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.

Root and branch reforms

Root and branch reforms

In the face of competition from fintechs and digital challengers, the high street bank is changing beyond all recognition

Home in on the fine print

Home in on the fine print

As house price inflation eases, lenders are offering a range of rates and incentives to attract would-be homebuyers. But borrowers should look beyond the window-dressing to the overall cost

Light relief for small business

Light relief for small business

While Budget 2019 saw some tax relief improvements to help SMEs, experts say it’s a case of a lot done, a lot more to do, writes Emma Kennedy

Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy

If you want to realise your financial goals, then it’s best to front up about what you routinely spend your money on

The financial year ahead and how it will affect your pocket

The financial year ahead and how it will affect your pocket

We assess some of the tax changes, policy shifts and new legislation that will shape your personal finances in 2019

Tie up your loose ends before Christmas

Tie up your loose ends before Christmas

It’s all very well sorting out your personal finances in January, but there’s no harm in starting a little earlier

How to cut your household energy bills

How to cut your household energy bills

Winter is coming, so here are some handy tips to reduce how much you pay to heat your house

On balance, a pretty voter-friendly budget

On balance, a pretty voter-friendly budget

The finance minister put a little extra cash in most pockets this year, fuelling speculation that Ireland is heading for the polls

Slim down your spending without the crash diet

Slim down your spending without the crash diet

If you want to change your financial habits, first you have to understand them, say the experts

Food for thought

Food for thought

Food is about more than simple nourishment. It’s about memories, culture, history, love and friendship, and it can play a big role in helping new communities integrate, writes Emma Kennedy

Your Business: Switching off for a brighter workplace

Your Business: Switching off for a brighter workplace

More and more companies are beginning to realise that an ‘always on’ culture can have a negative effect on workers’ productivity, writes Emma Kennedy

Closing the gender pay gap: anything to report?

Closing the gender pay gap: anything to report?

As Ireland prepares to instate new rules around gender pay gap reporting, a look at how other countries have implemented similar laws will be useful

Inside the plan to defuse our pension timebomb

Inside the plan to defuse our pension timebomb

For the first time, it appears a government is actually going to move on pension reform with a compulsory scheme for workers without pension plans of their own

Getting smart about saving for school

Getting smart about saving for school

Families need to make an education savings plan as soon as possible - not only for third level, but for primary school as well

Strong outlook for Netflix amid battle for online market

Strong outlook for Netflix amid battle for online market

Its share price may have plummeted this week but the streaming service looks set to gain as audiences continue to move online