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  1. What scams are easy to fall for?

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    Sometimes it can feel as though there are bad guys and dangers around every corner. It’s not pleasant to live with this idea, but it can feel very real at times. Of course, there are a lot of positives in the world too, but these negative things are the ones that stick in our heads and make us worry the most. One of the issues that can be very upsetting and disrupting is when you fall for a scam. There are people whose sole aim is to part you from your money or your identity (or both) and cause havoc in your life. Worrying about these scams can take up a lot of time, but if you know what to...
  2. Helping A Loved One With A Will? Here Are Some Issues You Need To Be Aware Of

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     We don’t need to tell you how difficult the process of dealing with a will can be. There are so many emotional elements tangled up in the whole ordeal, and that is the case even if there are no big disagreements or major issues to deal with. We have all been in a situation where the will has been contested. We all know someone in our family or close circle who has fallen out with people for good over a disagreement in a will. It is a natural result of it being a combination of a heated personal matter and something that frequently involves a sum of money, or something as treasured as a family home. If you find yourself in a position where you need to step...
  3. Mortgage Tips For The Over 50s

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    The closer you get to retirement age, the harder you could find it to secure a mortgage. However, as the population gets older and more of us are working for much longer, there are more mortgages out there that could work for you even as you get older.  What Is The Age Limit For Getting A Mortgage Each mortgage lender will set their own age limit for mortgage applicants. In most cases, this limit is either: Your age when you take out the mortgage, with the limit ranging from around 70 to 85 Your age when the mortgage term ends, with the limit ranging from around 75 to 95.  No...
  4. What to Do to Solve Bad Credit Issues

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    Credit issues can hold people back in life in so many different ways. It’s up to you to consider the various ways in which you can improve your credit situation. But when you have no idea where to start, that can be pretty tough. To help you get a better idea of how you might solve your credit issues and improve your credit score moving forward, we’ve put together this helpful guide. Each of the ideas we’re about to discuss will help you to get past your credit problems. Make Sure Your Bills Are Always Paid on Time The first thing you need to try and get right is making sure your bills are always paid on time. This is something that credit rating...
  5. The financial wellbeing gap between men and women

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    Possessing a strong sense of financial wellbeing is crucial when it comes to overall happiness within the world. Our finances have the potential to cause us additional stresses both in the present and for the future. Recent research has highlighted a range of financial wellbeing issues that need addressing when looking at the split between men and women, as well as how the pandemic has factored into these problems. The difference between men and women According to the survey carried out by Saunderson House, a wealth management firm in London, women have a lower sense of financial wellbeing when compared to men considering the same aspects. Both men and women chose the same three things as their main factors for determining financial wellbeing: Having wellbeing in other walks...
  6. What Should Over 50s Look For In Life Insurance Post-COVID?

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    The conversation about life insurance is never easy — having to prepare for when the worst happens can be a tricky task. Nonetheless, it is a conversation that those in their fifties and older should think about. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the way life insurance policies are handled has changed. The world is a very different place than it was a year ago, and as such, there are a few things you should be aware of when buying a new policy. Here, we look at a few questions you might have when buying a life insurance policy during the pandemic, and what you should look for when you’re browsing. Does life insurance cover COVID? One of the most pressing questions you might have when looking to buy life insurance will naturally...
  7. Why Equity Release Spending is Key to Fiscal Security for Over 55s

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    There’s undoubtedly something of a pensions’ crisis in the UK, with the average retirement age on these shores continuing to inch higher as state resources are exhausted. According to the latest estimates, the pension age will most likely reach 67 for both men and women by the year 2028, while this is projected to increase further in the future. In fact, it could breach the 70 mark over time, creating a scenario where people are required to work considerably longer than ever before. In this post, we’ll look at how this is impacting on the equity release market, while asking why retirees are becoming increasingly anxious about their long-term financial futures. The Latest Figures From the Equity Release Market  While the equity release market has largely rebounded from...
  8. What You Need to Know About Renting Out a Property

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    There are many reasons why you might need to rent out your home. Whatever the reason, it’s important to understand a bit about the process and the challenges you’ll face along the way. Becoming a landlord and renting out your home isn’t always easy. And if you rush into it without really understanding what you’re doing, you’ll make a host of costly mistakes. That’s not what you want, so read on to find out more. Take Professional Advice on the Mortgage It’s important to make sure that your mortgage is suitable. Buy to let properties usually require buy to let mortgages. If you don’t have one of these, your mortgage lender might have a problem with you renting out your property. Take...
  9. Ways to make money in retirement

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    A lot of people have no interest in stopping work completely after they retire. We know this sounds like a paradox but it’s not. We are living longer and so retirement can last way beyond the average of 10 years when the concept of state pensions were introduced. When you retire from the main career that you have worked at for years, your fixed income dries up completely. This is a scary prospect for a lot of individuals who want to keep earning. Particularly, if they don’t trust that their pension will always provide the income that they need. Here are some great earning choices for people in this position that will keep you busy after you retire.  Writing If you are...
  10. Travel over 50: Your Rights When it Comes to Holiday Bookings if Cancelled

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    With such uncertainty throughout 2020, many of us may be thinking of an escape to sunnier climes. With travel restrictions  constantly changing, how confident can we be in making any travel bookings? What are rights if all or part of our holiday is cancelled? Ashlee Robinson, Associate, DAS Law, and Thomas Pertaia, Legal Adviser, DAS Law explain what you need to know around your cancellation rights… Your Rights When it Comes to Holiday Bookings Recent news that there may be a possible vaccine for Covid-19 sent hotel and airline company share prices soaring.  As a holiday gives us all something to look forward to and a chance to change our surroundings after a very difficult year, it is also little wonder that it sent millions of people to their...
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