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  1. Tips for shopping safely on the internet

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Are you taking the simple steps needed to stay safe when you shop on the internet? Banking industry initiatives coupled with cardholders being more aware of fraud prevention measures have resulted in a 40 per cent drop in card fraud losses in the past couple of years, down from £609.9 million in 2008 to £365.4 million last year. More than 35 million of us shopped online in the past year – 52 per cent up on the 23 million who shopped online just six years ago. And figures from the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) forecast that UK shoppers are set to spend £7.75 billion online between 28 November and 31 December, an increase of 14 per cent from the £6.8 billion spent online last Christmas. Simple...
  2. Are you one of the one in four over 55s planning a Gap Year?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Well , perhaps not quite a year, but it seems that gap years are no longer the preserve of the young. New research shows that more than 25% of those over the age of 55 are planning to take an extended break – travelling on average for 3.7 months. Top gap year destinations It would appear that Australia (which would be my first choice as soon as the opportunity arises) tops the list followed by New Zealand and the USA. Although Vietnam and India are proving to be popular destinations for ‘Grey Gappers’ (I HATE that expression perhaps we should change to ‘Fab Gappers- far more positive!) However, over 55s will spend more to make sure they get good quality accommodation and the most from their...
  3. Inheritance: Do You Worry about the Family Treasures being Sold Off?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Would you worry about a much loved family heirloom being sold and not treasured? It seems different attitudes towards inheritance  across the generations are creating family tensions. New research claims that over two thirds (68%) of us say young people have adopted a ‘devil may care’ attitude towards inheritance and 71% fear youngsters would sell off treasured family possessions if they were to receive them as part of an inheritance. This concern increases to almost four fifths (79%) among those aged over 65. However, the reality is very different: 83% of the youngest 16-24 age group questioned as part of Legal & General’s Changing Face of British Homes Report Two said they would not sell off possessions passed on to them by family members. The research reveals that...
  4. Will you be Helping Your Child to get on the Property Ladder?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty It seems the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ may still be the first port of call for many first time buyers with many young people looling to their parents for help in buying their first home. A recent report by the Halifax reveals the average deposit in the first half of 2011 is 8 per cent lower than for the same period last year. The report also states that more towns in the UK are affordable to first time buyers than at any time since 2003. This is all good news for those aspiring first home owners considering taking that first step. However, with the average deposit standing at over £27,000, in a large proportion of cases, parental input is required. A survey by first time...
  5. Can we learn more from unhappy customers than happy ones?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Particularly in today’s economic climate, can we really afford to not listen to our customers-particularly the unhappy ones! I recently had cause to complain about what I believed to be appalling service from an estate agent we had retained to sell our home on a sole agency basis. I will not go into details in terms of the catalogue of disasters which led to our frustration and disappointment, but I will share with you some of the aspects as to how our complaint has been dealt with. Lessons for ANY business There are elements which are applicable to ANY business. I was an unhappy customer. Having not been listened to at a local level, I escalated my concerns to senior management at a senior level. My concern was noted...
  6. Don’t be a Victim of Rogue Doorstep Traders

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    Article by Fabafterfifty    It seems that the summer months are the peak period for rogue doorstep traders and Figures released today by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) show that home improvements continue to top the list of complaints about doorstep rogue traders. The OFT is today urging consumers, especially the elderly and vulnerable, to be on their guard against rogue traders knocking at their door. Last year, Consumer Direct received more than 13,000 complaints about uninvited traders and almost half of these complaints (5,718) related to home maintenance work. The top five complaints about this group in 2010 were: • Roofing – 1725 (30%) • Tarmacing and paving – 1088 (19%) • Insulation – 663 (12%) • General building work – 573 (10%) • Burglar alarms – 348 (6%) With complaints about home maintenance...
  7. Is Banking part of the Digital Divide of the Generation Gap?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Is the digital divide now highlighting the generation gap? It seems research indicates that the over 55s are not taking advantage of online banking.  As the phasing out of cheques is discussed, it is becoming increasingly important to look at other payment methods such as telephone and online banking.  With this in mind there is a campaign to urge people  to not miss out on life by ignoring online banking. With the cheque guarantee scheme associated with debit and credit cards being phased out by June 30th, telephone and online banking shouldn’t be ignored, and it is certainly something we need to help the older generation understand- I know from my own time at various events over the past 12 months that there appears...
  8. Student Fees How They Affect Your Family

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    Article by Fabafaterfifty With the increase in student fees coming at a time when many midlife women are looking at their own financial future with more concern than they had anticipated, what do all the changes mean, and what help will your child be eligible for? Families reviewing plans for their child’s university education With record numbers of students applying to start university courses in September 2011 ahead of the increased tuition fees coming into effect in 2012, many families are having to review their plans for university education for their children. The current system sets a cap of £3290 for tuition fees for English universities (free for Scottish students in Scotland, but new legislation will allow universities to charge up to £6,000 and in exceptional cases up to £9000 from September 2012. When...
  9. Interview Grant Shapps on Government Policy and effect on Women over 50

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    We put your questions on issues affecting women over 50 including raising the retirement age, jobs for older workers,  age discrimination and care home fees to Grant Shapps, Minister for Housing and Local Government .

    How refreshing to meet a politician who was approachable and has lived and worked in the real world!

    Many thanks to Grant Shapps MP for taking the time to talk to Fabafterfifty to address some of  the concerns of women over 50
     
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    Resources available when setting up a business in your 50s

  10. Tips for Empty Nesters and their Finances

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     Article by by Sarah Pennells of SavvyWoman So, the children have finally left home and the house feels a bit empty. It will probably take some getting used to, but it can be a great time to invest in yourself. You may be still supporting your children financially – especially if they’re at university – but that doesn’t mean you can’t prioritise your own finances.  Maybe you’re able to free up some cash to invest in your retirement or perhaps you want to pay off your mortgage as quickly as you can.  Do your own financial MOT once the children leave home Before you can work out what your options are, find out how much money you have to spare and the effect – on your finances – of your children moving...
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