Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is Money Editor at The Sunday Business Post. A qualified financial adviser, she manages the newspaper’s Money Plus section, and reports on personal finance. She has a degree in economics & finance from UCD, and a masters in journalism from DCU. Her first book, Megan and the Money Tree, which is designed to teach children about money, was published in 2011.

Plans of action

Plans of action

When it comes to pension planning and auto-enrolment schemes, Ireland must act now, according to the head of Britain's retirement savings body

Budget 2018: Some mercy for the squeezed middle

Budget 2018: Some mercy for the squeezed middle

Paschal Donohoe’s tax cuts delivered a small bit of respite for the so-called coping classes

All things being equal: Ireland road-tests gender budgeting

All things being equal: Ireland road-tests gender budgeting

Ireland is following in the steps of other nations by introducing measures in the budget to improve gender equality

Emma Kennedy on the tax implications of Budget 2018

Emma Kennedy on the tax implications of Budget 2018

People scrutinise budgets for the impact on their purse -- but don’t get too excited

Don't focus on the financial freebies, students urged

Don't focus on the financial freebies, students urged

Emma Kennedy looks at what banks are offering, as consumer body urges those going to college to study fees and charges

How to secure the pay rise you deserve: Because you’re worth it

How to secure the pay rise you deserve: Because you’re worth it

With employers bracing themselves for a wave of salary increases across the country, now may be the time to have that quiet word with your boss

Pension paralysis

Pension paralysis

After years of inaction, there are now signs that the government is finally doing something about the brewing pensions crisis

Taxing times as PAYE enters a whole new era

Taxing times as PAYE enters a whole new era

In a little under 18 months, employers will provide Revenue with real-time data on workers and what they earn

The mortgage switch hitch: getting a better deal for your mortgage

The mortgage switch hitch: getting a better deal for your mortgage

It isn’t easy to switch to a better deal, even with the same lender. There are plans for change, as borrowers perceive the current switching process as complex, costly and slow

Health Insurance Special: The ins and outs of private health insurance

Health Insurance Special: The ins and outs of private health insurance

The average premium for in-patient care is just shy of €1,200 per year, but consumers need to look beyond the price

Paris is burning

Paris is burning

Hot on the heels of Emmanuel Macron’s promise to turn France into a ‘start-up nation’, the biggest start-up campus on the planet has just opened its doors

Amazon changed shopping, iTunes changed music, but nobody had really changed banking

Amazon changed shopping, iTunes changed music, but nobody had really changed banking

As the founder of Starling Bank, former AIB chief operating officer Anne Boden has challenged the traditional banking model in Britain. Now she’s preparing the bank’s entry into the Irish current account market

In the palm of our hands

In the palm of our hands

With an increasing number of people making the switch from online to mobile banking, We analyse a shifting digital landscape and asks what the future holds for consumers and banks alike

End of the road in sight for beleaguered motorists?

End of the road in sight for beleaguered motorists?

A recent ruling in a Supreme Court appeal could see things improve for motorists struggling with the cost of car insurance

Health insurance: Families braced for hikes

Health insurance: Families braced for hikes

With insurance prices set to claim further casualties next month, consumers should check that their cover is meeting their needs – and doing so at a fair price