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...

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...