel reading her story; sadness that such a loved actress will inevitably lead too ...
Hearse Of The Year Show
October 15, 2014
You need escape & evasion training to operate efficiently in the hostile environment of a trade show. Clear-headedness and military discipline must be coupled with the stealth of a Ninja and the ability to become invisible, or capture will ensue. There’ll always be casualties though. My compatriot fell after ...
Report reveals thousands would rather face debt than look for a cheaper funeral
October 14, 2014
I was fascinated to read a report over the weekend by Royal London highlighting the impact rising funeral costs are having on families across the country and the pressures they face when it comes to paying for a funeral. It’s no surprise that the average cost of a funeral has ...
Smart meters to cost £11bn: Now that’s a lot of electricity!
October 10, 2014
The good news is that the Government has pledged that we will all receive a Smart Meter to help us save energy and of course money by 2020; the bad news is that consumers will have to pay for the programme; a cost that is reported to be in ...
Over 50 Travel Insurance: Have you got it covered?
October 8, 2014
An alarming report recently released by Saga highlights a very real issue concerning the fifty plus age group not reading the small print on their over 50 travel insurance policies, potentially rendering them uninsured. A large percentage of the so called ‘silver pound’ is spent on holidaying in Europe and ...
Sun Life Cost of Dying Report 2014: the facts
October 6, 2014
I am looking forward to reading and sharing the latest information from the The Sun Life Cost of Dying Report 2014 which is due to be published later this month, providing an in depth insight into our changing attitudes and practices when it comes to pre-planning a funeral. Cost ...

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