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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
Holidays Ideas for the Over 50s, 60s and 70s Image
10th Feb 2017

Holidays Ideas for the Over 50s, 60s and 70s

There has probably never been a better time for us over 50s to get out and see the world; of course, you should be selective and look at holiday types that arenrsquo;t just targeted at the over-50s but are also of a type you have good reason to believe yoursquo;ll enjoy

Will an over 50 life insurance plan pay for my funeral? Image
31st Jan 2017

Will an over 50 life insurance plan pay for my funeral?

Sooner or later, someone will have to pay for your funeral when you die. The question is whether you are going to make it easier for your surviving family or friends to foot that bill by taking action now in order to make provision for the future.

How much is private health insurance going to cost me? Image
19th Jan 2017

How much is private health insurance going to cost me?

Letrsquo;s talk about health insurance by answering some of the questions yoursquo;ve asked us about this important subject.

Funeral costs: A guide to saving you money Image
28th Nov 2016

Funeral costs: A guide to saving you money

Arranging a funeral is something most of us will do only once in a lifetime, so itrsquo;s important to understand the funeral costs involved so you can be sure you are paying the right price

How do I go about donating my body to science? Image
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

What is a Living Will? Image
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

What is a lasting power of attorney? Image
21st Nov 2016

What is a lasting power of attorney?

A property amp; financial affairs Lasting Power Attorney or health amp; welfare Lasting Power Attorney find our more

Living with someone with dementia Image
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.

Funeral costs have doubled since 2004 according to latest research Image
05th Oct 2016

Funeral costs have doubled since 2004 according to latest research

It#39;s hard to believe that the average cost of a funeral has doubled since 2004

Switch and get more from your pension Image
04th Oct 2016

Switch and get more from your pension

As people spend longer and longer enjoying the freedom of retirement, your pension assumes greater and greater importance.

Mortgages for the over 50s Image
26th Sep 2016

Mortgages for the over 50s

As you move into your 50s, however, applying for a mortgage or a remortgage may involve different considerations

Eating healthy in your 60s Image
23rd Sep 2016

Eating healthy in your 60s

Eating healthy at any age, but especially once you pass 60, is an important way not just of looking younger but also keeping your body fit and more youthful

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