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The UK's Most Expensive Place to Buy and Die is Revealed
November 25, 2014
No prizes for guessing that with average house prices at £513,805, almost £240,000 higher than the UK average of £274,000, London is the most expensive place to buy a property in the UK. However in contrast, our capital is also the most costly place to die, with a funeral ...
How much equity can I release from my home?
November 19, 2014
For the majority our home is probably our largest asset which is why, regardless of whether they have repaid their mortgage or not, an increasing number of people in the UK are choosing to release cash from their property. To qualify for an equity release loan you need to be ...
Planning for a Funeral
November 12, 2014
When a loved one dies it is a stressful and upsetting time, yet you have the daunting job of planning their funeral ahead of you. This may seem a very large task to deal with, one that can almost seem too much to bear. In order to help you ...
Sex And The Single Funeral Director
November 6, 2014
It was a perfect Summer evening in the churchyard. Warm, not a breath of wind and a crystal blue sky. The woman whose husband’s ashes we were burying stared tearfully into the little hole. Although she couldn’t see it, she wasn’t the only one. Just thirty minutes earlier my ...
How much does probate cost?
November 4, 2014
The latest Sun Life Cost of Dying Report highlights that when it comes to paying for everything associated with the death of a loved one, probate could be one of the largest bills of all, accounting for around 36% of the total cost of dying which currently averages £8,427. Unless ...
Health, happiness and good care: the essentials every person needs
October 31, 2014
With more free time, fewer family demands and more financial freedom, many people are finding that their retirement years are some of the best of their life … but what about when your health and fitness levels aren’t quite what they used to be? In order to fully enjoy all ...
Annuity rates take a dive!
October 29, 2014
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for annuities, the latest reports talk of further blows to the much maligned insurance plan. Moneyfacts and the newly released Annuity Treasury Report show that annuity rates have fallen by at least 2.7% in the last 3 months, depending on the ...
How to choose the best health insurance plan
October 28, 2014
The best private health insurance plan really depends on your needs so will vary from person to person. Determined by age, lifestyle, budget and medical history, our requirements will be specific to our individual needs but as health insurance plans vary and are usually quite flexible, they can be ...

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