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.

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 ...

A picture of healthcare: Jill Kerby on health insurance

A picture of healthcare: Jill Kerby on health insurance

If you haven’t got health insurance, you should start shopping around now, because you can’t rely on the government to fix the public health system’s many problems

Plan carefully, or you might just be wasting your money

Plan carefully, or you might just be wasting your money

There are more than 300 different health insurance plans offered in Ireland by the three provider...

Out of commission? Jill Kerby on fees for financial advice

Out of commission? Jill Kerby on fees for financial advice

The Central Bank’s imminent report on conflicts of interest and non-transparent fees should spark a welcome shake-up of the financial advice sector

Buyers should stay cautious and ensure they know who they’re dealing with

Buyers should stay cautious and ensure they know who they’re dealing with

If commission payments go, then it is incumbent on the regulator and the industry to ensure that financial advice is accessible to all investors and buyers of personal financial products

Money & Finance: Show some fee enterprise

Money & Finance: Show some fee enterprise

Inertia on ‘astronomical’ broker charges could be costing you a lot of money

Educate yourself before you start investing

Educate yourself before you start investing

No one in their right mind bets serious money on the horses without studying the form book. Becom...

Jill Kerby: Don’t fall into a marital money pit

Jill Kerby: Don’t fall into a marital money pit

Everyone wants a dream wedding, but sparing no expense can have unwelcome repercussions later on

The hard financial truths of getting hitched

The hard financial truths of getting hitched

Long, drawn-out wedding plans that can require up to two years of military-style preparedness and...

Jill Kerby: Brexit-proof your investments

Jill Kerby: Brexit-proof your investments

Sterling collapse is a concern, but don’t cash out of British assets in a panic: most Irish pension funds are diversified enough to ride out the storm

Time to have that awkward talk about tax with the kids

Time to have that awkward talk about tax with the kids

Paschal Donohoe can’t keep everyone happy on inheritance tax, no matter how delicate a balancing act he manages to execute in his next budget

Forget the cryptos and keep hold of your gold

Forget the cryptos and keep hold of your gold

Gold's price may fluctuate, but as an element it can never be debased, devalued or degraded by central bankers