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If you were worried about the standard and quality of your health care under the NHS before the referendum, therefore, you might still be worried about waiting times for the treatment or surgery you need, your ability to consult the medical experts and specialists you may need, and your access to drugs and procedures that have yet to be approved for use within the NHS.

In other words, you might still recognise the benefits of having your own private medical insurance.

If you have reached that conclusion, the choice of provider is clearly important, so what needs to be considered as you #comparehealthinsurance schemes on offer?
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The freedom of movement within the European Union has made it easy for Brits to take jobs to live and work in Spain. Retirement to the sun and easy living in Spain is also something chosen by many British expats.

Although the Brexit decision to withdraw from the EU has now been made, it is unlikely that changes to the freedom of movement and the lives of British residents in Spain is likely to change any time soon.

So, the living is easy – but what if you happen to die whilst you are living in Spain?
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Searching for a local funeral director is not something you day every day and hopefully not one you will need to do very often.

Unless someone recommends a funeral director to you, your first job will be to go online or if you prefer the more traditional Yellow Pages, but how do you choose?
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Before choosing any motor insurance policy or before renewing the cover with your existing insurer, make sure to compare #carinsurancequotes
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It certainly pays to check regularly just how much you are paying on your energy bills and to consider switching supplier if you are able to find a more attractive deal elsewhere.

According to a story in the newspaper Western Daily Press on the 12th of May 2016, customers throughout the country may be paying a staggering £4billion a year more than they need to during the course of any single year. The reason appears to be a simple question of inertia, with many consumers failing to review their current energy deals, comparing what alternatives are on offer and switching, where appropriate, to a different supplier or different tariff.

http://www.over50choices.co.uk/community/ashleys-blog/postid/317/are-you-spending-more-than-you-need-to-on-energy
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I've been quoted in the FT online today and in the paper tomorrow

“It’s about taking the financial burden away from your family,” says Ashley Shepherd, managing director at Over50choices, a comparison site specialising in funeral planning. “We’ve seen a big growth in people choosing this option over the last couple of years, and I think that’s in part because death has become less taboo and is now a much more mainstream part of financial planning.

“It’s also grown because people are realising that with interest rates so low, and with yearly funeral inflation around 6 per cent, it’s a good place to put your money if you don’t readily need it. You’re getting a better return, and saving your loved ones from the burden.”
Few businesses have as reliable an income stream as funeral directors. But profits at the biggest British undertakers have risen particularly sharply in recent months — and not just because of a soaring death rate. Last week The Co-operative Group
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Are you a creature of habit? When it comes to the annual renewal of your motor insurance, does a certain inertia set in? That’s probably why you end up just renewing the same cover with the same insurer.

That’s also likely to be the reason you are paying more than you might need for your car insurance.

There’s no way you are able to avoid the expense of insurance, of course, because the law requires a minimum, basic level of third party cover. But whatever level of insurance you choose, you might still keep a careful eye on the price of the premiums – and avoid paying more than you need.
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Excellent site to visit with lots of valuable information for the bereaved - more than just #obituaries  
Funeral Zone has become the most popular funeral resource for the bereaved in the UK
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Every week there seems to be an article or TV commentary on the rising #funeralcosts in the UK.

The latest in the Daily Mail has a rather scary headline "Families hit by 50% hike in the price of funerals", this is a little misleading as it's not a general increase, but specific to certain areas depending on where you live.
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Helping to pay for your funeral costs with an #over50lifeinsurance  plan is one option to remove the financial burden from your family.

It's never to early to start planning as it;s sure to happen one day!
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Whether or not the NHS is in terminal crisis remains to be seen, but hardly a week goes by without some bad news or other. Most recently, this has involved an especially acrimonious dispute involving young doctors.


The Independent newspaper carried a story on the 27th of April 2016, claiming that the NHS is being funded “on a wing and a prayer”, whilst at the same time trying to find £22 billion in so-called efficiency savings.

This is the uncomfortable – not to say extremely worrying – concern of any patient on a typically long waiting list for necessary treatment.
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“What do you call the bit after the funeral when refreshments are laid on for the mourners?” is a question families often ask.

I always suggest that if they need to call it anything then call it a ‘gathering’. Or just say that after the service everyone is warmly invited to join them for refreshments at so-and-so venue
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After 30 years of corporate life in financial services, I set up Over50choices: an online company for the Over 50s giving them choices to help make better decisions.

We offer a wealth of information & guides, plus a range of comparison tools in order to find the best deal that meets their needs.

You won't find any jargon on the site, just good plain English, explaining your choices in simple terms.
  • Over 50 Life Insurance
  • Funeral Plans
  • Wills
  • Probate
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  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Term Insurance
You can also check out my Blog where I write at least 3 times a week.

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Prof Eden removed my prostate in 2010 when i was 48 & PSA is still unrecordable! I did my exercises as advised & didn't have any incontinence and because he saved my nerve bundle on the one side, after 12 months my erections returned. When I think of the alternative options I was exploring 5 yrs ago, I can't thank Prof Eden enough for his skill and manor in which he took control of the situation. Having prostate cancer changed my life and thanks to Chris Eden I left corporate life, moved to Cornwall and I am now living the dream! Thank you Ashley Shepherd
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