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Korea, China and stock markets

Peter McGahan
Following last week’s review on the impact of Korea on markets, I had a number of calls asking for further information regarding the instability it would cause.

Don’t get burnt by summer taxes

Janette Burns
QUESTION : My daughter is home for the summer from university and has been working full-time in a small local business to help pay for the costs of university life.

It pays to heed financial advice

Michael Kennedy
Isn’t it nice to know you’re appreciated? It’s even nicer when it’s possible to put an exact value on the service you offer.

North Korea and your pensions

Peter McGahan
The old saying of ‘he who accuses too many accuses himself’ may well be true of Mr Trump, a man seemingly keen on starting a fight, or building a wall with anyone who dislikes his tweets.

Accessing your pension before the age of 65 is the 'new norm'

Michael Kennedy
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is the regulator for the financial services industry, has issued a warning to pension savers about the dangers of making major financial decisions without consulting a financial adviser.

'Shrinkflation' hits at the world of retirement planning

Michael Kennedy
Have you heard of ‘shrinkflation’? It's this month's buzzword, and describes how some products we buy in the supermarket are being reduced in size or weight, but continue to be sold at the same price.

How much are you worth?

Michael Kennedy
Here’s the question of the week: how much are you worth? This has nothing to do with how much you have in the bank, or the value of your estate.

Mind the gap

Peter McGahan
A subject which doesn’t often make the dinner party conversations is that of a will, life insurance or critical illness cover.

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