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“Rising funeral poverty could lead to garden burials
December 11, 2014
It would appear that another MP, Emma Lewell-Buck is trying to re-ignite ministers interest in the often forgotten but nonetheless serious issue of funeral poverty; warning that with some families already turning to pay day loans as a way to meet funeral costs, it’s only a matter of time ...
How much does a funeral cost?
December 4, 2014
It’s the question many of us avoid but something we all should be thinking about as paying for a funeral will ultimately rest on the shoulders of our family unless we do something about it in advance.   So how much does a funeral cost - apart from the obvious answer ...
Is health insurance worth it?
November 29, 2014
Unless you’ve fallen ill in the past, your wellbeing is something that you may well take for granted; so there’s a good chance you may not have considered what exactly would happen if your health started to fail. If the worst happens, you’ll want to receive fast treatment from the ...
How do monthly funeral plans work?
November 28, 2014
I have come to realise over the last year that we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries for prepaid funeral plans from the over 40s and over 50s; a much younger age than the average funeral plan customer who is typically around 70 years of age. This is a ...
ID Parade
November 27, 2014
It’s strange how people’s minds work. I’ve got a young man working for me who often recoils at seeing people’s feet. Considering most people would regard a job in the funeral profession as being unthinkable, for my young chap it’s actually a career in chiropody that he thinks would ...
The UK's Most Expensive Place to Buy and Die is Revealed
November 25, 2014
No prizes for guessing that with average house prices at £513,805, almost £240,000 higher than the UK average of £274,000, London is the most expensive place to buy a property in the UK. However in contrast, our capital is also the most costly place to die, with a funeral ...
How much equity can I release from my home?
November 19, 2014
For the majority our home is probably our largest asset which is why, regardless of whether they have repaid their mortgage or not, an increasing number of people in the UK are choosing to release cash from their property. To qualify for an equity release loan you need to be ...
Planning for a Funeral
November 12, 2014
When a loved one dies it is a stressful and upsetting time, yet you have the daunting job of planning their funeral ahead of you. This may seem a very large task to deal with, one that can almost seem too much to bear. In order to help you ...

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