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The Care Home Fee Trap

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  By Paul Lewis in SAGA Magazine.   The fear of having to sell a home to pay for care is being exploited by commercial firms offering risky schemes to shelter homes from means-testing. Don’t fall for them. There are other, perfectly legitimate ways to preserve the value of a family home. When someone moves […]

The Health Benefits Of Fermented Food

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  By Patsy Westcott in SAGA Magazine.   Fermentation is one of the hottest food trends right now – but why all the fuss about this ancient method of food preservation? Fermented foods have been part of our diet ever since our ancient ancestors cottoned on to the idea that fermentation helped to preserve food. With the […]

Smartwatches As Medical Devices: How Your Smartwatch Could Save Your Life

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  By Carlton Boyce in SAGA Magazine.   Smartphones and smartwatches have earned their place in our lives – but could they go one step further and actually save our lives? I’m not a fan of stuff. Stuff clogs your life up and traps you into a never-ending arms race to buy the latest, newest and shiniest […]

How Much Does It Cost To Charge Your Phone Or Tablet ?

Smart Phones

  From SAGA Magazine.   Mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones are far more powerful than mobile phones of old. Crammed with computer processors, ablaze with brilliant screens and sporting decent speakers means a limited battery life that leaves you constantly hooking your device up to the mains for a recharge. Worse […]

10 Memory-Boosting Foods

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  From SAGA Magazine.   From brain-friendly oily fish to memory-enhancing rosemary, here are 10 foods that scientific studies show can help boost your powers of recall. Our brains require a variety of nutrients to function well, so it comes as no surprise that what you eat can affect your cognitive skills and ability to […]

Health Benefits Of Chocolate

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  From SAGA magazine.   Chocoholics can now nibble on their favourite treat without feeling guilty because it could actually have health-giving properties. The secret is revealed to be naturally occurring substances in chocolate that may offer some degree of protection against heart disease and related circulatory disorders. Many studies have shown that food rich in flavonals, […]

How Will Inflation Affect My State Pension ?

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  By Paul Lewis in SAGA Magazine.   Every April, state pensions and benefits for older people are increased to help them pay for the rising cost of food, energy and other essentials. But this year the amount paid to around two million of the poorest pensioners will not keep up with rising prices, as […]

10 Essential Superfoods For Men Over 50

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  By Daniel Coughlin in SAGA Magazine.   According to the British Nutrition Foundation, 50-plus men tend to have slower metabolisms than guys in their 20s, and may require fewer calories overall to stay in good shape. They also benefit from foods that are rich in certain nutrients which support older men’s health. Tomatoes Tomatoes are loaded […]

Film Review: Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

  By David Gritten in SAGA Magazine.   It’s tempting to wonder how the cinema world would have coped this past year if not for films set during World War II. There’s been Christopher Nolan’s majestic Dunkirk, of course, and Churchill, starring Brian Cox having a gallant stab at playing a troubled, hesitant Winston. And now comes Darkest Hour, with Gary […]

What Is Open Banking ?

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  By Holly Thomas in SAGA Magazine.   Open banking was introduced on 13 January this year – find out more about what it is, and how it could help you save money. Open banking was introduced this month for current accounts – but what exactly is it? Put simply, it will allow companies to access current […]

Don’t Fall Victim To Pension Scams

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  From SAGA Magazine.   January is a time when many people start to get their finances in order for the year ahead and this could include making decisions about pension savings and where to invest them. But be wary of cold callers and guaranteed returns… Pension savings are an investment in your future, your […]

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