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Chasing the Facebook effect

Chasing the Facebook effect

The tech sector is full of froth, but experts still see potential value for tech investors who avoid the limelight

Ask Emma: Should I go for a negative equity mortgage?

Ask Emma: Should I go for a negative equity mortgage?

Question: I’m hoping to trade up from an apartment (bought during the boom when I was single) to a family home suitable for myself, my husband and our children. We have very limited savings. Should I sell my apartment while it is still in negative eq

Insurance with no guarantees

Insurance with no guarantees

One year on, Setanta claimants are still out of pocket. It’s time to question the government’s inaction on the issue.

Commodity prices are tumbling – but can investors make hay?

Commodity prices are tumbling – but can investors make hay?

Commodity prices are dipping, but investors should proceed with caution, say experts

We must link effort and reward in tax policy

We must link effort and reward in tax policy

Especially in an election year, the time has to be taken to get tax policy right.

A little bit of what you fancy

A little bit of what you fancy

To maximise returns in a period of low interest rates, portfolios should hold a little piece of each asset class

Ask Emma: How coeliacs can get money back on food bills

Ask Emma: How coeliacs can get money back on food bills

Emma Kennedy is Money Editor at The Sunday Business Post and is also a qualified financial adviser. Email your financial questions to [email protected]

Making child’s play of money management

Making child’s play of money management

Encourage your child to save their communion cash, not spend it. Open a savings account and help them prepare for the future, writes Emma Kennedy

Noonan mulling more supports for home buyers

Noonan mulling more supports for home buyers

It’s becoming clear that the Dirt relief promised in the last budget will do little to offset the burden of mortgage deposit restrictions for first-time buyers – so what else is on the table?

Debt advice concern as bankruptcies annulled

Debt advice concern as bankruptcies annulled

Health insurance battle escalates as price hikes loom

Health insurance battle escalates as price hikes loom

Too old for debt?

Too old for debt?

While experts advise that large debts should be cleared before retirement, what should pensioners do about smaller borrowings?

Ask Emma: The taxing issue of renting out a room on Airbnb

Ask Emma: The taxing issue of renting out a room on Airbnb

Taxing someone else is our preferred method of tax reform

Taxing someone else is our preferred method of tax reform

We must match our tax system to the needs of the economy

Dirt: a limited incentive   for first-time buyers  relief

Dirt: a limited incentive for first-time buyers relief

Comment: Dirt tax relief for first-time buyers is a drop in the ocean compared to reliefs previously available