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09 / 06 / 22
How to cope with Father’s Day if you are grieving
Father’s Day is a day to celebrate our dads and fatherhood. For many people, it is a joyous holiday filled with happy memories of past times spent with our dads and granddads. But for those grieving the loss of a loved one, Father’s Day can be difficult. Here are some ways to help get through […]
16 / 05 / 22
Healthspan: what it is, and how The Big Five can influence it
If you haven’t already heard the word “healthspan”, then you soon will. And more and more often too. Your healthspan is the number of years you live in good health before you start to be affected or impacted by debilitating diseases or conditions that stop you living at least to the best you can expect […]
10 / 05 / 22
Life expectancy trends across the country
Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that life expectancy has increased across the UK in the last four decades. However, there are differences between different regions and the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted progress. In this informative article, we’ll delve deeper into the data to provide an up-to-date picture of current trends in the […]
21 / 04 / 22
Mind-games: How to keep your mind fit
A healthy brain is a happy brain, and in an age when it feels like there’s bad news at every turn, that’s more important than ever. Mind fitness won’t just boost your mood, either: it’ll also just make life easier. It’s much easier to take care of the business side of life when you’re not […]
14 / 04 / 22
Top tips when looking to purchase a prepaid funeral plan
It’s thankfully a rare occasion that anybody has to think about planning a funeral. So if you’re unfamiliar with the options, then, just as you would when you buy anything from a washing machine to a holiday, consult friends or family, and research online either yourself, or ask a friend or relative to help. Hang […]
01 / 04 / 22
Prepaid Funeral Plans: Research Your Prospective Provider Before Buying
Prepaid funeral plans have been in the media a great deal in the first three months of 2022 – journalists are beginning to react to the forthcoming introduction of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulation of the industry. Frankly, the coverage hasn’t all been positive – but the reasons for the FCA’s regulations, which come into […]
26 / 03 / 22
How to cope with grief on Mothers’ Day
Losing a mother or child is always devastating. Learn some of the steps that can help you cope during difficult times through the year like Mother’s Day. Losing a family member at any age is always a tragedy. No parent should have to outlive their child and no child should have to live without one […]
21 / 02 / 22
20 Bucket list ideas for your retirement
As we reach retirement age, it’s important to start thinking about all the fantastic things we want to do. Whether travelling the world, learning a new skill or simply spending more time with family and friends, here are 20 bucket list ideas for your retirement. 1. Travel around the world. There are so many places […]
14 / 02 / 22
The end of restrictions lift the mood in celebrating lives
Life is returning to normal in many parts of the UK. Now that the restrictions have been lifted, people can finally get back to their everyday lives. This includes celebrating life in the way they want, with less worry and fear about the pandemic. Although understandably, there are still some feelings and fears that surround […]
28 / 01 / 22
You think funeral prices are falling? Perhaps take a second look.
If you’re planning a funeral, you or your family or friends may well have researched online. When your search took you to pre-2021 information then you would have seen reports about the rising cost of funerals; researching further afield and into 2021 and 2022 figures you would have seen market information about funeral prices falling. […]
14 / 12 / 21
Biggest selling songs for Baby Boomers
If you were born between 1946 and 1964 you are classed as a ‘baby boomer’ (sometimes shortened to just ‘boomer’). This was in recognition of the increase in the number of children born after the end of the conflict. It was also still a time of food rationing with limited supplies for many of those […]
06 / 12 / 21
Do you have to have a funeral plan?
Funerals can be expensive and can often put a financial burden on the family members or loved ones who are left behind to take care of things. This can be – especially difficult if the passing of a loved one is unexpected or sudden. Whilst it’s not essential that you have a plan in place […]
22 / 11 / 21
Do funeral plans save you money?
