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
Why do people buy Prepaid Funeral Plans? Image
13th Aug 2014

Why do people buy Prepaid Funeral Plans?

I realise that people buy a funeral plan for a whole host of reasons. Read on to look at them in more detail

New pensions
29th Jul 2014

New pensions "advice" a disaster waiting to happen?

The term guaranteed guidance is not advice with a capital A. Many people will not take this pensions advice and be left at risk. Read more

Why do I need a Will? Image
25th Jul 2014

Why do I need a Will?

Unfortunately the need for making a Will is a question asked and dismissed by almost two thirds of the UK. Read more

How will the new pension reforms impact your life? Image
22nd Jul 2014

How will the new pension reforms impact your life?

The pension reforms will offer greater flexibility and financial freedom to our pension pot. Read more

Helping your parent choose the right car insurance Image
21st Jul 2014

Helping your parent choose the right car insurance

Help your parents to find the cheap car insurance deals and understand whats covered and whats not. Read more

How times have changed for the travel hungry Over 50s Image
16th Jul 2014

How times have changed for the travel hungry Over 50s

An interesting report recently released by Saga highlights just how times have changed for the Over 50s traveller

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? Image
10th Jul 2014

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Itrsquo;s a tricky thing that prostate cancer. Yoursquo;re going through life when wham, you get hit by a sledgehammer; read more

Over 50s can enjoy longer working life thanks to new flexi hours Image
01st Jul 2014

Over 50s can enjoy longer working life thanks to new flexi hours

Once you reach your 50s, you tend to reassess your life. If you have a comfortable pension or savings pot that allows you to retire early.

Over 50s to benefit from changes in new car insurance initiative Image
20th Jun 2014

Over 50s to benefit from changes in new car insurance initiative

MyLicence, the scheme being introduced by the DVLA, the Department of Transport and the insurance industry

Pension Pot to pay for Long Term Care Fees? Image
18th Jun 2014

Pension Pot to pay for Long Term Care Fees?

Should we allow those needing long term care to fund it from their pension pot tax free? Find out more

Switch Energy Supplier to Save Money in Just 3 days Image
16th Jun 2014

Switch Energy Supplier to Save Money in Just 3 days

Its welcome news that switching energy supplier will take just 3 years by the end of 2014. Find out more

Who pays for Long Term Care Costs? Image
10th Jun 2014

Who pays for Long Term Care Costs?

With annual costs of around pound;30,000, who exactly is responsible when it comes to paying long term care costs

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