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Senior Rail Card Explained


Investment decisions for your senior years


Do annuities still have their place in retirement planning?


My Retirement Options launch retirement planner


Over 50's life insurance


Explanation of the most common types of equity release


The Importance of Funeral Planning


How To Compare The Best Annuity Quotes


How to make the most of peer-to-peer lending


Could a secured loan be the answer to raising money from your home?


Shopping online saves you money and time


Petition Launched In Support of Compulsory Scooter Insurance


Online shopping discounts and vouchers and great savings


The pro's and con's of selling your house fast to a cash buyer


Step By Step Guide To Arranging A Funeral


Annuity rates squeezed by economic woes


Tips to sell your home quickly in 2013 with John Matthews


How to manage probate without any hassle


Retirement and Pensions In The UK


Pros and cons of annuities



Keeping your home insurance costs in check



Over 50 and run a busines?


Debt Solutions for You


Life Cover - Paying the Price


Why over 50’s should shop around for an annuity



Rising bills stretch pensioners' pockets



FSA fine Direct Line and Churchill for tampering with complaints



Could you benefit from over 50s life insurance?



Facing your debts






Decline in household incomes to blame for low pension figures?



Homes are a worry as rents go through the roof



Types of life insurance



Small fall in car insurance premiums



Over 55s doing the sums on pension shortfall



Deputy PM issues global economy warning


Indexed linked bonds removed from market



Private companies trying to buy out of final salary pensions


Over 55s - One in 10 Pensioners Have Outstanding Debts


Travel insurance difficulties for over 50s more


Banks not passing on low interest rates


Increases to insurance policy excess fees

The way your pension assets are allocated could potentially reduce the potential value of your private pension by up to 20%. more

Growing Debts for Over 55s

As the over 55s approach retirement, their ability to deal with their existing debt can be drastically affected by a reduced income. more

Care costs soar for the elderly

The Government has just announced a huge shake up in care costs which will result in more people paying for care in later life than ever before. more

Cheaper home insurance

Our home is likely to be the most expensive thing we own, and having worked hard for our property it is important that we protect it in case the worst happens- like a fire, a flood or a burglary.
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Poor health can be good for you Pensioners with medical conditions and smokers could get guaranteed pay rise for life. But too many missing out, warns Rockingham Retirement more >>>

Equitable life pension compensation

Policy holders living in Europe who lost a chunk of their pension benefits due to the collapse of Equitable Life in 2000 are being asked to contact a European coordinator based in France. more >>>

What are bad credit loans?

People with a bad credit history can take a loan from banks and other institutions at a higher rate of interest. It is called bad credit loan. more >>>

Market Timing - the ultimate 'buy low, sell high'

Market timing means trying to predict the future direction of the market. This is typically done through the use of technical indicators or economic data. more >>>

Capital Gains Tax - The New Rules

Last October Alistair Darling came out with new and radical proposals for the taxing of capital gains ('CGT'). Before 5 April 2008, higher rate taxpayers paid 40% CGT (the first 9,200 pounds of gains being exempt), but the Chancellor planned to introduce an 18% flat rate from 6 April 2008. more >>>

Markets take a panning while investors look for glitter in gold

Bold investors choosing a UK fund for their Mini Equity ISA (maximum £4,000), or a Maxi (£7,000) can expect rough weather for months. But this is an investment for five years, or at least three, and shares, long term, usually outperform cash in the bank or building society.
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There's an old saying "Ignorance is bliss." Where money is concerned ignorance is a disaster.

If you saw a £10 note lying in the gutter, you'd almost certainly pick it up. However, when it comes to investing, most people don't realise just how much money they're potentially losing by not keeping a close eye on their fund's performance. You can lose literally thousands of pounds a year by keeping your money in poorly performing ISAs, PEPs and Unit Trusts.
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The announcement by the Government last year that ISAs will be 'a permanent feature of the savings landscape' will, with luck, be the last time the government tinkers with the ISA rules. Personal Equity Plans will very sensibly be brought within the ISA wrapper. more >>>

Better performing investment funds

GREY POWER is a force to be reckoned with, with techno-savvy silver surfers sort out their money matters online more >>>

Take advantage of tax efficient savings with your annual ISA allowance

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) were introduced in 1999 to replace Personal Equity Plans (PEPs). When you invest through an ISA, the income and growth are free of income and capital gains tax and you do not have to declare an ISA on your tax return.
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4 Keys To Freeing Yourself From Debt in retirement

No-one wants to enter retirement in debt. Here's some advice on how to become debt-free.. more >>>

Retirement Calculator: How Much Will It Cost You to Retire?

How do you calculate how much you need to invest to get the retirement fund you want? This article explains retirement calculators. more >>>

Critical Information You Need to Protect Your Retirement

Many people won't have enough money in retirement. Here's an article with some ideas on how to make the best of it. more >>>


More are more people are looking for alternatives to traditional investment, as pension funds face shortfalls and interest rates remain low. more >>>

Are You Covered And Don't Realise It?

Insurance is important - especially when you need it and your over 50! But are you covered more than once? The following article explains some of the possibilities. more >>>

Pensions - Getting Better Performance For A Comfortable Retirement

More money for retirement means keeping a check on how your pension is growing. This article has some ideas to make your money grow faster and better..
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10 Deadly Money Sins

Do you have any financial problems…well, this article has some sensible tips to help you along the way. more >>>

Comparing Savings Accounts for retirement

A savings account can be quite useful, especially for individuals who are attempting to build a good savings either for retirement. more >>>

Cash release plan

Economic Lifestyle is challenging other equity release providers to improve the terms and conditions of their products as it launches its Cash Release Plan, a fully portable and flexible reversion scheme available for customers aged 60 and over.

15 Common Investing Pitfalls

Here is a comprehensive list. Some of it may happen to the more experienced investors as well. This serves as a guide for Novice Investors more


Home equity loans: abusive lending and how to avoid it

Home Equity loans were initially designed to allow individuals who had not yet paid off the full amount of their home, the ability to borrow against what portion of the home they had paid for. more

Things you should know about Long-Term Care Insurance

If you are thinking about buying long-term care insurance, there are a number of things you need to understand.

Sometimes the best deal isn't the right deal when it's time to refinance your home

Many people are looking to refinance their home as a means of pulling money from their rapidly rising real estate. The intent may be to reduce other debts, finance a vacation or maybe you're just looking at refinancing your home as a means of getting a better deal.


Equity release mortgage plan

Prudential UK today launched its new industry-defining lifetime mortgage into a market in desperate need of true innovation. The new product is called the Prudential Property Value Release Plan and it’s different to competitors’ products. more


Top post office retirement savings offer for the over 50s

Over 50’s across the UK are losing out on millions of pounds of interest each year by hoarding their savings in their current accounts, according to new research by Post Office® Savings. more


Mabels - Tips and things ….ISAs & security

Yes, A FINAL REMINDER that there are only few days left
of this financial year, which ends on 5 April, to invest up to £3000 in a tax-free cash mini Isa.
The best offer at the moment appears to be from Bristol & West.


Do you still go shopping with cash in your bag and at the same time worry about whether you are going to be mugged, have your purse stolen, etc? more...

Worried about debts

Having trouble paying your bills? Getting dunning notices from creditors? Are your accounts being turned over to debt collectors? Are you worried about losing your home or your car? more...





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