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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
Is the funeral time bomb about to explode? Image
24th Apr 2015

Is the funeral time bomb about to explode?

However, the so called funeral time bomb is unlikely to explode in my view....read more here

Deep cleaning tips for obsessive cleaners Image
09th Apr 2015

Deep cleaning tips for obsessive cleaners

You might choose to call in domestic cleaners on a regular basis or you might decide a DIY deep clean is the only way to go

How to compare the best ISA rates on the market Image
09th Apr 2015

How to compare the best ISA rates on the market

Itrsquo;s essential to shop around to get the best ISA deal and one thatrsquo;s right for you. Herersquo;s how to compare the best ISA products and services on the market

Does over 50 car insurance exist or is a marketing gimmick? Image
02nd Mar 2015

Does over 50 car insurance exist or is a marketing gimmick?

Yes over 50 car insurance does exist but that shouldnrsquo;t stop you shopping around make sure you are getting the most suitable and cost-effective deal on your motor insurance.

Don’t ignore the signs of rheumatoid arthritis Image
27th Feb 2015

Don’t ignore the signs of rheumatoid arthritis

Almost one third of people stop working within two years of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis

The financial benefits of being fifty plus Image
25th Feb 2015

The financial benefits of being fifty plus

Being fifty plus no longer has the same connotations as it did even a few decades ago when being aged 50 or over was classed as old

Considerations when writing a Will Image
16th Feb 2015

Considerations when writing a Will

You are never too young to make a Will, in fact doing so may give you peace of mind. There are various ways to write a Will take a look

Can you save money on your home insurance by being over 50? Image
13th Feb 2015

Can you save money on your home insurance by being over 50?

If you are aged 50 or over, then the good news is that you may be able to source cheaper home insurance

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

Using an Equity Release Calculator to help decide on how much cash you could release? Image
23rd Jan 2015

Using an Equity Release Calculator to help decide on how much cash you could release?

There is still some confusion about what equity release actually involves so why not try the free calculator to get you started

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

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