Protecting your home from care costs

 We all get old. It's an unavoidable part of life - people age and can often develop illnesses that can be challenging to overcome. To deal with the fact that age can bring it with a selection of issues, a lot of people choose to go into care homes. The only problem with this course of action is that you’re going to find that care homes can cost a lot of money. Many find that they have to put their...

Our online identities, what happens to them when we die?

What happens to our Identities when we die? Facebook is part and parcel of our lives and one thing about Facebook is that no matter whether we are alive or dead, our profiles are still always going to be there. In fact, it is thought that by 2100, there will 4.9bn profiles on Facebook that actually belong to those who have passed away.One of the main benefits to having a Facebook profile that is always going to be around, is...

Have you ever wanted to travel into space?

Now you can! But don't get too excited as it will be after you pass away... But what a way to go! Smart Will can arrange for your ashes to be scattered into space when you write your Will on the Smart Will Phone App. And to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Smart Will are giving away 5 Wills completely FREE worth up to £119 each and all you have to do is like our page. (Winners...

Calling all NHS employees!

Writing your Will this weekend was probably not high on your priority list, but if you're an NHS worker, it should be. That's because Smart Will is giving all NHS staff a huge 55% off their lifetime Will writing service this weekend only.Smart Will users can update their Will anytime, anywhere, for life on any iOS (iPhone) or Android device.With the 55% discount, NHS staff pay just £35 for individual Will, and £53 for a mirror Will (for couples)....

Thinking of gifting your house to your children?

Inheritance tax: Does gifting my house reduce it?If there is one thing that seems to be a common concern and annoyance to this setting up their will, it is the idea of their loved ones paying inheritance tax. Inheritance is a tax that has been created to be charged to those who are inheriting money or a property from someone in their will.The charge for inheritance tax is 40% and it applies to an estate that is worth more...

Only 1 in 10 people know these five facts about dying without a valid Will.

If you have a valid Will in place already, then you have taken steps to protect your family and assets against the rules of intestacy. But not everyone has a will in place.. (70% of the UK's population to be more accurate) but why is this and why would you not want to protect your assets and family after you're gone.How many of the following facts did you know about dying without making a Will?If you die without...

Have children? You need a will.

As parents we all hope that we are going to be in our children's lives for as long as possible, seeing them grow and develop. Of course, for many of us this is the case and we get to be there for all their main milestones, however, for some this is cut short, perhaps due to an illness or an accident. We are taken from our children and someone else is going to have to raise them, all without...

Using a trust to cut your Inheritance Tax

Using a trust to cut your Inheritance Tax We all hope that as long as we are alive, that we are able to manage our own money and our own property too. For many people this might be the case, however, for other people there comes a time when they are not able to manage their own finances and they need someone to take charge. This is where the idea of setting up a trust comes into play.But what is...

55% Off until 01/07/2019

Smart Will is the only Will writing service you will ever need, and with 55% off until 01/09/2019, there is no better time to write your Will! As Smart Will is a Will writing App, you can update it anywhere, anytime,  FREE, for life, unlike other online wills.  Smart Will's online will writing solution  has all sorts of features such as video messages and document location files so executors can sort out your affairs quickly and easily. Smart Will post a...

Average Cost of a Will

A will is one of the most important documents you can have, yet many people choose not to write one. Much of the time, this is down to believing Will writing to be very expensive, when in reality, it need not be the excessive cost many of us expect!There are different average costs for writing a Will, depending on how complex your affairs are and if you choose to get a solicitor to help you write your Will or...