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Plans of action

Plans of action

When it comes to pension planning and auto-enrolment schemes, Ireland must act now, according to the head of Britain's retirement savings body

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

The worst people to ask about tax are taxpayers

Why don't the Irish do pensions?

Why don't the Irish do pensions?

The pros and cons of auto-enrolment as a solution to the low level of private sector pension coverage

The dos and don’ts for new home  loan borrowers

The dos and don’ts for new home loan borrowers

Taking out a mortgage can be an exciting yet mystifying time. Solicitor Julie Sadlier offers some practical tips

Don't focus on the financial freebies, students urged

Don't focus on the financial freebies, students urged

Emma Kennedy looks at what banks are offering, as consumer body urges those going to college to study fees and charges

Can’t afford to retire? Time to get financially fit

Can’t afford to retire? Time to get financially fit

The ERSI has suggested working until you hit 70

Targeting small guy for tax hikes

Targeting small guy for tax hikes

Two new reports on taxation recommend ‘smoothing’, i.e. raising, of corporation and property tax

20 ways to  cut your tax bill

20 ways to cut your tax bill

Taxpayers lose out on myriad credits and reliefs every year, yet the Revenue application process is straightforward and user-friendly. The following is a breakdown of what’s on offer

Slash your car premium - in just five hours

Slash your car premium - in just five hours

In an extract from their new book, This Book Is Worth €25,000, Karl Deeter and Charlie Weston give the lowdown on how you can reduce rising motor premiums

Plenty of room to save on your home cover

Plenty of room to save on your home cover

Karl Deeter and Charlie Weston reveal the steps you can take to reduce the cost of insuring your home

How to secure the pay rise you deserve: Because you’re worth it

How to secure the pay rise you deserve: Because you’re worth it

With employers bracing themselves for a wave of salary increases across the country, now may be the time to have that quiet word with your boss

Looking past the pay cheque

Looking past the pay cheque

Organisational psychologist and career adviser John Deely offers some alternative methods of building career momentum

The pay rise masterclass

The pay rise masterclass

Career coach Jane Downes has steered hundreds of clients towards the C-suite. Here, she shares her tips for securing a pay rise

Pension paralysis

Pension paralysis

After years of inaction, there are now signs that the government is finally doing something about the brewing pensions crisis

Pensions: savings on steroids, but with pitfalls

Pensions: savings on steroids, but with pitfalls

With tax relief on the money put in, tax-free fund growth and a tax-free lump sum on retirement, pensions are the best value for money financial product ever