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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
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

Dementia: planning ahead with your loved one Image
21st Sep 2016

Dementia: planning ahead with your loved one

The Alzheimerrsquo;s Society points out that although there is no cure for Alzheimerrsquo;s or dementia generally,

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

Over 50s Forums Image
16th Sep 2016

Over 50s Forums

How many Over 50s forums are there? Take a look at some of our top pics.

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