Is Trump A Genius With Money?

Did Donald Trump, with Buffett-like financial genius, really turn $1m into $10bn? Can we learn something from his self-proclaimed golden touch? For those of you who have more to do than tweet / watch TV (perhaps in a bathrobe?) and want the executive summary, the...

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5 Easy Resolutions For The New Year

January is a great time to set some good financial goals. However, to ensure you have every chance of sticking to these resolutions you should set small realistic goals. Here are 5 we recommend… A is for Advice First up, decide if you want to get independent financial...

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Our First Big Money Mistake

Our big financial errors vary by age but a recent Wall Street Journal article highlights a big money mistake than young people are making today – they are not taking enough risk. The table below is taken from that article and shows that millennials are holding as much...

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How To Save

Saving money rather than spending it gives us no instant gratification but it is the road to eventual financial freedom. Here are some tips on how to get there. Have a budget. Make a note of exactly where your monthly income goes. Aim to have both a spending and...

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Budget 2017 : 5 Key Takeaways

Budget 2017 has gifted us a range of ‘small sweeties’ but sees no major changes to how the government runs its finances (or controls ours). Here are 5 key changes - and what you should do about them. 1. Keep contributing to a pension The State Pension may have been...

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Pensions Made Simple (ish)

Made simple, really? OK maybe I’m setting the bar too high but I want to tell you all you need to know about pensions. I’m bored already. Wait, this is important. Just give me 2 minutes of your time. OK, go on then, why do I need a pension?  Because your income could...

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Ireland’s Pension Crisis

You may have noticed (or hopefully missed!) various news headlines recently about the terrible state of pension coverage in Ireland. Here’s a quick summary of the depressing facts. The Chairman of the Pensions Authority said that what people expect to receive in...

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Stay Invested

The U.K. votes on Thursday on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. With the two sides neck and neck in the polls, markets are extremely volatile. A vote to leave will undoubtedly cause market disruption. So what should investors do? We say, as always,...

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Inheritance Tax – What You Need To Know

With the news that the new government may change inheritance tax rules, it’s worth pausing to consider what the current rules are, what changes could be coming, and what it all actually means for you. The Definite Bad News Not only has Ireland the highest ‘death...

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