Category Archives: personal and company pension

10 reasons why pensions are still important

With the State pension destined to reduce in amount and start later, with life expectancy increasing and a consequent population bulge of citizens over age 65, it is timely look at pension funding again. With good reason or rather 10 good reasons. Continue reading

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What about that old pension?

Many of us have left small pension funds in previous jobs and hav never done anything with them. What should we do, what options are available and what information do we need to help with making the decision? 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.
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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.
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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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How’s your Pension?

Irish pension funds have barely broken even over the last 10 years. One of the things you can do is to look at the management and administration charges – Good Financial Housekeeping suggests that you may be able to get lower charges, thereby enhancing your pension performance. Ignorance is not bliss. Continue reading

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