Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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funeral costs 2017

Another year has slipped by which heralds the publication of the SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2017 – not a publication you would immediately subscribe to but interesting reading all the same

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funeral guide

These days you can find a wealth of information on funerals; be it a funeral guide that may prove helpful when making funeral arrangements either in advance or at time of need. 

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best energy deals

UK Energy the trade association for the energy industry has reported that over three million people have now switched energy supplier, that's up 14% on last year.

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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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