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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
Soaring funeral costs see record levels of funeral plans sold Image
30th Jan 2015

Soaring funeral costs see record levels of funeral plans sold

According to figures released by the Funeral Planning Authority 147,325 were sold last year; thatrsquo;s 12,000 more than last year.

Cheaper energy bills are on the way! Image
28th Jan 2015

Cheaper energy bills are on the way!

The big 6 energy suppliers have reduced their prices: now is a good time to compare dual fuel prices

65 Plus Pensioner Bonds: now you see them now you don’t! Image
20th Jan 2015

65 Plus Pensioner Bonds: now you see them now you don’t!

The 65 Plus Guaranteed Growth Bonds, otherwise known as ldquo;pensioner bondsrdquo; has launched buy hurry while stocks last

5 Important Questions to Ask Before You File a Personal Injury Claim Image
19th Jan 2015

5 Important Questions to Ask Before You File a Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured, either physically or psychologically, due to the actions of others, in most cases you are entitled to some type of compensation

Cost-effective healthcare for the Over 50’s Image
13th Jan 2015

Cost-effective healthcare for the Over 50’s

No matter what your age, keeping in the optimum of health is important. So when your health goes wrong you need you will want to get it treated

Will the second hand pension market take off? Image
12th Jan 2015

Will the second hand pension market take off?

The biggest problem with this scheme for a buyer of someonersquo;s annuity is that payments will cease on that personrsquo;s death, not buyers

Decorate your home with flowers on a budget Image
31st Dec 2014

Decorate your home with flowers on a budget

You can pick up some single stem flowers from serenataflowers.com at a really good price

Is health insurance worth it? Image
29th Nov 2014

Is health insurance worth it?

If the worst happens, yoursquo;ll want to receive fast treatment from the best doctors, something that the NHS might not necessarily be able to deliver.

Planning for a Funeral Image
12th Nov 2014

Planning for a Funeral

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

How much does probate cost? Image
04th Nov 2014

How much does probate cost?

In 2013 the average cost of probate was pound;2,160; a figure that has increased by a massive 39% over the last year. Read more

Health, happiness and good care: the essentials every person needs Image
31st Oct 2014

Health, happiness and good care: the essentials every person needs

Accepting professional care where needed and doing everything you can to enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle. Read more

Annuity rates take a dive! Image
29th Oct 2014

Annuity rates take a dive!

Just when you thought things couldnrsquo;t get any worse for annuities, the latest reports talk of further blows to the much maligned insurance plan.

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