Even poor investments are starting to look good

Even poor investments are starting to look good

The Central Bank’s new rules announced yesterday should bring some more confidence to the broker community. While we are waiting for that to happen, there is a fee-only financial planner here to guide you on meeting your investment objectives.

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Enda Kenny’s ‘number’ on retirement was €3 million, what’s yours?

Enda Kenny’s ‘number’ on retirement was €3 million, what’s yours?

Did you hear that on retirement our Taoiseach Enda Kenny will get a pension worth €3 million? If you’re anything like me, you’ll be comparing that figure to your own. This week, I’ll explain why it really doesn’t matter what he or anybody else retires on, even you, unless you know one very important thing.

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The answers to the questions that keep us awake

The answers to the questions that keep us awake

This week I’m looking at insomnia and how to cure it… I’m only half joking. The great retirement questions can keep us awake at night and yet the answers are really quite simple. Read on.

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A little more transparency can enhance relationships

A little more transparency can enhance relationships

Liam, now a retired medic, lived and worked in North Carolina for most of his adult life. He got a call from his financial planner one day. His planner told him it was time to be transparent about his estate. When I spoke to Liam recently, he stated that the meeting proved to enhance already good relationships with some family, and teased out any underlying tension with others. Think about your approach to family today.

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