Does money really bring happiness?

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According to a recent lifestyle study over 50s are far more bothered with their bank balance than they are about their health. The majority of over 50s prioritized saving money for their hobbies and travelling during retirement over their own wellness. What is more important to you? Your health or your wealth, personally I believe that wealth isn’t necessarily the key to happiness. Having a lot...

Is the stock market the way forward?

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When thinking about retirement you must first think about funding.  You may have been putting money into a pensions saving account however, if this is not the case or if the amount you have saved isn’t quite enough to keep you going for the period of time you will be retired then the stock market could be the way for you to go.  Rates may look promising but they are certainly far from impressive...

Everything you need to know about purchasing a second home abroad

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Sometimes your head and heart are signing from the same hymn sheet. Your head wants you to make shrewd financial decisions that lead to a prosperous and successful existence. Your heart wants to go on holiday and enjoy yourself. Buying a second home abroad can bring those two desires together. This is your chance to make a smart investment that can deliver better growth than the sort of pitiful interest...

How safe are social networks?

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Surprisingly 92% of over 50s use a social network to share images and stay in touch with friends with 82 percent logging in more that once a day!  At the moment there is a Facebook fad going on amongst over 50s as they are now finding their feet with the new uses of the internet.  Not only are people finding their feet but they are becoming obsessed with technology and all its wonders.  As well...

Taking advantage of public transport

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According to a recent BBC news story many over 50’s in England don’t use public transport.  Is this true ? The BBC say that “A third of over 65’s in England never use public transport.”  In my opinion this is quite a shocking figure considering the benefits of public transport available for us as over 50’s.  In England from the age of 60 you are eligible for...

Over 50s ignoring sun safety advice

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A recent Telegraph article expressed concerns that “over-50s, with their ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude” are dangerously at risk of skin cancer.   At over50s.com we want you to look after yourself so here are the Skin Cancer Foundation’s advise on staying safe in the sun: 1. Seek the shade, especially between 10am and 4pm 2. Do not burn 3. Avoid tanning and never...