Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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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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Funeral Plan Market

Dec 19, 2017

funeral plan market

The Funeral Plan market has grown dramatically over recent years and as a result has become rather confusing and in some ways misleading.

When I say misleading, I am not talking about funeral plans as such: although there are some areas that require clarification. 

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nhs free check

Although we may take it for granted, the state of our health is of the utmost importance and can have a serious impact on the way we live our lives. As we get older, the risks to our health become more apparent, so the need to get and stay fit increases.

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NHS Targets

One of the primary reasons people choose private health care is to speed up the treatment process; so I was interested to read a recent article on the BBC news website about NHS targets

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avalon funeral plans

It was with mixed emotions that I read the Mail on Sunday’s report on the illegal tactics one prepaid funeral plan provider is reported to have been using to so say ‘bully’ customers into buying their prepaid funeral plans.

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what can i use equity release for

With so many uses it's not surprising to hear that the number of people of releasing equity from their own has risen again to a whopping £824m being released in 3 months, between July and September 2017 which is a 44% increase on the previous year.

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best funeral plans

Having read an article recently ‘Prepaid Funeral plans; what you need to know before you buy’ I felt compelled to put pen to paper (or whatever the equivalent is these days in our new super high tech world) and clarify a few point; in particular the best way to compare funeral plans.

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monthly funeral plans

Given the rising cost of funerals and the low interest rates on savings, there is little wonder that funeral plans, allowing you to save money by fixing funeral costs at today’s prices are a good idea; but what about monthly instalment funeral plans? 

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