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Self Directed Pension Investment Restrictions

Self Directed Pension Investment RestrictionsA few weeks ago, I wrote about self directed pensions and how they differ from the typical pension that you take out with an insurance company. One of the big differences is the greater freedom of investment choice. You are … Read More

Give the people what the want

Give the people what they wantWorking with young professional couples, most of them are in the early stages of their mortgage. They have this large amount of debt that they would prefer not to have, especially if interest rates go up and/or the economy turns. … Read More

How is my income tax calculated?

How is my income tax calculated?

I asked my wife last night what area of personal finance does she not understand the most. Her answer was; her payslip. She sees the gross amount coming in, all these deductions and then the net amount at the end … Read More

What is a self directed pension?

What is a self directed pension?As people become more knowledgeable about investments they want to have more control over their investment choices. That is why that is one of the reasons why self directed pensions have become so popular in the last few years. A … Read More

Borrowing to buy property in your pension

Borrowing to buy property in your pensionBorrowing to buy property in your pension is back available. Last week ICS Mortgages announced that they are going to start lending again to pension funds to purchase property.

During the Celtic Tiger, purchasing properties through pensions were very popular. … Read More

What are you looking for in a financial advisor?

What are you looking for in a financial advisor?The screen on my iPad cracked and I needed to get it repaired. I wanted somewhere close to where I work in Sandyford and Expertech in Foxrock was recommended. I gave them a call and the guy giving me the … Read More