Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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holidays over 60s

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 aren’t just targeted at the over-50s but are also of a type you have good reason to believe you’ll enjoy

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over 50s life insurance funeral costs

Sooner or later, someone will have to pay for your funeral when you die. The question is whether you are going to make it easier for your surviving family or friends to foot that bill by taking action now in order to make provision for the future.

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how much does private heath insurance cost

Let’s talk about health insurance by answering some of the questions you’ve asked us about this important subject.

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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

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What is a Living Will?

Nov 22, 2016

woman next to car

Many of these risks can be avoided by the use of a ‘living will’. You can read more about what a living Will is here

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What is a lasting power of attorney?

A property & financial affairs Lasting Power Attorney or health & welfare Lasting Power Attorney find our more

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Living with someone with dementia

When someone you live with and love is diagnosed with dementia, the effects can be devastating. Dr Jamie Wilson gives advice.

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Funeral costs have doubled since 2004 according to latest research

It's hard to believe that the average cost of a funeral has doubled since 2004

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pension switching

As people spend longer and longer enjoying the freedom of retirement, your pension assumes greater and greater importance.

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Mortgages for the over 50s

As you move into your 50s, however, applying for a mortgage or a remortgage may involve different considerations

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Ashley Shepherd is an Over 50s Personal Finance Expert

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