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10 reasons pensions make sense

Should I start or restart a pension? 10 reasons pensions make sense Recent research commissioned by Aviva has revealed a stark disconnect amongst adults in Ireland when it comes to pension planning. The research, based on a representative sample of 2,000 adults, found that only 34% of them had a private pension. Furthermore, two-in-five of

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The Early Bird

The importance of an early start in retirement planning It doesn’t cost as much as you think There are choices you make in life that will have a huge impact on your future. Starting a pension for your retirement (yes it’s a long way away) is one of those choices because the earlier you start

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Pension Review, does this sound like you?

This week a client contacted us for review of his pension . He is aged 33 of age and currently paying 300pm into a pension with a likely retirement age of 68yrs.  My first task was to research his case whereby I found the following issues, firstly his pension was not being reviewed on a

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A host of links to all things pension

This week we would like to offer you a whole host of helpful links to articles about pensions that have appeared in national press in previous weeks. We would love you to get in touch if you would like more information and if we can help in anyway at all. Are you thinking of  getting

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Zurich Study reveals lack of pension knowledge

 Zurich Life carried out a pension survey last year in order to demonstrate just how informed people were on pensions and to see what effect lack of information was having on people’s decision to start a pension and plan for their retirement. The full article and stats can be found HERE and below are some

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Is it ever too late to start a pension?

In the Irish Times this month there is an in depth article outlining why it is never too late to start planning your pension.  Depending on your age there are many different option and sometimes your age might determine that it is not on your mind, however it is always good to have the information

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Get the most from your money with a financial plan

Get the most from your money with a financial plan.

If you haven’t given any thought to planning out your financial future then you should do it now. A plan can help you get the most from your money and help you achieve your goals in life. If you don’t draw up a plan, you’re more likely to end up in a financial mess. Drawing up a plan sounds tough, but it’s easier than you might expect

Here are five financial perils that could inflict serious damage if you don’t have a plan.

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How to buy an Annuity

Research reveals how little time many of us put into choosing an annuity so this week we look at how to get the most from your retirement pot. This is one of the biggest decisions any of us will make. You only get one crack at it, but it’s a decision that can influence the next 20-30 years of your life. So it’s distressing to see some people spend less time than most of us put towards working out our next holiday or what car to buy.

What is an annuity?

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An annuity is a contract with a life insurance company that will pay you a guaranteed, regular pension income for life in return for a capital sum. The capital sum comes from your retirement fund. You will pay income tax and Universal Social Charge (USC) on the income that you receive. The amount of regular pension income

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