Treading Water

Treading Water

The reaction to last week’s post was impressive. Remember, don’t sweat the small things. Sweat the big things instead.

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Someone should tell Suze Orman to p**s off

Someone should tell Suze Orman to p**s off

Happy Easter! Budgeting is a hot topic in blogs and the personal finance pages of MSM – but is it a game changer? One so-called expert recently claimed that if you were to save the money you typically spend on fancy coffee, you would amass a tidy sum that many people would be happy to retire on. But she’s full of shi…

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Beneficiaries should understand that equal is not always fair

Beneficiaries should understand that equal is not always fair

How does one divide up one’s estate fairly amongst one’s children or beneficiaries? It’s a question that keeps many people awake at night and can be the main obstacle to writing (or rewriting) a will. Remember, fair is not always equal.

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Seven tips from the experts on writing a will

Seven tips from the experts on writing a will

This blog draws on the panel discussion I hosted a couple of weeks ago at McAuley Place – Managing Your Affairs in Sickness and in Health. My panel included solicitor Sharon Cahir and Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). They had some really useful insights into making a will – both the why and the how. Don’t wait for the family gathering Don’t wait until all your children are together to have the conversation. In solicitor Sharon Cahir’s experience, getting everyone together for a ‘nice…

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