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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 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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Pensions & Enhanced transfer values

Pensions & Enhanced transfer values

Enhanced Transfer Values are offered to former employees as a one-off opportunity to transfer the value of their pension fund. The value of this transfer is often high. It is therefore important for you to make an informed decision. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming...

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What are avcs pensions?

What are avcs pensions?

Do you find yourself with extra money at the end of the month? If you are a pension scheme member, you can invest more money into your current pension. Indeed, you can achive that by making what is called Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs). AVCs are a simple...

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Employee pension scheme vs. Private scheme

Employee pension scheme vs. Private scheme

Choosing the type of pension you want can be a challenge. With the huge number of options available to you, it's important to know what's best for you. Sometimes our employer sets up pensions for us, but is this always the best solution? Today we are going to talk...

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7 good reasons to start a pension

7 good reasons to start a pension

Today, we are talking about reasons why you should start a pension. Have you ever thought about what your life will be like once you retire? The best way to secure your future is to start investing in a pension now. The sooner you do it, the better.   1. The...

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Pensions and divorce

Pensions and divorce

 After the family home, the pension is often the most valuable asset a divorcing couple can have. Therefore, you need to know what happens to it in the event of separation and divorce. Who decides how the pension is shared?  Since The Family Law Act 1995 and the...

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Pension term insurance

Pension term insurance

What is Pension Term Insurance? Pension Term Insurance is a life insurance policy that covers you up until retirement. If you were to die before you reached retirement your family would receive a lump sum of money. It's a way to take off any financial burdens at that...

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