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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
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

A lack of bereavement support for those who need it most Image
31st Mar 2016

A lack of bereavement support for those who need it most

Its not difficult to see why the maximum payout of pound;700 from the Social Funeral Fund is demisery.

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

People turning to payday loans to fund funerals Image
11th Mar 2016

People turning to payday loans to fund funerals

A staggering pound;576m has been borrowed from payday loans to pay for loved ones funerals over the past 5 years

Why compare the market for travel insurance? Image
07th Mar 2016

Why compare the market for travel insurance?

what we consider is the sensible thing and compare the market for travel insurance

Who has the Best Energy Deals? Image
28th Jan 2016

Who has the Best Energy Deals?

Shopping around for the best energy deal will save you money, but can you really be bothered

Pension Changes – How Will They Affect Anyone Retiring from April 2016 Onwards? Image
27th Jan 2016

Pension Changes – How Will They Affect Anyone Retiring from April 2016 Onwards?

These changes to the state pension follow the significant changes to private pension arrangements

The shocking truth about funeral plans! Image
26th Jan 2016

The shocking truth about funeral plans!

Shocking truth number 4, funeral plans are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Thinking about downsizing? Ask yourself these questions first Image
07th Jan 2016

Thinking about downsizing? Ask yourself these questions first

Downsizing is what many people consider at some stage in their lives; especially as they are nearing or in their retirement years

How much is my house worth? Image
15th Dec 2015

How much is my house worth?

The key question how much is my house worth becomes more important when we are approaching our later years amp; making preparations for retirement planning

Will the government pay for my funeral? Image
04th Dec 2015

Will the government pay for my funeral?

There is a state funded Social Fund Funeral Payment system in place but it hasn#39;t been updated for many years.

Writing a Will & what is Prepaid Probate? Image
27th Oct 2015

Writing a Will & what is Prepaid Probate?

Writing a will allows you to keep control of your assets after you die. Prepaid probate could save your estate money. Read more

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