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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 ...
Winter is coming: is now the time to freeze your rising energy bills?
October 24, 2014
After a lovely long summer, I can’t help noticing how suddenly we have moved into Autumn; trading shorts and sandals for winter coats and boots. But of course this is just a taste of things to come; winter will shortly be knocking on the door and so will higher ...
Pension Changes 2015: How will they affect you?
October 23, 2014
I’m pleased to say that at long last the pension changes for April 2015 have been confirmed in the Pension Bill, clarifying the much publicised radical proposals made in this year’s budget.  Great news for those of you who will be 55 or older when the changes are implemented and ...
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 ...

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