Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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affordable health insurance

Affordability is extremely difficult to manage of course – it all depends on your personal means and circumstances. What may be affordable to one person, may strike another as expensive.

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compare best energy deals

Are you like I used to be and putting off switching your energy to a better deal thinking it is too much hassle, and you’ve not got enough time? You could be surprised – it’s easier than you think 

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interest only mortgages

When you arranged it – probably many years ago – you might have thought an “interest only” mortgage sounded ideal. It offered a way to pay less on your monthly mortgage amount as you only paid the interest amount over a fixed time 

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compare life insurance

It isn’t much fun comparing life insurance – but why is that? What does a life insurance comparison involve and what might you be looking out for?

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over 50s car insurance

The risk of an older driver killing a pedestrian in a road traffic accident (one of the most expensive, or “catastrophic”, risks as far as insurers are concerned) is lower than that for a middle-aged driver and half that of drivers aged under 25

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how much equity can i release from my home

Releasing equity from your home involves taking out an equity release mortgage, it is not a decision that should be made lightly Read more

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pension scams

It is an unfortunate fact of life that there are plenty of people out there who will be only too keen to remove your money from you by whatever means possible. That includes your pension lump sums or “pension pot” as they’re sometimes called.

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over 50 holiday insurance

This article will discuss what you need to know when buying cover, so you can make an informed decision as to which option is the most appropriate for you. 

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funeral costs

Arranging a funeral is something most of us will do only once in a lifetime, so it’s important to understand the funeral costs involved so you can be sure you are paying the right price

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over 50 health insurance

Are you put off the thought of private health insurance because of your age and what it is likely to cost? The good news is that it might not prove as expensive as you think, since there are ways of reducing the cost of over 50 health insurance, making it an affordable option.

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