November 25, 2020

Pensions for Self-Employed

Recent CSO statistics show that less than 50% of self-employed people have private pension plans in place. Many of these plans are underfunded. This means that many of them will not have enough income to enjoy their retirement. This may be why self-employed people often work into their 70’s, long […]
November 20, 2020

Are Pensions the Real Deal?

There is a lot of coverage in the media about pensions but what are the advantages of contributing to a pension plan? Here are 5 good reasons to make pension contributions: Pensions are incredibly tax-efficient  Contributions are tax-deductible Contributions to your pension are tax-deductible at your marginal rate. By way […]
October 10, 2018

Budget 2019 – Life, Pension & Investment Update

Yesterday, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe delivered Budget 2019. Like previous years many of the key elements were leaked well in advance so there were no surprises. From a financial services point of view, there were no significant changes. This post outlines the changes which are relevant to the Life, Pensions […]
September 7, 2018
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When is the best time to start a pension plan?

What is a pension? A pension is a long-term savings plan that helps you save for retirement in a tax efficient manner. We are living longer these days in comparison to previous generations. As a result, most of us can now look forward to 20 or even 30 years of […]