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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.

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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

What is Deprivation of Assets? Image
09th Jun 2014

What is Deprivation of Assets?

Deprivation of assets is a term used to describe the process of reducing your assets to avoid them being included in a local authority means test

So how do you feel about paying for a funeral on your credit card? Image
05th Jun 2014

So how do you feel about paying for a funeral on your credit card?

Paying for a funeral on a credit card was the largest amp; most frequent purchase in 2013 - how will you pay for yours?

Healthy Living for the Over 50s Image
29th May 2014

Healthy Living for the Over 50s

Letrsquo;s face it, whether you are over 50, over 60 or 70, healthy living can be tough.

Will the local authority and taxman take your money? Image
29th May 2014

Will the local authority and taxman take your money?

Inheritance tax could take up to 40% of your estate but if you need long term care the Local Authority can take everything!

Is the Income Protection Insurance Market Broken? Image
27th May 2014

Is the Income Protection Insurance Market Broken?

The report goes on to say that only 8% of families have any form of income protection insurance.

Do you haggle for the best travel money exchange rate? Image
27th May 2014

Do you haggle for the best travel money exchange rate?

Looking for the best travel money deal? Take care; the exchange rate may not be what it seems!

Annuities are dead - long live annuities! Image
26th May 2014

Annuities are dead - long live annuities!

In March 2014, the government made sweeping changes to the UK annuity market, giving the consumer greater control over their pension pot.

How do I get the best Over 65 Travel Insurance? Image
26th May 2014

How do I get the best Over 65 Travel Insurance?

Here are my top tips for getting the best from your travel insurance for over 65s. Over50choices provides free quotes

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?

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