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Helping Elderly Relatives and You Plan for the Future – Part 2 of 3
Posted by Kevin Wheeler on July 10, 2019

In part 2 of our series we discuss the options for paying for the care that your loved ones may need.

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Helping you (and your elderly relatives!) prepare for the future – Part 1 of 3
Posted by Kevin Wheeler on June 26, 2019

It’s key to learn more about Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney as you or your family member gets older. Sometimes thinking or talking about financial issues is the last thing anyone wants to do but best you bite the bullet…

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Got a drawdown pension?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 11, 2018

These days, you have more choice and control over pensions than ever before with drawndown pensions becoming more popular. However, drawndrown pensions require more responsibility and management so what happens if you fall ill? Here we look at why you should opt for a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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What happens when we can no longer manage ourselves?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 15, 2017

As Christmas approaches and we surround ourselves with our loved ones, it’s a good time for a reminder that as we get older the argument that we should grant Powers of Attorney to trusted family members becomes increasingly relevant. Yes, it’s a really good time of year to remember the good old LPA. A Lasting

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What exactly is a Lasting Power of Attorney for?
Posted by THP on November 6, 2017

Some years ago I sat in my mothers’ conservatory helping them to sign a Lasting Power of Attorney document. It was one of the less joyful times I spent with her; recognising that she was ageing and may become unable to manage her own affairs wasn’t easy. But she was, if nothing else, being very practical and sensible in her wish to appoint a family member to look out for her well-being and finances should the need arise.

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Make Legacy Planning your New Year’s Resolution!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on January 23, 2017

The end of January is almost here.If you’ve made any New Year’s resolutions for 2017 have you managed to keep them so far? Whether you’ve decided to give up alcohol or hit the gym more regularly, New Year resolutions are a great way to get the start of another 12 months off to a positive

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Joint bank account with a child or parent? You might want to close it.
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on May 16, 2016

In recent years, more and more older people have decided to open a joint bank account with one of their adult children. It’s easy to see the thinking behind it. If you’re getting older or you’re not in the good health you once were, a joint account appears to be a simple way of letting

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Robert Redford was lucky
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 21, 2015

Robert Redford was lucky I spent a lovely evening with my 85 year old mother recently, watching the film “All is Lost”. If you’ve seen the film yourself, you’ll know that it’s a solitary tale about an ageing yachtsman (Redford) sailing alone who is woken one night thousands of miles from land when his yacht

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