Does money really bring happiness?

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?

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

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...

Sponsored Ad: 100 holidays – and counting – so far

How Derek and Liz Holness have made the most of their unique investment in holidays With time on their hands following early retirement, the Holnesses invested in the Holiday Property Bond in 2000 – and by doing so became part-owners of an amazing portfolio of  over 1,300 holiday homes in some of the loveliest locations in the UK and Europe, of which they and their fellow investors (“Bondholders”)...

How safe are social networks?

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

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...

Guidance on over 50’s health issues

There are many aspects of your health you should be looking at as an over 50.   Mental health is a problem for both men and women.  Things like Dementia and Depression become more and more common as we age. Luckily most people will never have to experience what it is like to have dementia however, it is still worth occasionally doing some simple checks. Do you : Become forgetful, forget familiar...

Over 50s ignoring sun safety advice

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...

Rise in Silver landlords

  Rise in silver landlords building ‘piecemeal portfolios’ as pension reform approaches The government’s proposed pension reforms, coming into play from April 6th this year, are set to radicalise the property industry, with many on the brink of retirement looking to the sector as a way of keeping them in the lifestyle they are accustomed to once they reach...