Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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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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compare health cash plans

Over 5 million people in the UK have some form of health insurance - and it’s popular for a reason. There are so many advantages to investing in health insurance including high quality care, more choice, value for money and peace of mind.

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Grieving families may be forced to take loans as the death tax rises by up to 9,202%

From May, grieving families could be forced to take out short-term loans in order to implement the probate process suggests Government analysis, following an increase to fees.

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over 50 choices blog

  • The Problem with Pay Now, Die Later: Funerals Uncovered TV Programme
  • Our summary on the SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2018
  • I was quoted in the Daily Express today on rising funeral costs

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