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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
The Gift of Life Insurance Image
12th May 2017

The Gift of Life Insurance

It may not seem like the obvious gift but the decision to buy life insurance or life assurance as it is also referred to could be one of the most important decisions your ever make

Are cremation funerals cheaper than burial funerals? Image
26th Apr 2017

Are cremation funerals cheaper than burial funerals?

A choice all of us will need to make in our lives whether it is for ourselves or those we care about is whether we should opt for a cremation funeral or a burial funeral.nbsp;

£400bn of wealth to be left by grandparents in their Wills Image
24th Apr 2017

£400bn of wealth to be left by grandparents in their Wills

A recent news story in the Daily Mail says that a cascade of wealt of more than pound;400billion is set to flow to younger generations from their grandparents; Wills in the coming years.

Are you prepared for the long term residential care time bomb? Image
23rd Mar 2017

Are you prepared for the long term residential care time bomb?

Shocking research from Royal London shows people who go in to residential care could face bills from pound;50,000 to pound;93,000 at the end of their life.

Energy switching powering ahead according to Ofgem Image
21st Mar 2017

Energy switching powering ahead according to Ofgem

For anyone much over the age of say 40-45, the idea of constantly changing energy suppliers still seems strange. Many of us can remember when the energy suppliers were nationalised and market choice was limited to non-existent

How much is my house worth? Image
21st Mar 2017

How much is my house worth?

Over-optimistic pricing is often one of the biggest single factors in delaying a sale ndash; so try to avoid that if at all possible.

Grieving families may be forced to take loans as the death tax rises by up to 9,202%  Image
13th Mar 2017

Grieving families may be forced to take loans as the death tax rises by up to 9,202%

From May, grieving families could be forced to take out short-term loans in order to implement the probate process suggests Government analysis, following an increase to fees.

Holidays Ideas for the Over 50s, 60s and 70s Image
10th Feb 2017

Holidays Ideas for the Over 50s, 60s and 70s

There has probably never been a better time for us over 50s to get out and see the world; of course, you should be selective and look at holiday types that arenrsquo;t just targeted at the over-50s but are also of a type you have good reason to believe yoursquo;ll enjoy

How much is private health insurance going to cost me? Image
19th Jan 2017

How much is private health insurance going to cost me?

Letrsquo;s talk about health insurance by answering some of the questions yoursquo;ve asked us about this important subject.

How do I go about donating my body to science? Image
25th Nov 2016

How do I go about donating my body to science?

For significant numbers of people, the idea of donating their body after death to medical science has many attractions

What is a Living Will? Image
22nd Nov 2016

What is a Living Will?

Many of these risks can be avoided by the use of a lsquo;living willrsquo;. You can read more about what a living Will is here

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