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
Have your parents made a Will? Image
22nd May 2014

Have your parents made a Will?

Do you know if your parents have made a Will yet? Making a Will is pivotal to later life planning

Is a happy retirement really £15,000 a year? Image
22nd May 2014

Is a happy retirement really £15,000 a year?

The National Employment Savings Trust Report states that a pension income of pound;15,000 a year will make you feel more comfortable in retirement.

Energy Supplier loses over 370,000 customers in one year yet still makes £1.4bn! Image
21st May 2014

Energy Supplier loses over 370,000 customers in one year yet still makes £1.4bn!

Anyway back to moaning about Energy Suppliers: One of the big 6 has made headline news again; surprised?

Over 50 Car Insurance – the tipping point for the older driver Image
21st May 2014

Over 50 Car Insurance – the tipping point for the older driver

Car insurance is a funny thing, especially for the Over 50s. For a time you are viewed like a fine full bodied wine; improving with age with a wealth of experience

The Legacy of Prostate Cancer Image
11th Apr 2014

The Legacy of Prostate Cancer

Ive had prostate cancer, sometimes it feels like someone else is in the room: do you remember Randel amp; Hopkirk

What do Billy Connolly and Ashley Shepherd have in Common? Image
06th Mar 2014

What do Billy Connolly and Ashley Shepherd have in Common?

Billy Connolly#39;s Big Send Off is on TV in May. The Big Yin had prostate cancer and now has Parkinson#39;s, Life isnt fair!

The New Current Account Switch Service - 5 Easy Steps to Switching Bank Account Image
16th Sep 2013

The New Current Account Switch Service - 5 Easy Steps to Switching Bank Account

Unless yoursquo;ve avoided the news completely for the last couple of days you will no doubt have seen the latest headlines about the new Current Account Switch Service which launches today. The free service backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee aims to make the process of switching your current bank account easier, safer, hassle free and quick; reducing the time it takes to only 7 days.

What happens when you have to look after your parents instead of them looking after you? Image
02nd Sep 2013

What happens when you have to look after your parents instead of them looking after you?

There comes a point in most of our lives when instead of your parents being there to look after you and help you through lifersquo;s ups and downs, the roles become reversed. As your parents age, it falls to you to help look after them and there is a great deal to consider to try to ensure they have a happy, healthy and financially secure old age.

Whatever you do, shop around! Image
09th Jul 2013

Whatever you do, shop around!

Can you believe by taking time to shop around and compare car insurance quotes this morning, I managed to half next yearrsquo;s premium

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