Today’s special is elephant
- January 20, 2018
- Bob Quinn
- Financial Planning
I’m capitalizing on your feelings of dynamism this month. I can tell you were buoyed up by last week’s newsletter and are raring to get stuck into your personal finances so I have a challenge for you. No elephants were harmed in the writing of this newsletter.
No more excuses, it’s time for action on your personal finances
As a business leader, you are in the habit of setting goals. You probably start every year with goals for your personal life as well as your professional one, but do those goals extend to your personal finances? This morning I’m going to suggest a couple of achievable personal finance resolutions that you should adopt immediately.
2017 should be the last year of “niggles”. It’s time to take action.
I’ve ordered In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré for my Christmas holiday reading. Why? I suppose I’m becoming aware of the long-term damage of doing everything in fifth gear. There’s been a lot of talk about burnout this year and I’ve seen it at close hand so, this morning, I’m taking a look out how financial issues can contribute to making us feel overwhelmed and what we can do about it.
Last weekend the newspapers were full of the Paradise Papers. Whether you think it’s morally acceptable for corporations to put their wealth beyond the reaches of governments or not, I have some advice this morning for individuals.
Things to consider before buying property through your SSAP
In the last week, I discussed the costs of motoring with Ciara Kelly on Lunchtime Live and contributed to David McWilliams’ new show on TV3. The single market is not working for the Irish consumer; why not? I have attached links below if you’d like to listen back. But this week I am looking at what you need to consider if you want to buy property through a self administered pension. Enjoy!
Keep it Simple, Stupid.
I spent last Tuesday and Wednesday at a conference in London which was all about investing, the barriers to success, and the distinct lack of trust of the financial services industry. The main take-away for me was down to the lack of transparency which leads to suspicion. This week I outline a few tips on navigating your way through the murky world of financial services.
Have a great weekend.
I don’t know if I have a tracker mortgage
This week I am going to refer to the tracker mortgage scandal, but relax, I’m using it to make point about how our ignorance of the details of our financial affairs can really hamper our ability to get what we want from life.
Two dates for your finances
There are two dates that are on my radar in the next 80 days – and no, they are not my wife’s or mother’s birthdays. As a business owner or senior executive, you should also have them marked in your mental calendar because if you don’t get your act together, you and your family could lose out.
Reduce the possibility of investment losses by making this one change
Have you ever lost money on an investment? How did you react? Today I’m going to talk about the inevitability of losses, how to minimise them and one good thing that can come out of declaring a loss.
Top six questions you need to ask before you invest
Have you ever been on the receiving end of an investment proposal, whether it was at your behest or the banker or broker’s? You’re not alone if you came out of the meeting kicking yourself for not asking all the great questions that were an afterthought.
This morning, I’m giving you an investment checklist; the questions you should get answers to before making a decision about an opportunity.