Great Money Quotes

Great Money Quotes

Sometimes it only takes a line or two to capture a big idea. A good quote can inspire us, motivate us and encourage us to think about money in a positive way. Here are some of my favourites. “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts...

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Making a Will

Making a Will

A will is a formal witnessed document that sets out how you wish to dispose of your possessions (also called your estate) on death. It’s a fairly straightforward document to put together but as it’s so important I would strongly advise you to use a solicitor to help...

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Lessons from the Lockdown

Lessons from the Lockdown

In what is now being dubbed the Great Lockdown our lives have changed immeasurably. Many of the things we take for granted in modern life such as eating out or commuting or going on holiday have been suspended. When we do eventually get back to some kind of normal we...

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Crash or Correction?

Crash or Correction?

What is a recession? What is a crash? What is a correction? What is a bear market? Is this Coronavirus sell-off a correction or crash? Some questions we can answer. Some we can only guess at. But the following is a guide to understanding the history and the...

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The Fair Deal Scheme

The Fair Deal Scheme

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, known better as the Fair Deal Scheme, provides financial support to people who need long term nursing home care. There’s a lot to it so here are the key points you need to know. 1. Care Needs Assessed Before confirming that long-term...

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5 Retirement Myths

5 Retirement Myths

Retirement should be something we all look forward to, after all we are living longer, healthier and fuller lives. And yet we are nowhere near saving enough. That’s why I want to tackle these dangerous retirement myths. MYTH 1 – THE STATE PENSION WILL SUFFICE No...

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Pension Adjustment Orders

Pension Adjustment Orders

As I mentioned in a previous blog, Divorce - Who Gets What, the division of wealth after a separation adds an enormous stress factor to an already difficult process. After the family home, pensions are often the second most valuable asset under consideration. In the...

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How to Pay Less Tax

How to Pay Less Tax

Ireland’s taxation system is not exactly easy to navigate, nor is tax a subject we like to think about too much. Nevertheless there are plenty of tax reliefs and credits that you should know about. With that in mind here are some quick and easy tips on how to pay less...

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What is Equity Release?

What is Equity Release?

Home equity release, on the face of it, is one possible solution for homeowners short on income but living in a large valuable home.  For many in this position the obvious answer is to downsize, which as I’ve written before has its pros and cons. The biggest barrier...

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