Inheritance Tax – What You Need To Know

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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Why You Should Own Your Own Home

Why You Should Own Your Own Home

While scarcity and affordability is a major problem for many young people considering buying their first home, there remain many reasons why you should strive to own your own home. 1. Inflationary Asset Although inflation is at cycle lows right now, it will return. It...

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The Money Smart Investment Philosophy

The Money Smart Investment Philosophy

Investing money demands care and consistency. Our investment philosophy consists of six golden rules based on global best practice which we apply to every client portfolio. 1. Have a Plan and a Process A stable decision-making process through boom and bust eliminates...

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Alternative Investing : Private Equity

Alternative Investing : Private Equity

This is the last of a short series of blogs on ‘alternatives’ – investments in anything other than stocks, bonds or cash. We have examined the four most common alternative asset classes in general order of risk/return profile; Absolute Return, Commodities, Property...

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Alternative Investing : Property

Alternative Investing : Property

Continuing our short series of blogs on ‘alternatives’ – investments in anything other than stocks, bonds or cash – in which we take a look at the four most common asset classes in general order of risk/return profile; Absolute Return, Commodities, Property and...

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Alternative Investing : Commodities

Alternative Investing : Commodities

Continuing our short series of blogs on ‘alternatives’ – investments in anything other than stocks, bonds or cash – in which we take a look at the four most common asset classes in general order of risk/return profile; Absolute Return, Commodities, Property and...

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Alternative Investing : Absolute Return

Alternative Investing : Absolute Return

This is the first in a short series of blogs on ‘alternatives’ – investments in anything other than stocks, bonds or cash. We will take a look at the four most common alternative asset classes in general order of risk/return profile: Absolute Return, Commodities,...

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5 Reasons To Never, Ever Buy Individual Shares

5 Reasons To Never, Ever Buy Individual Shares

We’ve all thought about it, most of us have done it, some of us have made big gains, many of us have been burned. Many ‘experts’ endorse it as a perfectly sound investment strategy. Not me. Here’s why you should never buy an individual share... 1.   Going to Las Vegas...

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Are Prize Bonds For Prize Idiots?

Are Prize Bonds For Prize Idiots?

Prize bonds are more popular than ever in Ireland, with a total issued of more than €3bn. But should they be part of your savings and investment portfolio? Firstly, what are they and how do they work? Prize bonds are non-interest bearing lottery bonds. Your capital...

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