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New borrowers chase rule exemptions

New borrowers chase rule exemptions

Others offered a mortgage before the Central Bank’s new regime are desperate to find somewhere to buy before the offer runs out

Ask Emma: Financing the college years

Ask Emma: Financing the college years

Question: My son is sitting his Leaving Cert exams. He’s hoping to start college in September. I’ve been saving for his college expenses for the last few years, but I’m wondering if there are any tax reliefs or supports available to lessen the load?

Tax Take: Any chance of a raise?

Tax Take: Any chance of a raise?

Everyone deserves a fair wage, and tax cuts are the fairest way to boost income

Ask  Emma

Ask Emma

Can I avail of renovation tax incentives for my home?

The Tax Take

The Tax Take

Don’t expect any tax-related amendments to the Constitution – it suits the government just fine the way it is.

Decide on your attitude to risk

Decide on your attitude to risk

The most important question when considering investment is your tolerance for risk. So do you enjoy rollercoaster rides or Sunday afternoon drives.

Mortgage switching survey

Mortgage switching survey

90% of homeowners consider switching mortgage provider

When ‘I do’ becomes ‘I don’t’

When ‘I do’ becomes ‘I don’t’

As property struggles to regain its post-crash value, divorcing couples must consider more than the family home when splitting their finances.

The Tax Take

The Tax Take

The relaunched Seed Capital Scheme, Sure, appears to be little more than a PR exercise by the government

Ask  Emma

Ask Emma

I’ve booked a package holiday. Should I take their insurance?

Government slow to address childcare

Government slow to address childcare

Parents are burdened by a lack of state investment in childcare – but pressure is building for a change in this year’s budget

Lower rate incentive for health plans

Lower rate incentive for health plans

Comment Insurers are tackling the flight of young people from health cover

Dads need ‘maternity leave’ too

Dads need ‘maternity leave’ too

New bank investors will seek assurance

New bank investors will seek assurance

Market Talk: Ryanair, Eircom

Market Talk: Ryanair, Eircom