Finding the Aurora: The Best Places for Seeing the Northern Lights

Finding the Aurora: The Best Places for Seeing the Northern Lights

What’s at the top of your ‘bucket list’? For many people, it’s seeing the Northern Lights in person – and for good reason. The aurora borealis is one of the most awe-inspiring and unique experiences that a person can have: a celestial light show that fills the sky with blue-green light. The fact that the Northern Lights are so elusive just adds to their mystique, and makes them such a sought-after experience. Even though the…

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The Link Between Hobbies and Happiness

The Link Between Hobbies and Happiness

The  link between hobbies and happiness – It’s no secret that staying active is one of the key recommendations for the over-50s – not just for the mind, but the body too. But that doesn’t mean you need to wake up at 6:00am every day to go jogging or start pumping iron. In fact, staying active doesn’t expressly refer to physical exercise at all; there are plenty of ways to keep the body and mind active…

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Preventing Colds This Winter

Preventing Colds This Winter

5 Sure Fire ways of preventing colds this winter Winter is a great time of year for a lot of reasons: Christmas to name but one. However it’s also a time when many of us succumb to colds. Surprisingly, the over-50s are one of the most resilient groups when it comes to colds, but there’s no harm in taking precautions in preventing colds. So here are five ways to keep colds at bay! Try to…

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Your Jargon-Busting Television Buying Guide

Your Jargon-Busting Television Buying Guide

Television Buying Guide – All you need to know when choosing you new TV To paraphrase a popular movie from the 1980s, technology moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it. And perhaps this adage counts double for television technology. Just look back to the early days of black and white television in the 1950s and compare it to the huge 50-inch+ flat-screens of today –…

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Christmas Breaks In The UK

Christmas Breaks In The UK

Festive Getaways: The Very Best Christmas Breaks In The UK With the festive period in full swing and just a handful of weeks left until the big day, there’s still time to get away from it all. If you’ve been looking for a short break, perhaps over a weekend, the UK is bursting at the seams with great opportunities. Who needs to jump on a plane and spend a lot of money when the verdant hills…

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Retiring Overseas? QROPS

Retiring Overseas? QROPS

Retiring Overseas? QROPS – Consider Taking Your Pension with You With blue skies, warm seas and much less rain than the UK, it’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to take their retirement overseas. But in the planning stages of this decision, lots of folks can come a cropper when they begin to think about their pension. Whether it’s a personal or work-based pension, the same question can come to mind: If…

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Equity Release 101: What You Need to Know

Equity Release 101: What You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about Equity Release Whilst some people would have you believe that retirement is one long picnic, it’s not always that simple. There are still a number of financial and personal pitfalls that you may encounter, with financial issues being of particular concern. With no active job, how can people facing financial crises expect to meet whatever the costs may be? Well, one option is equity release. Provided you are a home…

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