What is Pension Auto-Enrolment? Auto-enrolment is a fresh approach to help people save more for their golden years. Think of it as a savings jar where you, your employer, and even the government drop in some money. What Does Auto-Enrolment Mean for Me as an Employee? ● What is it? A retirement savings plan. ● […]
The Irish government is getting ready to introduce a new retirement savings scheme, called “auto-enrolment”, by the end of 2023. The first payments are expected to be made in 2024. This plan has been under preparation for almost twenty years and is finally approaching its completion. The primary goal of this program, according to Heather […]
Losing your job can be a difficult and stressful experience, especially in the tech industry where job security can be uncertain. However, there are steps you can take to protect your financial future and make the most of your pension in the event of a redundancy. First and foremost, it’s important to understand the options […]
Around the world, the lingering effects of the coronavirus have led to increased financial stress among consumers, particularly among those who have lost loved ones, jobs and businesses. According to McKinsey, the average life satisfaction in Europe, which consistently leads the world in well being, fell in April to its lowest level since 1980. Some […]
We like to think we are becoming a more equal society, but women continue to face a particular set of challenges, compared to men, when it comes to managing their income and planning for the future. Generally speaking, women face different challenges through their financial life journey, compared to men, including: The Gender Pay Gap […]
The following is a comprehensive list that includes some starting points, as well as some more complex strategies for those who want to make 2021 the start of a long-term commitment to financial success. 20 Ways to Jump Start your Financial Future 1. Improve your financial literacy. Don’t know much about managing your money? The […]
Budget 2023 Update from MBC Financial The 2023 Budget details were announced in the Dail by the Minister for Finance on 27th September 2022. We look at the main changes potentially impacting on clients. The key points from the Budget 2023 speech:: The standard rate income tax band for a single person for 2023 will […]
You may have heard of the New Workplace Pension Scheme for Ireland. Details are here: Details are here.
Meeting With Your CFP Professional for the First Time? Here’s what to expect
Congratulations! You’ve decided to take control of your financial life. You’ve researched your options, asked a lot of questions, and found the right CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional to help you plan for your financial future. As you prepare for your first meeting as a client, it’s likely you have even more questions, and if so, you’re not alone. Many clients of financial planners aren’t sure what to expect, how much to divulge, or even what documents to bring to their first official meeting.
Financial Planning for your kids college education is an investment in the future. Whether you have kids now or plan to have them in the future, it is never too early to start saving for their education. Even though education in Ireland is free, there are many additional costs going to college from college admin fees to the cost of education if your kids have to travel to attend the course that they dream of. A recent article from the Irish Independent estimated the cost in 2021/2022 if your child moves away for college is €14,000. Financial planning for your kids’ education is a big responsibility, and we want to make it easy for you.