Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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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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cremation of burial uk

A choice all of us will need to make in our lives whether it is for ourselves or those we care about is whether we should opt for a cremation funeral or a burial funeral. 

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professionally made Will

A recent news story in the Daily Mail says that a 'cascade of wealth' of more than £400billion is set to flow to younger generations from their grandparents’ Wills in the coming years.

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Reducing the cost of your funeral bill

Who is going to pay the costs for your funeral when you die? It might seem like the kind of macabre question that is best not asked but...

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long term care costs uk

Shocking research from Royal London shows people who go in to residential care could face bills from £50,000 to £93,000 at the end of their life.

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what is a funeral plan

Only a shocking 16% of Brits aged 45 and above have a prepaid funeral plan in place. And those without a funeral plan don’t realise how affordable a plan could be and how easy it is to set one up.

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switching energy supplier

For anyone much over the age of say 40-45, the idea of constantly changing energy suppliers still seems strange. Many of us can remember when the energy suppliers were nationalised and market choice was limited to non-existent

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how to find a financial adviser

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in terms of which approach you adopt. Just be clear as to what advice you’re getting, ensure that it’s from a highly qualified and reputable source

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how much is my house worth

Over-optimistic pricing is often one of the biggest single factors in delaying a sale – so try to avoid that if at all possible.

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