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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
5 Important Questions to Ask Before You File a Personal Injury Claim Image
19th Jan 2015

5 Important Questions to Ask Before You File a Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured, either physically or psychologically, due to the actions of others, in most cases you are entitled to some type of compensation

Cost-effective healthcare for the Over 50’s Image
13th Jan 2015

Cost-effective healthcare for the Over 50’s

No matter what your age, keeping in the optimum of health is important. So when your health goes wrong you need you will want to get it treated

Will the second hand pension market take off? Image
12th Jan 2015

Will the second hand pension market take off?

The biggest problem with this scheme for a buyer of someonersquo;s annuity is that payments will cease on that personrsquo;s death, not buyers

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

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