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Why do we shy away from awkward chats?

19th March 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

A new report released today lays bare the financial and emotional impact that not talking to our loved-ones about life’s big issues is having on people up and down the UK.

The research, from life insurance broker LifeSearch, found that more than a quarter of Brits (27%) have been affected by the loss of a loved-one whose contingency status was unknown. Of these people, around half (48%) have been left with a bill of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover unforeseen short-term expenses such as funeral bills and outstanding commitments.

To talk more about the findings and the LST campaign, Aston spoke to the LifeSearch CEO Tom Baigrie and Michael Badkin, whose mother passed away last year without contingency plans in place: