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.

The pros and cons of rent-a-room tax relief

The pros and cons of rent-a-room tax relief

You can earn €14,000 a year tax free by renting a room full time, but is it a good way to ease the accommodation shortage?

Money tips for your summer trip

Money tips for your summer trip

Whether you’re travelling abroad or staycationing, that well-earned break won’t break the bank if you follow these simple suggestions

Help your children learn to manage their money

Help your children learn to manage their money

Equipping kids with the knowledge and skills to handle their personal finances might seem like a daunting task, but there are plenty of tools available to make it easy and fun

Make money management for kids as easy as 1 2 3

Make money management for kids as easy as 1 2 3

The key things to remember when teaching your children about money is that it shouldn’t be a sc...

Now’s the time to get your pension on track

Now’s the time to get your pension on track

When it comes to saving for retirement, the experts are all agreed that the earlier you begin, the better

No end in sight to mortgage meltdown

No end in sight to mortgage meltdown

With new figures showing that as many as 14,000 people could soon lose their homes, a review of personal insolvency law is in progress. But it may not be enough, writes Emma Kennedy

Work in progress: Earn your spurs on a first job

Work in progress: Earn your spurs on a first job

Teenagers who start their first job this summer will discover financial independence, develop new skills and come into contact with the taxman for the first time

Going wild in the aisles

Going wild in the aisles

The proposed multibillion pound merger of food retail giants Sainsbury’s and Asda is set to transform Britain’s grocery sector

A business solution to a social crisis

A business solution to a social crisis

Neither charity nor business, Big Issue Invest is an ethical business model of social investment built on capitalist principles, says founder Nigel Kershaw

Just the job: A guide to finding the perfect place to work

Just the job: A guide to finding the perfect place to work

Jobseekers are often most influenced by the potential salary of a new job, but there are other important issues to consider, such as company culture, career development and pension benefits

Insurance industry braced for blizzard of claims after storm

Insurance industry braced for blizzard of claims after storm

While previous weather events have cost insurers hundreds of millions of euro, we don’t yet know the total cost of the Beast from the East – nor do we know the effect it might have on premiums, and on the industry as a whole

How to negotiate the mortgage maze to get to your first home

How to negotiate the mortgage maze to get to your first home

With lenders reporting a surge in mortgage demand, there several things that prospective applicants should and shouldn’t do

INTERN NATION

INTERN NATION

No legal definition, no welfare entitlement, and very often no pay – the internship is the only way into some careers, and experts say the law needs to catch up

When it comes to cashback, it pays to keep your medical receipts

When it comes to cashback, it pays to keep your medical receipts

It only takes a few minutes to claim what you’re owed from private health insurers and the taxman

Co-living giants eyeing Dublin market

Co-living giants eyeing Dublin market

The Medici Living Group, the world’s largest co-living provider, and Roam, which has a string of properties from London to Bali, both confirmed that they are eyeing up the Irish market