21 July 2011
Over-50s 'squandering millions' on wills
Older people looking into creating a will could save hundreds or thousands of pounds by carefully researching the subject before beginning.
Research by Saga has found the average person loses as much as £7,200 through not getting good enough advice for this task.
It pointed out this means collectively, Britons are missing out on millions every year due to a lack of simple research.
Roger Ramsden, chief executive of Saga Services, explained a person with an estate worth £180,000 could lose £9,000 in fees if they are not careful with their will.
He noted this is enough to pay for a new car, a deposit on a home for a family member, or even a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
"Simple research can save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds, so we really do urge people to shop around," said Mr Ramsden.
Wills are the only way a person is able to ensure their property and possessions is divided among loves ones how they would like it to be after they have died.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas