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Life after death? 63% use social media and 77% buy online yet just 3% have made plans for their digital legacy

While we are more than willing to buy online, chat online and share online, the vast majority of us - 97% - have made no plans for what will happen to our ‘digital legacy’ when we die.

There has been an 80% increase in celebration of life services, but do your family know what you want?

According to SunLife’s Cost of Dying report, 45% of people no longer have hymns at their funerals, more than half of funeral directors have seen a decrease in religious services and 80% have seen an increase in ‘celebration of life’ type services.

Over 50s regret retiring

Suggestions that the retirement age should be increased is often met with fierce opposition, with more change coming as from 2019 the state pension age starts to rise to age 66 for men and women by 2020. However, the reality is that most retired people think they gave up work too early.