Auto-Enrolment Pension - What Does It Mean for You? The auto-enrolment pension scheme aims to tackle the problem of low pension provision in the private sector in Ireland. Note: This scheme will not affect public sector employees in Ireland as they all have work pension arrangements already. Currently, just 35% of private sector [...]
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It’s sometimes difficult to establish good financial planning habits. How healthy are your finances? Get into top shape with these five top financial well-being tips. Get Yourself Some Income Protection Are you in secure employment? The only thing that can really damage your financial security in terms of your earning power is the [...]
An Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) plan is a way to make additional contributions towards your retirement benefits when you are already paying into a pension scheme. An AVC can be a tax-efficient way to top up your pension. When you retire, the funds invested in your AVC can be used to bolster your [...]
The Purpose of Life Insurance Do you have someone who depends on you? If so life insurance can help fill the financial gap left in the event you are no longer there to support them. However, there is more to life insurance policies than just a lump sum paid in the unfortunate event [...]
Finance Bill 2021 sets into law many of the tax measures announced on Budget day. The Finance Bill 2021 has been published on 21st October and includes a number of changes. However, it is important to note that the Finance Bill itself does not make any changes to legislation. It has to go [...]
Money Saving Tips for Christmas - Our Top Seven The countdown to Christmas has begun, and we have some great Money Saving Tips for you. With only six weeks left until Santa arrives, you might be asking yourself… How will I pay for it all? For those of you who have been saving [...]
Irish people are living longer and staying healthier for longer. This is fantastic news for us as a society, but it does present unique challenges economically as our population ages. As Ireland ages, it no longer looks like the State can balance current pension obligations with already stretched public finances. Like many other [...]
Saving for a mortgage deposit when you are buying your first home can be a challenging hurdle for most to overcome. If you are a first-time buyer, thankfully, you now only need 10% of the house price - compared to the 20% needed for those who have previously owned property. The average house [...]
Why should I create a budget? The most beneficial thing you can do for your finances is create a budget. Budgeting allows you to track your spending, build your savings and work towards achieving your financial goals. A budget looks at your income and expenses and allows you to plan to meet your [...]
Like most people, you insure your home, car and even your mobile phone against the unexpected. If you have a pet, you probably insure them too. But what about your income? When life is going well, we tend to take money for granted. Money pays our bills, lets us take care of our [...]