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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
Decorate your home with flowers on a budget Image
31st Dec 2014

Decorate your home with flowers on a budget

You can pick up some single stem flowers from serenataflowers.com at a really good price

“Rising funeral poverty could lead to garden burials
11th Dec 2014

“Rising funeral poverty could lead to garden burials" warns MP

MP Emma Lewell-Buck is re-igniting ministers interest in the forgotten but nonetheless serious issue of funeral poverty

How much does a funeral cost? Image
04th Dec 2014

How much does a funeral cost?

What would you say if I asked you how much a funeral costs, 40% of people under estimate it by pound;1275

Is health insurance worth it? Image
29th Nov 2014

Is health insurance worth it?

If the worst happens, yoursquo;ll want to receive fast treatment from the best doctors, something that the NHS might not necessarily be able to deliver.

How do monthly funeral plans work? Image
28th Nov 2014

How do monthly funeral plans work?

The major providers offer monthly funeral plans over over 1, 3 and 5 years. Read this before you buy to explore your options

The UK's Most Expensive Place to Buy and Die is Revealed Image
25th Nov 2014

The UK's Most Expensive Place to Buy and Die is Revealed

Whilst house prices have been soaring by up to 11.7% in the last year the cost of dying has increased by 10.6% Read more

Planning for a Funeral Image
12th Nov 2014

Planning for a Funeral

When a loved one dies it is a stressful and upsetting time, yet you have the daunting job of planning their funeral ahead of you

How much does probate cost? Image
04th Nov 2014

How much does probate cost?

In 2013 the average cost of probate was pound;2,160; a figure that has increased by a massive 39% over the last year. Read more

Health, happiness and good care: the essentials every person needs Image
31st Oct 2014

Health, happiness and good care: the essentials every person needs

Accepting professional care where needed and doing everything you can to enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle. Read more

Annuity rates take a dive! Image
29th Oct 2014

Annuity rates take a dive!

Just when you thought things couldnrsquo;t get any worse for annuities, the latest reports talk of further blows to the much maligned insurance plan.

How to choose the best health insurance plan Image
28th Oct 2014

How to choose the best health insurance plan

The best private health insurance plan really depends on your needs so will vary. Read more here

Winter is coming: is now the time to freeze your rising energy bills? Image
24th Oct 2014

Winter is coming: is now the time to freeze your rising energy bills?

Our advice is that you should shop around every 6 months to see if you can save money by switching energy supplier

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