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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Retirement Relief

Retirement Relief

There are two Capital Gains Tax (CGT) reliefs that business owners, thinking of exit and/or retirement, need to know about. They are Retirement Relief and Entrepreneur Relief, and they can be used in conjunction with one another when exiting your business. Retirement...

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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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Inheritance Tax in Ireland

Inheritance Tax in Ireland

When it comes to taxation, nothing is ever simple. But if you want to save money, it pays to know the basics. Here are some key pointers about inheritance tax in Ireland. Who Pays? Capital Acquisitions Tax, the official name for inheritance tax in Ireland, is paid by...

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