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The Woman In Black
September 23, 2014
The pony & trap belonging to Keckwick’s father had lost its way in thick fog and tumbled off Nine Lives Causeway, taking its passengers to their doom in the lethal marshes. Keckwick Snr, the maid and the child Nathaniel were lost. (The horse drowned too – the greater part ...
Life Insurance Over 60 – are you too old?
September 17, 2014
It will probably come as no surprise to you that the older we get, the more expensive life insurance becomes. At the end of the day that is how insurance works; the greater the risk the higher the premium and whether you feel it or not, us oldens get ...
No more Stamp Duty on properties worth less than £500,000?
September 13, 2014
Oh how we all wish this was true! Unfortunately it’s not and although this topic is thrashed around on an annual basis, it looks as though it won’t come true for the foreseeable future. You see stamp duty is just too big an earner for the government, so cutting this ...
Want a nicer ISA?
September 10, 2014
The average interest rate on a 1 year Cash ISA has plummeted by a whopping 40% over the last 3 years and only this week (4th September 2014) 17 providers reduced their interest rates even further! So what exactly is going on? It may seem like the banks and building societies ...
Are you remembering a Charity in your Will?
September 8, 2014
This week starting the 8th September is a very special week. Formed in 2000 and now with 140 member charities involved, ‘Remember a Charity week’ is a time when people come together to encourage others to leave a gift to charity in their Will. As part of the week, cross-charity ...
Tempting tax breaks
September 5, 2014
Many people know that we have some substantial changes in pension regulations coming in April 2015 but I wonder if many people understand that the regulations will allow many people to pay much less tax!!! From April there will be an opportunity to withdraw all your pension pot in one ...
Fifty Plus generation enjoy the lowest inflation rate?
September 1, 2014
According to reports I have read this week, times are good for us Over 50 somethings. Apparently consumer group Which? has revealed that the fifty plus generation have enjoyed lower inflation than any other age group according to its statistics, based on the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) spending ...
Downbeat Abbey
August 27, 2014
Brace yourselves – I’m going to say something highly controversial. It will surely result in citizen’s arrest and interrogation at the hands of the television-viewing public: I think Downton Abbey is unadulterated tripe. I enjoyed Cranford, I loved Lark Rise To Candleford, but I cannot abide Downward Abbey. I would sooner ...

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