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10 steps for getting and closing a mortgage

10 steps for getting and closing a mortgage

It’s your biggest asset, your biggest purchase, and the biggest debt you will take on in your life: here’s how to do it right

We need to talk about dividends

We need to talk about dividends

How much to expect after tax is just one issue. The canny investor should be more concerned about the sustainability and growth of their dividends

The expert guide to playing the markets

The expert guide to playing the markets

Success in the market is all about what, and who, you know

Ten rules for trading in a volatile market

Ten rules for trading in a volatile market

It’s a rollercoaster ride on the markets these days, but it is possible for investors to survive, and even thrive. Just follow these practical guidelines – and enjoy the rush

Here’s what you need to know to be a better investor

Here’s what you need to know to be a better investor

Patience, good research and sound advice are all factors in success

Tax Take: A time to delve... and a time to shelve

Tax Take: A time to delve... and a time to shelve

The government’s latest report on PRSI is likely to be quietly buried by Regina Doherty – and in this case, it’s probably best for all concerned

When it comes to cashback, it pays to keep your medical receipts

When it comes to cashback, it pays to keep your medical receipts

It only takes a few minutes to claim what you’re owed from private health insurers and the taxman

In a market crisis, opportunity knocks

In a market crisis, opportunity knocks

Big stock market downturns blow off the froth, teach us all lessons, and throw up opportunities

Guinness tempts some thirsty hedge funds

Guinness tempts some thirsty hedge funds

Sterling’s recovery and a weak dollar have cut into Diageo’s share gains, but the company is making its balance sheet more efficient, writes Andrea Felsted

Brian Keegan: Is Ireland a tax haven within  a tax haven?

Brian Keegan: Is Ireland a tax haven within a tax haven?

Our corporation tax system is aligned with all of the important EU and international norms, except for the rate

A switch in time saves thousands

A switch in time saves thousands

Getting the best deals on household bills, banking and other services is easier than you think

How to keep your business in Revenue’s good books

How to keep your business in Revenue’s good books

Don’t just stay on the right side of the rules – be seen to be doing so

Ten ways to cut that bill

Ten ways to cut that bill

Everyone can reduce their tax bills by utilising allowances and tax credits. Here are my tips

Central Bank warns that mortgage cashback deals carry risks

Central Bank warns that mortgage cashback deals carry risks

The admission came after a member of the Central Bank’s board warned that such cashback incentives were “a way of getting around” Central Bank rules

After all is said and done, tax happens

After all is said and done, tax happens

Government is refusing, as a stated tax-raising measure, to index tax bands and allowances as the economy recovers. Therefore, as incomes recover, we pay proportionately more tax on them