Take responsibility for your finances

Financial education is not a feature in the Irish school system, but if it were, there would be a few key lessons that everyone should learn, writes Emma Kennedy.

1st June, 2013
Debt will limit your financial choices, so reducing outstanding debts should be a major part of any long-term financial plan. Photo: thinkstock

Every consumer advocate or consumer reporter has most likely heavily overused the phrase "shop around". But don't close your ears to the message. It might sound like a complete cliché, but it has merit. And, most importantly, it can really affect your bottom line.

Shopping around sounds like an easy answer to any sort of plea for financial advice. What it really means is use all the information at your disposal - be that...

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