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The strange tale of a lonely old lady, her missing will and her last wishes.

Last week we reminded everyone that January is a good time for financial housekeeping including re-checking your will. Well, to make the point, here is a story for you that shows there is some veracity in the adage that 'truth is stranger than fiction'.

It is a sad tale which begins with an elderly couple, happily married to each other and to academic life with no time or inclination for children of their own. The combination obviously worked for them as both lived well into their nineties. Let's call them the Professor and Mrs Prof.  To read the rest of the tale go to Spear's Wealth Management Magazine.

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