Satisfaction Explained

Satisfaction Explained

I’m hosting another one of my information evenings in McAuley Place on Thursday 22nd August at 7pm. This one is all about those small changes that make a big difference to our physical, mental and financial well-being. If the last two evenings are anything to go by, this will be a very interesting evening.

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Is there a right time, or can you leave it too late, to get your affairs in order?

Is there a right time, or can you leave it too late, to get your affairs in order?

I answered a few questions from readers of the Sunday Independent about wills, property and retirement last weekend. I have plucked the one about the right time to make a will. Here’s the thing, there is never a bad time, only a time when it’s too late. Do something today.

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Retirement is “Me” Time

Retirement is “Me” Time

Continuing with our retirement series, we look at the seven significant considerations when transitioning to retirement. Let me know if I missed any!

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Money on deposit is costing you your retirement

Money on deposit is costing you your retirement

This week we explore the cost of keeping money on deposit, and what impact inflation, taxation and fees will have on your future lifestyle.

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Retirement Series, Part 2; Understanding the Basics

Retirement Series, Part 2; Understanding the Basics

As part of our ongoing ‘Retirement Box Set’, we move on to outlining some of the basic ingredients required before you submit your request to retire.

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7 Things to Consider Before You Retire Part 1: Get your head around it

7 Things to Consider Before You Retire Part 1: Get your head around it

This is the first of my seven-week series on planning for retirement. I’m just asking questions today because asking questions gets us thinking. I’d also encourage you to start a conversation with your nearest and dearest, even if you don’t have all the answers – especially if you don’t have all the answers.

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Seven Things to Consider Before You Retire

Seven Things to Consider Before You Retire

A common misconception is that ‘retirement’ is something that is handled by HR and you don’t have to do anything much yourself. Actually, there is a lot to think about and the better prepared you are going into it the better the outcome will be. This week’s newsletter is the introduction to a series on the seven things you should actively consider if you’re approaching retirement in the next few weeks, months or years.

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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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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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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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