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
News round up - July 2016 Image
26th Jul 2016

News round up - July 2016

Read our July 2016 monthly news round up affecting the fifty plus age group

Do I need health insurance? Image
20th Jul 2016

Do I need health insurance?

Do I need health insurance? Is a question a lot of people ask. Will the NHS look after me or is it worth paying for health insurance

Releasing equity from your home is scary Image
15th Jul 2016

Releasing equity from your home is scary

On the face of it, its a pretty scary prospect ndash; taking out a mortgage on the home you live in once you have passed the age of 55

Mind the income gap Image
07th Jul 2016

Mind the income gap

A new study has revealed that 42% of UK respondents have experienced income loss due to serious illness, yet just one in five Brits have income insurance protection

Local funeral directors - how to find one Image
13th Jun 2016

Local funeral directors - how to find one

Searching for a local funeral director is not something you day every day and hopefully not one you will need to do very often.

The cost of car insurance is rising. … here's how to save money Image
01st Jun 2016

The cost of car insurance is rising. … here's how to save money

Compare car insurance quotes when your car insurance renewal is due before you buy. Read more

Are you spending more than you need to on energy? Image
27th May 2016

Are you spending more than you need to on energy?

We make comparing the best energy deals simple and straight forward: see our energy saving tips

Worried about the NHS?  Consider private health insurance Image
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

The Changing Face of Obituaries Image
18th May 2016

The Changing Face of Obituaries

Obituaries are no longer in newspapers, online obituaries through social media amp; websites are increasing in popularity

Dying Matters the Big Conversation Image
27th Apr 2016

Dying Matters the Big Conversation

Dying Matters Big Conversation Week starts 9th May, but anytime is a good time, no matter how big or small it is

How prepared are you if your partner died tomorrow? Image
22nd Apr 2016

How prepared are you if your partner died tomorrow?

When it comes to the death of a partner our blinkered approach to the impact it will almost certainly have on our lives

Worst ISA savings rates for years Image
11th Mar 2016

Worst ISA savings rates for years

An increasing number of older savers are now looking at prepaid funeral plans

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