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Planning your funeral when living in Spain
August 3, 2015
Whether you are already living is Spain or when you make the decision to retire to a European country, the last thing you will want to think about is what arrangements you would like to make to cover the eventuality that you pass away whilst living abroad. However, this is an important issue ...
Don’t Mistake Your EHIC Card for Travel Insurance
July 29, 2015
The European Health Insurance Card, also known as  the EHIC, which was introduced in June 2004 to provide reciprocal arrangements for medical treatment for European visitors to other European countries, is perceived by many UK travellers to be an effective alternative to travel insurance. In fact, those who do not take out travel insurance ...
Children Can Bank on Mum and Dad
July 28, 2015
People are now living increasingly longer lives and the traditional method of passing on their accumulated wealth to their children, through a Will, can mean that the children themselves are approaching middle-age by the time they inherit. Their needs are unlikely to be as pressing then as they will have been in previous ...
After Market
July 20, 2015
Once again the National Funeral Exhibition has been and gone. For some reason best known to the exhibition organisers it had a medieval theme this time.  The result of that was yours truly constantly having to dodge the unwanted attentions of some goon dressed in knight’s armour welcoming everyone to the show. In an effort ...
Where there's a Will
July 8, 2015
It may surprise you to learn that over eight million UK adults aged fifty or over have not made a will.  When you consider some of the consequences of dying without a will it is, perhaps, a surprising statistic. Making a will can be quick, easy and relatively inexpensive and the benefits of doing ...
Aged 50 Plus? It’s Time to Review Your Insurance
July 6, 2015
For many people, reaching the age of fifty represents something of a watershed, where you stand back and appraise your lives to date and review your plans for the future. One area that will almost certainly fall for review is the insurance provision that you have made and, as this article demonstrates, there ...
The Key Thing to Remember
June 10, 2015
You might be familiar with the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling; the one that says if you can keep your head when everyone about you is losing theirs and blaming it on you…, and if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat them both the same…, then yours is the Earth ...
What would your ‘dream funeral’ be like?
June 2, 2015
We have all heard of dream holidays or dream weddings but if money were no object, what would you plan for your ‘dream funeral’?  Well here’s what a recent survey we commissioned revealed: infographic The survey was based on a wide age range from 18 to 80, which is probably why it reveals such eye ...

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