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How you can avoid those hidden holiday costs

Peter McGahan
THE holiday season is on its way, so where are the cost savings? Personally I always like to have a holiday booked, so I have that in the tank to look forward to.

How to use trusts to pass on family wealth

Malachy McLernon
QUESTION: I am approaching my mid sixties and I want to pass some wealth to my adult children but I would like to retain some control over these assets.

Best to prepare for long-term care

Michael Kennedy
ONE of the potential challenges of later life is the possibility that, one day, our health may not be what it is today.

What workplace benefits are taxable?

Janette Burns
QUESTION: I'm keen to introduce a flexible, tax efficient remuneration package for key staff within my company so I am reviewing existing employees’ remuneration packages for tax and NIC efficiency.

Insure yourself against Brexit D-Day

Michael Kennedy
Is anybody weary of listening to political speculation about what form we’ll be in after Brexit? It’s causing enough hot air in Westminster to heat the whole of Lisburn.

Is buy-to-let still attractive?

Paddy Harty
QUESTION : I have built up some spare cash and was thinking of investing it in residential property buy-to-lets.

Is equity release right for me?

Peter McGahan
IN my 30 years in financial planning, I've loathed the word ‘equity’ as a term when relating to property, as I often saw it used as an excuse for people to be sold into debt.

Parents - the ninth biggest lender in UK

Peter McGahan
IF the leader of our council tweeted their policies rather than documenting them, we would demand their sacking, yet a president can tweet his intended threats of war, and we shrug our shoulders.

Jumping market jitters

Peter McGahan
IMMEDIATE gratification, immediate data and nonsense news, immediate response.

It doesn't pay to go it alone

Michael Kennedy
IT’S the new tax year, and the flexibilities that allow us to draw down cash from our pension savings are three years old this week.

Changes to rates for staff pension payments

Feargal McCormack
QUESTION: I auto-enrolled my staff into an auto-enrolment qualifying workplace pension in the middle of last year and recently I received correspondence that contributions are changing.

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