Ashley's blog

Ashley Shepherd is the founder and managing director at Over50choices. With over 30 years’ experience in financial services, he has held senior roles in building societies, banks and insurance companies. 

Ashley Shepherd
29th Nov 2017

Choosing Private Health Insurance over the NHS

One of the primary reasons people choose private health care is to speed up the treatment process; so I was interested to read a recent article on the BBC news website about NHS targets

19th Jun 2017

Pet Cremation and Burial

It has been a while since I last wrote about Pet Cremation and funerals and a lot has changed in that time. My ginger (well, mainly grey) companion who laid at my feet whilst I tapped away at the keys is no longer with us.

23rd Mar 2017

Are you prepared for the long term residential care time bomb?

Shocking research from Royal London shows people who go in to residential care could face bills from £50,000 to £93,000 at the end of their life.

25th Nov 2016

How do I go about donating my body to science?

For significant numbers of people, the idea of donating their body after death to medical science has many attractions.

22nd Nov 2016

What is a Living Will?

Many of these risks can be avoided by the use of a lsquo;living willrsquo;. You can read more about what a living Will is here

26th Oct 2016

Living with someone with dementia

When someone you live with and love is diagnosed with dementia, the effects can be devastating. Dr Jamie Wilson gives advice.

21st Sep 2016

Dementia: planning ahead with your loved one

The Alzheimer's Society points out that although there is no cure for Alzheimer's or dementia generally, you can plan ahead with your loved ones.

19th Sep 2016

My partner has just died; how do I know if they had a funeral plan in place?

Our advice is to talk about end of life planning with your relatives and tell them what type of funeral you want

18th Aug 2016

Which is better joint or single life policies?

The pros and cons of joint life insurance compared with separate life insurance policies mean that you may want to consider carefully your own personal needs

11th Aug 2016

Living and dying in Spain

The short answer is that dying in Spain is for official purposes, a rather different amp; more complicated process than it is in the UK

26th May 2016

Worried about the NHS? Consider private health insurance

Against this background and very real fears many are turning to private health insurance

10th Jul 2014

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Itrsquo;s a tricky thing that prostate cancer. Yoursquo;re going through life when wham, you get hit by a sledgehammer; read more

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