How to Beat Inflation

How to Beat Inflation

Prices are rising. Inflation is back. Yet household savings are at record levels, earning zero rates of interest, and slowly but surely losing their real value. It’s important that you and your money don’t remain frozen in time. Here’s how to beat inflation. 1. Invest...

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Self-Employed in Ireland

Self-Employed in Ireland

While it’s great to be your own boss, being self-employed in Ireland brings with it the responsibility to stay on top of your finances. This will be new territory for many freelancers so here are some pointers. Income and Expenditure First up, make sure you get paid...

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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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Lockdown Savings Tips

Lockdown Savings Tips

A year of strict limits on going out has helped many people build up more cash savings than they’ve ever had. Official figures show that Irish people have added a massive €15 billion to their savings over the past year. If you are among this lucky number, here are...

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Money Advice for Couples

Money Advice for Couples

Money is one of the most common causes of stress in relationships. In fact, some research names it as the number one cause of stress in marriage. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s some money advice for couples to help deal with this thorny subject. Talk to your...

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How to Retire Well

How to Retire Well

What does a ‘good retirement’ look like? For me, this does not necessarily mean early retirement. It simply means that you have the ability to step back from work at a time that is right for you, into a life that continues to be enjoyable and meaningful. Here are some...

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5 Ways we Mess up with Money

5 Ways we Mess up with Money

Money is something we humans are hard wired to mess up. Most of us are destined to make several big money mistakes in the course of our busy lives. Do you want to know what you need to stop doing? Here, based on my experiences as an advisor, are the top 5 ways we mess...

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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 €4 billion. But are prize bonds a good investment? Firstly, what are they and how do they work? Prize bonds are non-interest bearing lottery bonds. Your capital has a government...

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My 4 Unbreakable Rules of Investing

My 4 Unbreakable Rules of Investing

As we watch global stock markets once again hit all-time highs, in a pandemic year that has seen some of the biggest single day gains and losses in history, a perennial question is, how can we become more successful investors? My simple answer continues to be, stick...

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