101 ways to save cash: Four factors to be aware of in family finances

Personal Finance Correspondent Emma Kennedy takes a close look at some of the elements that are likely to shape the financial landscape for the year ahead.

9th March, 2014

Two months into 2014 and consumer sentiment is riding high. After the austerity years, consumers seem happy that the troika has left town and a sense of cautious optimism fills the air. However, despite some tentative signs of recovery, the Irish economy still faces major challenges. For example, figures released last week by the Central Bank revealed that almost 137,000 households are still struggling with mortgage debt.

For families, the financial landscape is a mixed bag: some...

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