Inflation is defined as a general increase in prices and a decrease in purchasing power. For anyone nearing retirement, the threat of inflation presents a nightmarish scenario; fixed income being … Continue reading If inflation picks up, what is the impact on your retirement plans?
By Frank Conway Before you get carried away with your spending plans, spare a thought for some really important money incentives that will super-boost your net worth. Many employers love to … Continue reading Who cares about free lunches when there is free money for college grads
By: Frank Conway If one thing is certain in pensions, it’s this; risk is never far away. And when it comes to defined schemes, whether Defined Benefit (DB) or Defined … Continue reading Despite the Defined Benefit risks, pensions still make sense
By Frank Conway When Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Social Protection claimed that the State Pension was unsustainable, he wasn’t being a sensationalist, he was being a realist. The State … Continue reading 3-point plan for increasing pension uptake
PGGM, a Dutch pension fund running €186.6 billion has announced that it is to cease investing in outside money managers, including private-equity firms, that don’t fully disclose their fees. The … Continue reading Declaring war on pension fund fees and charges
Picture this. It is the winter of 2045, you are retired and you have had enough of the cold winter days and long dark evenings. You would love to turn … Continue reading Putting the time value of money to work for you
By Frank Conway These are weeks of New Year’s resolutions where plans are made with the best of intentions all over the world. Many plans focus on physical fitness while … Continue reading The parallels between success in running and personal financial planning
Steve Webb, the UK Pensions Minister plans to introduce sweeping pension reform for retired workers that would give them power sell their pensions. An estimated five million pensioners could benefit … Continue reading UK plans for radical cash-for-pension reform
While December is a month of giving, it is also a great time to take account of personal finances and begin planning for the year ahead. In financial planning, … Continue reading The importance of Wills in Estate Planning
I just read through the latest ESRI report The Gender Impact of Tax and Benefit Changes: A Microsimulation Approach. It makes for pretty awful reading. Up and down Ireland, … Continue reading ESRI report tells families what they already know; they are being overtaxed!
Most people may not be familiar with the name or the face but David Kingston has done us all a good service. Mr. Kingston used to run Irish Life and … Continue reading Why this pensions expert has done us all a good service
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