Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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what can I do with my pension pot

Since the pension rules changed in April 2015 the way people access their pension pots unsurprisingly has changed, but what about your pension pot?

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Top 5 reasons for releasing equity from your home

Have you ever wondered what you would spend the cash on if you took an equity release loan to release money from your home? Did you know that if you are aged 55 and over you could release around half of your property's value in a tax tree lump sum?

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health insurance quotes

It’s not just all about the money when choosing the best health quotes. I agree cost is important but choosing a cheap healthcare insurance plan may be a bad move when you discover the condition you are claiming for isn’t covered

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asda funeral plans

In a word – NO – there is no such thing as Asda Funeral Plans; or for that matter there is also no such thing as Tesco Funeral Plans, Sainsburys Funeral Plans, Waitrose Funeral Plans or Morrisons Funeral Plans. 

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Boom in equity release

Jul 19, 2017

equity release

The research suggested that there has been a 30% surge in the number of the over 50s taking up the opportunities presented by equity release 

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fairer finance funeral plans report

All is not calm in what would appear to be the somewhat muddied waters of the funeral plan market according to recent research carried out by Fairer Finance

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guaranteed over 70 life insurance

For many of us the need for life insurance is pretty consistent throughout our lives, it’s just the reason we require the insurance that changes. So its little wonder the market for over 50, 60 and over 70 life insurance is big business.

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Pet Cremation and Burial

It has been a while since I last wrote about Pet Cremation and funerals and a lot has changed in that time. My ginger, well mainly grey companion who laid at my feet whilst I tapped away at the keys is no longer with us

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compare health insurance quotes

It looks as though a great deal more Brits may be looking to get private health insurance quotes if a deal can’t be done to protect the healthcare and support received by expat pensioners after Brexit

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Protecting your wellbeing with health insurance ..... and a garden!

Don’t worry, I haven’t finally lost the plot or gone mad. according to research, gardening can also have a massive impact on both your physical and mental health

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