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Choosing Health Insurance: our top 10 tips
August 27, 2015
Looking for a private health insurance plan can seem quite daunting - where do you start?   People usually look for a new health insurance plan for one of the following reasons:  You may have just left a company health scheme  Looking to switch ...
What is Peer to Peer lending?
August 21, 2015
You may have heard about peer to peer lending and thought nothing more about it, but as savings rates remain low, perhaps this innovative but higher risk option may be worth another look.  This certainly appears to be the case for a large number of over 55s dipping their toe in the water ...
Funeral Plan Review Part 6 – Age UK
August 20, 2015
As we get asked about Age UK funeral plans quite a bit, I thought it was important to include them as part of our review, especially as the Age UK Funeral Plan is actually provided by one of the companies we work with, Dignity.  Who are Age UK and why do they offer funeral ...
The Heat Is On As Cremation Costs Soar By 30%
August 19, 2015
I was shocked to hear on the news this morning that cremation costs have risen by a third since 2010 from £475 to £640. Let’s face it, unless you choose to be buried which can be considerably more expensive, this cost is unavoidable and will undoubtedly increase further over coming years; who knows ...
Pay Off Your Mortgage With Equity Release
August 18, 2015
We all dream of owning our home, free from mortgage. Many home owners took out interest only, endowment mortgages when they bought their homes and anticipated that, when the policy matured, it would realise enough capital to pay off the mortgage altogether. Sadly, this proved not to be the case, with many left ...
Nuisance Caller
August 17, 2015
Considering how most people seem to run their entire lives on their mobile phones, it never ceases to amaze me (no, that’s a lie – it doesn’t remotely surprise me) how utterly incapable they are of using a normal landline telephone.    Oh sorry, I forgot. (Huffs impatiently). For the benefit of anyone under the age ...
The Financial Cost of Repatriation
August 14, 2015
If you are planning a foreign holiday or a business trip abroad one of the most important matters to organise is your insurance cover against the many different risks that are associated with international travel. These risks include the loss or theft of items of property, trip cancellation, accidents and ill health. In the ...
The Rise of the Mature Adventurer
August 13, 2015
If you are one of those people who think that adventure holidays are reserved for the younger generation, you need to think again! In fact, more and more mature people are opting for energetic, adventurous holidays ahead of the stereotypical cruise trips generally associated with the older holidaymaker. The ever-increasing number of travel companies ...

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