Don’t confuse suffering through the ‘bad times’ as an automatic entitlement to share in the ‘good times’

Don’t confuse suffering through the ‘bad times’ as an automatic entitlement to share in the ‘good times’

I was asked to answer a reader’s question on investing in property for the Sunday Times Ireland Edition last Sunday. I’m sharing it with you this morning with a post-script based on broadcaster John Bowman’s rather harsh treatment at the hands of the Residential Tenancies Board, which, I think you’ll agree, supports my general argument.

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Why financial advice needs to be tailored to You

Why financial advice needs to be tailored to You

Situations that superficially appear to be similar may be drastically different when they are delved into. Doling out the same advice in these circumstances could lead to devastating result in each case.

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On your marks, get set…

On your marks, get set…

A big welcome to the many new subscribers to my mailing list over Christmas, and thanks to my many loyal readers for sticking around. 2018 may have slipped by in a flash, but don’t let 2019 go by without doing some all important planning for your future.

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As 2018 ends…

As 2018 ends…

2018 is almost over. I hope it has been a good year for you. I send you every best wish for 2019.
Thank you for staying with the Sunday Supplement. I hope you’re finding it interesting, or at least useful! If there is anything you would like me to write about in the coming year, do please let me know – bob@themoneyadvisers.ie

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I want to wish you and yours a very happy and restful Christmas. I’ll be spending it at home in Naas this year.

Christmas is one of those rare occasions when we have down time but are not away on holiday. It’s a good time to really think about your future and check in to see if you’re on track.

I wish you time to take stock this Christmas.

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Seven signs it’s not the time to retire

Seven signs it’s not the time to retire

One from the archives but a timeless classic, even if I do say so myself! Here are seven reasons to stay in the rat race a little longer.

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You only have one chance to make a last impression

You only have one chance to make a last impression

End of life matters can be distressing to discuss, but it’s a conversation we should have sooner rather than later. This week I applaud the measures one lady prescribed in her will. Her pre-planning will have an immense impact on the lives of thousands of Irish people. What a legacy to leave behind. Now it’s time to consider yours.

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Why are you dating the wrong guy?

Why are you dating the wrong guy?

Why do we settle for ‘good enough’? Whatever your needs are, they should be fulfilled by the most suitable people. If we are lucky in love, can the same be said about our finances? It may be unlikely…

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Looking for (tax) relief when it already exists

Looking for (tax) relief when it already exists

There weren’t much in the way of tax cuts in budget 2019, but don’t worry about it because I’m going to tell you about three ways in which you can reduce your tax bill every year. The deadlines for these schemes fall in the last quarter of the year so get ready to take action and save big.

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The key to a happy marriage? Make financial decisions together

The key to a happy marriage? Make financial decisions together

“Oh, this old thing, I’ve had it for years!” In a report from UBS Wealth Management, both men and women admit to lying about money to their significant other. This is certainly not breaking news, but it may lead to strife in a relationship. The solution? Make decisions about your finances together.

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