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How to avoid Inheritance Tax (Legally)

How to avoid Inheritance Tax (Legally)

How to avoid Inheritance tax (legally) Inheritance tax is something people forget about until it's too late. In 2018 revenue collected over €466.3 million from inheritance tax payments, but it can come as a shock during a time of bereavement. There are loads of ways...

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How to budget your money?

How to budget your money?

No matter what your financial situation is, knowing where your money is going each month is essential. Having a budget helps you be more in control of your finances and let you save money in the short and long term.  Here is how you can budget your money easily: 1....

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Self-employed? Here is how to reduce tax

Self-employed? Here is how to reduce tax

Are you self-employed and filing your income tax return every year? This article is for you. If you want to save money on your taxes next year, know that there are many ways to do it. Filing your taxes can be a boring activity and something you don't necessarily look...

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How to retire early?

How to retire early?

In Ireland, people generally retire at 66, because it’s the current age at which you qualify for the state pension. However, in the coming years, the retirement age is most likely to increase, and you might have to work until at least age 67.  Retiring early is a...

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Self-employed pensions

Self-employed pensions

Self-employed pensions are designed for individuals who work for themselves. As a self-employed individual, it is essential for you to think about retirement and plan for the future. Because you’re not an employee, you can’t benefit from an occupational pension....

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What happens to my pension when I die?

What happens to my pension when I die?

We often talk about what to do with our pension when we are alive. But, what happens to your pension when you die? It actually depends on two factors: What kind of pension you have, and whether you are already retired or not.  Pre-Retirement: It's the stage where you...

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How much do I need for my pension?

How much do I need for my pension?

How much should I save for my pension? It’s a question we are often asked as financial advisors. When you’re starting a pension, the first thing you calculate is how much money you want once you retire. And this should determine the amount of money you put into your...

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How to pick a pension fund?

How to pick a pension fund?

With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose a pension fund. Before making your decision, a couple of elements need to be taken into account. If you are looking for a personal pension, fortunately, you have many investment options. However, it can...

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Employer pension contributions

Employer pension contributions

Employer Pension Contributions are payments made into an employee’s pension scheme by their employer. As an employee, it is important to know what exactly these contributions are and how they work. In Ireland, employers are required to have pension schemes. However,...

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What is a pension plan?

What is a pension plan?

You probably already know about pensions. But do you know the real meaning of a pension? A pension is the money you live on once you retire, you will use to live on when you retire. The purpose of a pension is to replace the salary/revenue that you earned before...

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