What To Do If You Win The Lotto

What To Do If You Win The Lotto

When we heard about last week’s €175 million lotto win, Ireland’s biggest ever, I’m sure we all fantasised about what we would do if we had a massive windfall. While research suggests that most winners’ life satisfaction improves, it’s undoubtedly a life changing...

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The Value of Independent Financial Advice

The Value of Independent Financial Advice

Do you need a Financial Advisor? Yes. You do. We all do. Why? Because expert independent financial advice will save you from making poor financial decisions and guide you towards a consistent and disciplined investment strategy. But don’t just listen to me, here’s the...

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How To Invest

How To Invest

The question of how to invest is an important one, never more so than in a time of stock market turbulence. 2018 has seen one of the US stock market’s worst ever days, followed by a six day rally, but all adding up to a resurgence in volatility. So, how to invest (and...

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What Is An AMRF?

What Is An AMRF?

As I’ve said before, pensions are boring, complicated and full of jargon. But as they are central to how comfortable (or not) our retirements will be, it’s really important to know the basics. If you have a private pension (ie, anything other than the State Pension)...

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How Do You Feel About Money?

How Do You Feel About Money?

What emotions do you experience when you think about money? Fear, greed, hope, anxiety? The good news is that if you do, you are perfectly normal. The bad news is that these emotions play havoc with our finances. In fact, scientists say that when it comes to financial...

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My Budget 2019 Wish List

My Budget 2019 Wish List

Avoiding the big picture question of whether the government should tax more/less or spend more/less, this is my Budget 2019 Wish List. It’s in no particular order and is definitely not comprehensive – it’s about ending anomalies that have never made sense to me (from...

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What Is An ARF?

What Is An ARF?

Let’s face it, pensions are boring, complicated and full of jargon. Unfortunately they are also very important to our wellbeing so whether we like it or not, it’s important to know the basics. If you have a private pension (ie, anything other than the State Pension)...

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Too Much Cash

Too Much Cash

The late Ken Dodd once revealed (in court) that he kept £336,000 in cash stashed in suitcases in his attic. I have two immediate thoughts on this story. First, he is not the only one whose wealth is less than it should be as a result of being incredibly risk averse as...

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How To Spot A Scam

How To Spot A Scam

The golden age of the internet has given us ease of connectivity and instant online payments. No wonder it’s also the golden age of the scammer. Here are a few tips on how to spot a scam … You are promised investment returns that are too good to be true. You are asked...

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