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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 ...
Considerations when writing a Will
February 16, 2015
You are never too young to make a Will – in fact, doing so may give you peace of mind that when you die, those that are left behind will be taken care of according to your wishes.  Writing a Will isn’t morbid but makes sound financial sense – after ...
Can you save money on your home insurance by being over 50?
February 13, 2015
If you are aged 50 or over, then the good news is that you may be able to source cheaper home insurance  - simply because of your age. There are several reasons for this: • Many insurers recognise that homeowners aged 50 plus are less likely to make a claim on ...
Soaring funeral costs see record levels of funeral plans sold
January 30, 2015
According to figures released by the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA), 147,325 were sold last year; that’s around 12,000 more than the previous year. With funeral costs continuing to rise at an alarming rate, it’s not surprising to see sales increase by 9% as more people become aware that they can ...
Cheaper energy bills are on the way!
January 28, 2015
So we now have a full set of energy price reductions by the big 6: here are the scores on the doors. This downward movement in prices has been brought about by the reduction in whole sale gas prices and some say this should have been done several months ago ...

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