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Is the funeral time bomb about to explode?
April 24, 2015
Funeral costs have been soaring for over 10 years, so it’s hard to imagine a bleaker picture; can prices really continue to increase any faster or indeed any higher than they have already? Well according to the International Longevity Centre (ILC), yes they can.  A recent report by the ILC states that after decades of ...
Deep cleaning tips for obsessive cleaners
April 9, 2015
If you like things to not only be clean but to sparkle from floor to ceiling, you might choose to call in domestic cleaners on a regular basis or you might decide a DIY deep clean is the only way to go. Sometimes, a bit of elbow grease is ...
How to compare the best ISA rates on the market
April 9, 2015
Whether you want to buy a house, save for the holiday of a lifetime or prepare for your retirement, ISAs are an excellent vehicle for preparing for your financial future as they offer great tax benefits on your investment returns and the interest on your savings.Of course, as with ...
Batting For The Home Team
March 31, 2015
It finally happened on the evening of Friday 13th February: my paternal grandmother departed from platform one of this mortal coil. She was 98. I introduced her in “Waiting For God” (Sept. 2013), which seems a frighteningly short time ago as I type the date. If there’s such a thing ...
Does over 50 car insurance exist or is a marketing gimmick?
March 2, 2015
Yes, over 50 car insurance does exist – but that shouldn’t stop you shopping around for your cover to make sure you are getting the most suitable and cost-effective deal on your motor insurance. There are a number of companies who specialise in providing car insurance for people aged fifty ...
Don’t ignore the signs of rheumatoid arthritis
February 27, 2015
Almost one third of people stop working within two years of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as their symptoms become simple too painful to allow them to continue to work – but is a lifetime of pain the only option for sufferers? To begin treating conditions like rheumatoid arthritis effectively ...
The financial benefits of being fifty plus
February 25, 2015
There is little doubt that being fifty plus no longer has the same connotations as it did even a few decades ago when being aged 50 or over was classed as old. Today’s fifty plus person benefits from the huge advances in medical treatment which means that we are ...
Paws For A Moment To Reflect
February 17, 2015
Every so often something that little bit different comes along – a blip in the already widely varying continuity. It was in a nice little housing development. The residents had barely been in their new homes for a twelve-month before their cul-de-sac was christened by the intrusion of bereavement and ...

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