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I Don’t Think It’s Supposed To Be Like This
November 2, 2015
Perspective is always a good thing; so having met a special someone – a female of the opposite sex – I find myself drawn to the occasional internet article about how relationships are supposed to unfold. Reading that sort of tripe usually runs against my better judgement, simply because my judgement is usually ...
Writing a Will & what is Prepaid Probate?
October 27, 2015
One of the most difficult and distressing events that a family is likely to experience is a bereavement.  There is little that we can do to protect our nearest and dearest from the natural sadness that they will feel when we pass away. We can, however, take steps to ensure that their sorrow ...
What are green funerals?
October 14, 2015
When planning their funeral arrangements an increasing number of people are now considering the option of a green funeral. A green, natural or environmentally friendly funeral is an alternative to a traditional funeral or cremation and uses materials and methods that are likely to have the least detrimental effect on the environment. In this ...
Why Energy Users Should Compare Prices
October 8, 2015
Switching energy supplier has never been easier, whilst competition between the energy suppliers has never been greater.  Historically, the energy market has been dominated by the “big six” suppliers, British Gas, SSE, EDF Energy, E.On, ScottishPower and npower and they maintain that commanding position. However, in recent years, their market domination has been whittled away ...
Departure Lounge
October 5, 2015
It’s all happening with our local crematoria. One council-run crematorium, which currently occupies converted, Victorian cemetery chapels, has achieved unanimous, approval from councillors for replacement with a £7 million purpose-built facility. Meanwhile, the privately-run crematorium we primarily use is halfway through construction work for a second chapel and hospitality/catering suite. They’ve been canvassing all their ...
Seconds Matter Campaign
October 2, 2015
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, chronic and debilitating disease that causes inflammation, pain and swelling in the joints. It can have a devastating impact on your quality of life, making even the most simple of everyday tasks both painful and time-consuming.  The Premier Bathrooms Seconds Matter campaign is dedicated to raising the awareness of ...
British Expats Beware: Investment Advisers Can Seriously Damage Your Wealth
September 30, 2015
For those of us living in the UK, the days when financial advisers had carte blanche to take enormous (often hidden) commission from their clients as payment for the services that they provide are now over. The regulation of the financial industry, which is overseen by The Financial Conduct Authority, has led to ...
Bucket List Favourites for the Over 50s
September 28, 2015
If you are fifty plus and, perhaps, looking towards taking early retirement, it is high time to consider what projects, pursuits and adventures you might wish to undertake in the future. This list of objectives – commonly known as the “bucket list” - may be diverse and include all types of activity, ranging ...

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