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  1. Plan for Later Life with Over 50s Life Insurance

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      Life insurance can be very difficult to secure as you grow older, but it might not be something you give too much thought to when you are younger. If you are aged 50 or over and have just started to think about taking out life insurance, you may find yourself struggling to be accepted for standard life insurance cover. As the name suggests, over 50s life insurance is specifically designed for those aged 50 or over. If you are worried about getting the right insurance policy because of your age, an over 50s policy can provide peace of mind. How does it work? Generally, you are able to take out over 50s life insurance between the ages of 50 and 80, although it is mostly uncommon to see policies for...
  2. How to Make Writing Your Will A Positive Experience

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       On your list of fun and exciting bucket-list experiences to tick off, writing your will probably won’t make the cut. We have a tendency to feel uncomfortable when the subject of death arises, it’s a topic we try to avoid where possible and have a habit of sweeping it under the rug rather than dealing with the inevitable. It’s one of life’s only certainties, we will all die someday and it’s important that we accept this fact and take the appropriate steps to ensure all of the formalities are in place for when we do pass. The death of a loved one is an extremely testing and emotional time, you will often feel helpless and experience feelings of emotion that...
  3. How To Choose The Best SIM Only Deal

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      Going for a contract phone can often seem like the easy option. However, buying a phone outright and getting a SIM-only deal can get you a better deal in the long run. A look at your budget  and phone usage will generally determine which is the best option for you. If you are looking to cut down expenses to boost your budget, SIM only deals are the best way to get cheaper mobile phone bills, saving you some extra money. If you can afford to buy a brand new phone upfront, or you are close to the end of your present contract, a SIM only deal is a good option for you. SIM only deals are quite different from your typical smartphone contracts that often extend to...
  4. Is There A Way To Boost Your Budget? Here’s Four Options

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    Article by Fab after Fifty When it comes to our finances, we can all do with a bit of extra money every now and again. While money doesn’t make you happy, it can certainly help to make life a little easier. But if you have a fixed income, then what are your options? There are ways that you can boost your budget, and here are four of the options that you can consider to help you do it. Meal planning to save on the food bill One of the first things that you might want to consider is meal planning. It might be something you do loosely anyway, but taking it seriously can significantly reduce the amount you spend on food each week. Take the time to write down...
  5. Taking out a mortgage after 50: the ‘who’, ‘why’, and ‘how’

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    For many homeowners, achieving mortgage freedom has always been a huge tick on the list of lifetime achievements, however, the tables seem to be turning. New research conducted by Ipswich Building Society reveals that over a third of participants (37%) expect to have a mortgage after 50 due to reasons other than not having reached the end of their term. “The perceptions of having a mortgage later in life are changing,” said Richard Norrington, CEO of Ipswich Building Society. “Whereas previously achieving ‘mortgage free status’ has been a significant life goal amongst mature homeowners, many older borrowers are now making an active decision to take out a mortgage in order to facilitate lifestyle changes or provide financial assistance to family members.” Reasons for holding a mortgage after 50 The top...
  6. Essential Guide To Buying A Retirement Property

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    When it comes to buying your dream retirement home, the last thing you want to do is get it wrong.  So, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. Whether you’re looking to downsize (now the kids have flown the nest) or you want to fulfil a lifelong wish and live abroad—there are plenty of options available—you just need to decide what’s best for you. It’s vital you plan beforehand. After all, the last thing you want is to later down the road be unhappy with your new home. Here’s a quick guide to help you buy your perfect retirement home. Decide if it’s right for you If you’re planning to sell your family home or invest your life savings, you need to be sure moving is the right thing for you...
  7. Increase in State Pension Age: Does it affect your Critical Illness Cover?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The unexpected issues as a result of the increase in state pension age: Critical illness cover Many women affected by the increase in state pension age are already looking at the issues of having to work for longer , and waiting longer for other related services such as a free bus pass etc . The increase is already controversial with many women feeling they had insufficient notice to prepare for the change,  but there are now other issues that are coming to light. Payments stopping at 60 Those who took out critical illness cover and claimed  are now apparently finding themselves in difficulty, according to an article in the Mail .  Most policies had payments linked to the state...
  8. How well do you know your own finances? All part of the Midlife MOT

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Did you know that this week is ‘National Conversation Week’? Nor me until an email popped into my inbox this morning! It seems we are being encouraged to hold more conversations face to face. The chosen topic for this year apparently is Finance- something many of us don’t discuss – not even with our partners. It is so easy to bury our heads in the sand and ignore our own finances. How many of us really know what we spend every month – and on what? And how many of us have a clear idea  of what we will need to live a comfortable life in the future. We can get so caught up in every day living...
  9. Why it’s never too late to plan for your future

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    Article by Naomi Webb Are you one of the quarter of British adults with no savings? A recent study has found that one in four people do not have a financial nest egg for the future because of more pressing priorities – such as sky high monthly outgoings and substantial debt. “Having a healthy savings account is something everybody dreams of, whether it’s money put aside for a rainy day, helping fund your child through university or money saved for comfortable retirement,” said Kris Brewster, head of products for Skipton Building Society, which commissioned the research. “These dreams cannot become a reality without taking time to save in the first place.” Thankfully, it’s never too late to plan for your future. Here’s some...
  10. Life insurance over 60

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    People are living longer than ever before. Life expectancy in the UK is now 79.5 years for males and 83.1 years for females. To put this into context, in the 70s, our average life expectancy was 71. “Average life expectancy has increased steadily in England in recent decades. In the UK there are now half a million people in their 90s, more than two and half times the number in 1985.” – Source: www.gov.uk This welcomed rise in life expectancy has led to more and more of us looking into life insurance in our 60s and provisioning for a longer life. Life cover options for over 60s If ...
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