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.

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

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

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

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 it up

Co-living it up

Dublin’s first ‘co-living’ building will open next month. Supporters claim co-living is a housing solution with potential. Detractors, however, see it as ‘just more housing for the rich’

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

Your Business: The future of money

Your Business: The future of money

It’s official: cash is no longer king

A switch in time saves thousands

A switch in time saves thousands

Getting the best deals on household bills, banking and other services is easier than you think

The new Banking Standards Board - just another quango?

The new Banking Standards Board - just another quango?

A body to improve the culture of banking, set up and paid for by the banks themselves, aims to boost trust and raise banking’s ethical bar

Imagining tomorrow’s cities

Imagining tomorrow’s cities

While technology has been the driving force in the way we develop our cities, we must not forget the humans who live in them, say the experts who are at the heart of planning for future urban living

How to make a financial plan for 2018 and beyond

How to make a financial plan for 2018 and beyond

Now is a good time to take a hard look at income and expenditure, at areas where you can save money, and how you can plan ahead