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Some easy mistakes to avoid with investments

Peter McGahan
WHEN asking a friend, who was in charge of leading Olympic high-performance athletes, what one piece of advice he could give that we can all learn from, his answer was beautifully simple.

Travel expenses and tax relief

Janette Burns
QUESTION : I work for a engineering company and travel to work each day by car to the head office which is 20 miles from my family home.

Inheritance Tax abolished?

Peter McGahan
Tax changes and budgets are often used as a bogeyman to nudge people along with their financial planning.

Don't 'go it alone' with pensions advice

Michael Kennedy
IT'S a constant problem with pensions savers that they are often unaware of all the flexibilities and options now available to them, when approaching retirement.

The great inflation robbery

Peter McGahan
I DISTINCTLY remember the price on the bottom right of a bag of Tayto when I was six years old, which said 2p.

Summer jobs need not be taxing

Janette Burns
QUESTION: I’m home from university for the summer and I’ve started working full time in a local café to help pay off some of my student debt.

The state pension age is on the rise

Gareth McKeown
AS we have known for the past seven years, the age at which we can take our state pension is being gradually increased to reflect the fact that we are living longer.

Counter intuitive investing at retirement

Peter McGahan
AFTER last week’s column on the level of income you can take from your pension in retirement without eroding your capital, I’ll add some tips on how we might maintain your financial security by shoring up your pension values.

Tax free childcare – what is it?

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: As a self-employed builder with a young family, I am interested to learn more about tax benefits of childcare costs.

Let's do it for the kids - and help get them on the property ladder

Michael Kennedy
HAVE you thought about planning ahead to help your son or daughter on to the property ladder, in a few years’ time? Why am I thinking of this today? A colleague here has just returned from a holiday in Rome with two overwhelming impressions of Italian life.

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