Monthly Archives: November 2010

R.I.P. in Ireland

Ireland may already have 40,000 mortgages in arrears, but when ECB finally rises there will be carnage. Large numbers of residential investment property (R.I.P.) mortgageholders will all be in trouble at the same time resulting in a further property slump in Ireland. This crisis will of course “surprise” us. Continue reading

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Pensions & the Government Four-Year Plan

Irish private pensions – Implications of the Irish Government’s National Recovery Plan 2010 – 2014. There will be less relief in the future for contributions, so consider additional contributions now.
Good Financial Housekeeping – Helping to make your income go further. Continue reading

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Ireland 2014 – Take Home Pay

How much will your take home pay reduce in 2014 due to the proposals of the Irish Government’s National Recovery Plan?
Good Financial Housekeeping helps you to cut costs and secure better value. Continue reading

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Pension Opportunity in Ireland

The National Recovery Plan, 2011 – 2014, proposes the abolition of pension relief for employee PRSI and Health Levy contributions from 2011. Furthermore top rate income tax relief on pension contributions will fall from 41% in 2010 to 34% in 2012, 27% in 2013 and 20% in 2014. This means there is a great opportunity for people with money sitting on deposit to benefit greatly by making a pension contribution for 2010.
Good Financial Housekeeping – Making cents! Continue reading

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Simply the Zest

Simply Zesty Irish company CEO Niall Harbison gave an excellent and refreshing presentation at the Independent Trustee Company’s webinar this morning. I had never heard of Groupon! Continue reading

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State Pension – Suffer later for youth holiday work!

In Ireland, the State Pension (Contributory) is a very important buffer against poverty in our old age. It will never be enough to keep you inĀ  much style but losing it or even part of it would be disastrous. Rather … Continue reading

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