Jill Kerby

Jill Kerby

Jill Kerby is a well-known financial journalist, broadcaster and author, specialising in personal finance. Since the early 1990s she has been a columnist for The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, Business & Finance Magazine and a contributor to other newspapers. Her weekly MoneyTimes column has been appearing in regional newspapers since 2000 and she is the co-author of the annual TAB Guide to Money Pensions and Tax. She is a regular contributor on radio and television and she gives frequent public and corporate personal finance seminars around Ireland.

Budget 2020: Donohoe has chosen to take  the easy way out

Budget 2020: Donohoe has chosen to take the easy way out

The Minister for Finance was tasked with correcting numerous tax anomalies, but his budget contained little to support younger people, in particular

How to pull back more of your tax

How to pull back more of your tax

This week is a good time to ensure that we are claiming all the reliefs, deductions and allowances to which we are entitled. Knowing a refund is on the way could be the best antidote to any grim news in the budget

Count the costs of enduring power of attorney with care

Count the costs of enduring power of attorney with care

Enduring power of attorney is usually drawn up for older people when their health is deteriorating. While it may seem complicated, it can provide valuable legal clarity

What can Donohoe do for middle income voters?

What can Donohoe do for middle income voters?

Jill Kirby speaks to two certified financial planners about what the Minister for Finance could do to offset the impact of higher consumer charges

Women still short-changed when it comes to retirement

Women still short-changed when it comes to retirement

Opinion is divided on how to make pensions more equal, but one thing is clear: the three ‘pension pillars’ need a radical overhaul sooner rather than later

Banks are unmoved by plight of struggling downsizers

Banks are unmoved by plight of struggling downsizers

A reader contacted me last week about my recent column (‘Little room left for downsizers’, Au...

Personal Finance: Don’t quit your plan just yet

Personal Finance: Don’t quit your plan just yet

Two new reports advocate stopping expenditure on private healthcare. But it may be a bumpy road before we get to a quality state system

British and Irish pensions will still travel after a no-deal Brexit

British and Irish pensions will still travel after a no-deal Brexit

The Common Travel Area agreement between Ireland and Britain should take some of the sting out of Brexit for Irish citizens

Personal finance: A humble fiver makes all the difference

Personal finance: A humble fiver makes all the difference

The rise in the old age pension earlier this year, derided as an irrelevance at the time, has meant that tens of thousands are no longer obliged to keep part of their pension pot locked away until they are 75

Tenant-led rent register could show violations of zone caps

Tenant-led rent register could show violations of zone caps

Rent pressure zones clearly work. If they didn’t, they would not be generating so much resentment and resistance from landlords and developers

Seek a degree of financial security

Seek a degree of financial security

In the absence of a student loan system in Ireland, there are flexible savings plans that could be introduced to help families pay for further education

Equity loans: A new lease of life?

Equity loans: A new lease of life?

Products that let borrowers tap into the value of their home got a bad reputation after the crash. If there is a revival, expect them to be significantly different

Little room left for downsizers

Little room left for downsizers

Older people are often encouraged to move to smaller homes, but it is easier said than done in a market dominated by buy-to-let developments

Jill Kerby: Choose blockchain over bitcoin

Jill Kerby: Choose blockchain over bitcoin

The price volatility of crypto-currencies makes them a risk, but investing in companies behind the technology that underpins them is certainly a safer bet

Modest means-tested contribution could keep Home Support afloat

Modest means-tested contribution could keep Home Support afloat

The HSE’s Home Support Service packages allow vulnerable elderly people or people with serious ...