Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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burial plans

Compared to cremation funerals, burial costs can be considerably higher, mainly because of the cost of burial plots. As the majority of plan providers only include an allowance in their funeral plans to help with the actual burial or interment fees

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compare life insurance

Sometimes, the figures really do speak for themselves. In this instance, just two statistics suggest that the average homeowner in the UK has insufficient life insurance to cover their outstanding mortgage

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equity release calculator

You only need to look to the internet to know that equity release schemes are growing in popularity, with a wide range of companies advertising their free equity release calculator services so you can see for yourself just how much you can borrow.

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how much is a burial plot uk

A question I get asked a lot is ‘how much does it cost to buy a burial plot’ to which I usually reply ‘how much is a piece of string’. I am not meaning to be facetious or unhelpful but the cost of burial plots or burial lairs as they are known in Scotland really do vary that much

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are funeral plans regulated

Even the cheapest funeral plans cost a fair chunk of money though, so if you are committing to a prepaid funeral plan, you want to be certain that your money is safe.

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life insurance comparison

It may not seem like the obvious gift but the decision to buy life insurance or life assurance as it is also referred to could be one of the most important decisions your ever make

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dignity funeral plans

Having been in the prepaid funeral plan market for quite some time, we have gained a much greater understanding of what our customers are looking for when considering buying a prepaid funeral plan, which is one of the reasons why we recommend Dignity Funeral Plans

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what does martin lewis think about over 50 life insurance

When it comes to over 50 life insurance Martin Lewis doesn’t mince his words. It’s fair to say that the renowned ‘moneysavingexpert’ is rather scathing but it is worth pointing out that like other comparison companies such as Moneysupermarket, Go Compare and, Mr Lewis does still sell this type of guaranteed acceptance plan on his website.

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how funeral plans work

It’s good to see more people are coming to terms with the prospect of planning their funeral in advance with a funeral plan but there is obviously still some confusion over certain aspects; be it with the actual funeral plans themselves or funeral planning in general

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over 50 plan

I have written many blogs and articles over the years about Over 50 plans, from choosing the best over 50 life insurance plan to how to get more life insurance cover for your money but more recently there have been a number of changes to certain plans which I thought were worth talking about.

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