Is your Money as safe as you think in a bank?

Euro Bills Banking Theme

In Austria from July 2015 bank deposits will no longer enjoy State protection or State guarantees in the event of a bank run and a bank collapse. Up to now €100,000 was guaranteed; 50% by the bank and 50% by the government. The frightening thing is Austria isn’t a peripheral European country, its actually part […]


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Saving for retirement is often put on hold by most people who feel they have lots of time to start planning and saving later. While it is never too soon to start saving for retirement for any age group, those who fall within the age range of 50-60 are more acutely aware of its importance, […]

Avoid the stress of college fees by planning ahead

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For many parents this is an issue which causes great angst. You could easily face a bill of €11,000 to send a child to college each year- if he/she is living away from home according to a recent survey. In general there are 4 ways to meet college expenses; Scholarships Grants Savings Borrowings While most […]

How do you know if Lifestyle Financial Planning is right for you?

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Proper lifestyle financial planning is for you if you want to get the absolute most out of life without the fear of ever running out of money. If you are considering Lifestyle Financial Planning you’ll probably find these may sound like you: You want to understand how much is enough? You want to know how […]

Tips for saving money

Money Saving Tips The need to cut the cost of living expenses is just as important today as it was when the Irish economy first started to nosedive. Most Irish households are running on very little (if any) disposable income, and the challenge of making ends meet from one week to the next is no […]

A Better Work-Life Balance

An Unexpected Way to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance Work-life balance. Everyone talks about it. And everyone struggles to achieve it.   Yet finding a reasonable work-life balance is easier than you think. While it’s true the equilibrium point is constantly shifting, most of the same attitudes, perspectives, and skills apply to both “work” and […]

10 Quotes on Happiness

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Richard Branson is someone who I have followed and admired for years…His autobiography “Losing my Virginity” is probably one of the most enjoyable and entertaining reads ever…Like Richard, I’m a big believer that if you find happiness, then success will follow. Happiness encourages good life decisions, bolsters wonderful relationships, and opens up doors to great […]

3 Simple Things to Accumulate Vast Wealth

This hard to believe that Warren Buffet earned 99% of his vast wealth since he turned 50!! Here’s what Warren Buffett said when Tony Robbins asked him how he got so rich Tony Robbins and Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesTony Robbins and Warren Buffett.   Everyone has to start somewhere, even the wealthiest, most successful people. Billionaire […]

Start the day like a winner

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Top performers all have developed rituals or routines which they use to great effect which enables them to perform at a higher level.One of these positive habits which YOU could incorporate into your own daily rountine could be a Morning Declaration/Affirmation. Modern science now states in order to develop a new habit until it becomes automatic takes […]

“I’m still young, I’ll worry about it later”

Do you have a Financial Plan for your retirement years? That’s a question we all need to ask ourselves, whether we’re in our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s or nearing retirement age. Essentially we have two choices; do nothing and live on the state pension or act now and start planning for your retirement. Option 1 DO […]