Over the last decade, the average cost of a funeral increased by a staggering 54%*, with many families caught between times of great sadness and immense financial pressure in trying to pay for their loved one’s last goodbye. The rising average cost of a funeral in the UK Over the last 17 years, funeral […]
17 / 11 / 21
Pre-Paid Funeral Plan Provider Prosperous Life Grows; Estate Planning To Generate £5M. 30 New Jobs By Spring 2022
Pre-paid funeral plan provider Prosperous Life Limited is experiencing significant growth in sales, and will create at least 30 new jobs at its Cheadle, Greater Manchester base during the remainder of 2021 and the first trading quarter of 2022. Group revenues, which include Prosperous Life (PL) pre-paid plan purchases – which provide customers with a […]
21 / 09 / 21
Stay warm and hydrated as the colder nights close in
As the darker nights are starting to draw in, temperatures are falling and before we know it, we will be in the middle of another chilly British winter. Staying safe and warm should be the number one priority for our health and wellbeing coming into this time of the year. With that in mind, we’ve […]
24 / 08 / 21
No matter your age, it’s the right time to swot up on lasting power of attorney
Imagine the shock of arriving home one day to find the door key or entry code to the home you’ve lived in for a lifetime suddenly doesn’t work, and then everybody you call from family to locksmith says they can’t help you. Being shut out of everything you know, and everything to which you had […]
17 / 08 / 21
Why buy a pre-paid funeral plan?
The ‘F’ word It’s still that topic that few households are prepared to talk openly about. It’s still a bit of a taboo subject for many generations of UK families yet it is also one of the most important things to discuss with your loved ones in later life. For some, perhaps the fear is […]
23 / 07 / 21
How to deal with grief – From Prosperous Life
Find out more about the stages and symptoms of grief, and useful tips to help you cope with the loss of a loved one.
22 / 07 / 21
Growing old gracefully – Tips for slowing down the ageing process
Useful and practical tips for slowing down the ageing process and growing old gracefully by taking care of your skin, body and mind.
15 / 07 / 21
Q&A with David Downie
David Downie left the sunny shores of Trinidad and Tobago to seek a career in actuarial science having gained a financial scholarship to study in England. He trained with two of the largest consulting actuarial firms in the UK and is now responsible for all actuarial services provided by Embark Actuarial and its parent company, […]
23 / 06 / 21
What does a prepaid funeral plan company do for you?
An insight into how prepaid funeral plan providers can help yourself and your loved ones to plan for later life by offering continued support and guidance.
22 / 06 / 21
Basic funeral plans vs. Premium funeral plans explained
The differences between basic funeral plans and premium funeral plans explained, with tips on how to choose the right plan for you.
14 / 06 / 21
Welcoming the benefits of new FCA regulation
Prosperous Life welcomes the new FCA regulations and we see this as extremely positive news for the prepaid funeral plan industry.
08 / 06 / 21
Can you buy a funeral plan for someone else?
Find out everything you need to know about buying a funeral plan for someone else, and how you can do it.
07 / 06 / 21
Financial planning for old age: 5 Prosperous Tips
Make the most of your retirement years by making your money stretch further with our top financial planning tips for old age.
24 / 05 / 21
6 cleaning hacks to make life easier!
From easily de-scaling your kettle to the many uses of bicarbonate of soda, read our top cleaning hacks to make life easier.
21 / 05 / 21
How ‘funeral poverty’ is impacting families, in Funeral Service Times
Recently, an article of ours featured in Funeral Service Times, where we discussed the concerns regarding 'funeral poverty' for families.
18 / 05 / 21
Our top funeral planning tips
Our funeral planning tips should help to guide you in the right direction towards planning a funeral which covers all of the essentials and is personalised to you.
30 / 04 / 21
Breaking down the cost of a funeral plan
What can you get in a funeral plan for the amount you want to spend? Here's a breakdown of what you can get for your money.
29 / 04 / 21
5 restaurants you should look at booking right now
With lockdown restrictions easing, here are some of the best restaurants in the UK that will give you a culinary experience to remember.
12 / 04 / 21
Five ways to boost your memory and keep it razor sharp
Read our five simple top tips for exercising your brain to keep your memory in good condition as you get older.
09 / 04 / 21
The different forms of funeral cover – which is right for you?
Compare the different types of funeral cover, from prepaid funeral plans to life insurance and savings accounts to see which is the best option for you.
