BBC Radio 4's Money Box was broadcast on Saturday, 4 June, 2005, at 1202 BST.
The programme will be repeated on Sunday, 5 June at 2102 BST.
Organising a funeral for a loved one is always a distressing experience but if you're on a low-income there are extra difficulties. Although financial help is available to people who rely on benefits some funeral directors are refusing to organise funerals amid fear they will not be paid.
Sarah Parfitt reported
Retiring at 75
Malcolm McLean from OPAS
The Nationwide Building Society is to allow it's employees to work until they are 75. Meanwhile there are other changes in the pipeiline that will allow people to work longer, if they wish.
We talked to Alan Oliver, Spokesperson, Nationwide Building Society and Malcom McLean, Chief Executive of The Pensions Advisory Service.
Savings accounts for the elderly
Louise Greenwood reported on the host of new savings products, arriving onto the market, aimed at savers aged fifty and over
Presenter: Chris A'Court
Producer: Louise Greenwood
Reporter: Sarah Parfitt