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It can all change in a moment

Today I spoke with my friend and client John (not his real name) in Wexford. John is 40, married and has 2 young daughters. I have known him 15 years during which time his career has had its ups and … Continue reading

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Life Assurance Market Research

We have life assurance company representatives knocking on doors in the evenings to generate sales leads by way of market research. In this competitive industry, a life assurance member of the Professional Insurance Brokers Association (PIBA) can offer more choice. Having 5 life assurance company agencies is a minimum requirement and means that more independent advice can be offered. Continue reading

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ECB reduction is good news for mortgage holders

Well done Super Mario for yesterday’s ECB interest rate cut. That’s a saving of €2,500 per annum for those unlucky enough to have €1 million on interest only. Another cut by December could be on the (Christmas) cards! Good Financial … Continue reading

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Bruised, battered and bewildered by the banks

The Irish Government has finally come to the realisation that mortgage debt is a massive problem and intends making the issue “a priority”. Tens of thousands of people are already stressed out about it, not just the people struggling with mortgage arrears. Take away the stress by engaging a mortgage professional to represent you instead of trying to do it yourself. For those who can’t pay a fee, contact MABS, which provides an excellent service at no charge.
Individual stories from people trying to negotiate directly with their mortgage lenders provide anecdotal evidence that the banks are not being too helpful.
If you do have a problem with debt, make contact with your lender as soon as you can. Continue reading

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Property Investors Protection

Are you in negative equity? Good Financial Housekeeping

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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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Airtricity – Dual Fuel

Airtricity has just joined the dual fuel market in Ireland with a very interesting offer to cut your bills. Continue reading

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Going Forward

Good Financial Housekeeping is all about the present and the future. There is no point in looking back and lamenting the passing of the Celtic Tiger. We will be bringing you practical tips on how to sort your finances now … Continue reading

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