07 / 04 / 21
Reasons to pay monthly for a funeral plan
Paying monthly for a funeral plan is an affordable way to spread the cost over time. Find out the benefits of paying for your plan in monthly instalments.
29 / 03 / 21
What to wear to a funeral
Our complete guide to what to wear to a traditional funeral, celebration of life and memorial service includes the do's and dont's of funeral attire.
Why buy a funeral plan?
Find out the benefits of taking out a prepaid funeral plan for both yourself and your family, by having your arrangements in place for when the time comes.
How should you act at a funeral?
Some guidance on the appropriate conduct at funerals and wakes, including the cliches to avoid and much more.
24 / 03 / 21
Talking to children about death
We often say that death is the last taboo, and it’s no secret that we find it difficult to talk about the subject as adults. That difficulty is only increased when there is a conversation to be had with a child.
16 / 03 / 21
The four best foods to boost your mood
We thought it would be a good time to share our recommendations of which foods can help boost your mood, making you feel a little better as we all wait for normal life to return.
10 / 03 / 21
Six gentle exercises for strength, balance and flexibility
Keeping your muscles strong, improving your balance and increasing flexibility can all help you do all the day to day things you need to.
03 / 03 / 21
How to act before a funeral
What do you need to do before a funeral, and how should you act? This blog talks you through all of this, including how you can help and travelling to a funeral service.
28 / 02 / 21
Moving on after a funeral
Some helpful advice on how to come to terms with your loss and move into the next phase of your life.
27 / 02 / 21
8 things all funeral plan providers should do
Level of service that you receive can vary between providers, so in order to help you make the right choice, here are eight things that all good funeral plan providers should do.
26 / 02 / 21
What do you get in a funeral plan?
This article takes you through our process, breaking down the various services that our three funeral plans cover, and giving you some more information on each of them.
12 / 02 / 21
Some of the best flowers to plant this Spring
Here, we pick some of the best flowers that you can plant in your garden and borders to put a spring in your step.
29 / 01 / 21
Managing money when someone dies
A practical guide to help you through all aspects of managing finances both before and after the funeral.
19 / 01 / 21
Choosing the right funeral planning company
This article talks you through the different fundamentals that we think each company should provide. They’re the keys to a high level of service, and no one should settle for anything less.
13 / 01 / 21
The importance of funeral plans during COVID-19
Covering everything you need to know about funerals in the UK during lockdown, and how prepaid funerals can help to provide some reassurance and security during such an uncertain time.
06 / 01 / 21
5 ways to lift your spirits in January
We want to help you enjoy life as well as plan for the future. So, we have outlined five things you can do to lift your spirits and banish those January blues.
28 / 12 / 20
An introduction to our new Estate Planning services
Our Estate Planning services ensure that your affairs are in good order and your assets are protected for inheritance purposes. Learn more about how we can help you.
17 / 12 / 20
The who, what and why behind Prosperous Life
We work very hard not to be another run of the mill funeral plan provider. Learn more about us, what we stand for and how we can help you.
02 / 12 / 20
8 of the best walks in the United Kingdom
Grab your walking boots, take a look at some of these walks, and hit the trail across the United Kingdom.
30 / 11 / 20
Are funeral plans worth it? Cost comparison vs. Last minute funeral
There are some substantial monetary savings to be had when paying for your funeral today, as opposed to saving the funds or leaving the funeral arrangements to the last minute.
27 / 10 / 20
How do funeral plans work? The Prosperous Six Step Process
We have put together our six step funeral plan process, so that you can see exactly what you need to do, and when.
25 / 09 / 20
Funeral Plan or Life Insurance? Which is right for you?
From offering a great deal of flexibility in arrangements to protecting against the rising costs of funerals, there are a whole host of benefits to choosing prepaid funeral plans over life insurance.
19 / 08 / 20
In the news: COVID-19 sees rise in crowdfunded funerals
A recent Sky News article has shone light on the trouble that families are facing when faced with unexpected deaths as a result of COVID-19.
24 / 12 / 18
Funeral poverty on the rise as deceased family are left in mortuary for months
In 2018, the term "funeral poverty" was coined to describe the ever increasing number of families who struggle to pay for funerals for their loved ones.