REITS Real Estate Investment Trusts

You can own shares in companies that invest in Prime properties in Ireland through a REIT. Some REITS are expected to grow by 30% this year.

Ethical or Socially Responsible investing

What this means is they either seek out companies or countries that are having a positive impact on the environment, community or the world and its people or they avoid investments in anything they consider “bad” such as military, arms, tobacco etc

Irish Economy – Guest Blog Post

This week I had the privilege of writing on the bankersumbrella.com This site is run by an ex private banker and has become the most popular private banking blog in the world. Have a look at the site, it doesn’t hold any punches and you will find the language used is often not what you would expect from a private …

Invest in Russia?

Investors need to have a stomach for this though. For example one particular fund lost 70% in 2008. It did however make 130% in 2009, but this is the type of ride people need to be willing to take.

Enhanced Annuities

if you come to retirement and you have a medical history that would result in an expected lower life expectancy you can get an increase from the standard rate of annuity (pension income)

Removal of TRS for mortgages in arrears.

From the 1 January 2014 Revenue are changing how they calculate what tax relief is due on your mortgage. Up to now the relief was provided on the basis of the tax charged by your lender from now on it will provided on the basis of the tax actually paid

Am I too young to start a pension?

A question I am often asked is “what age should I start my pension at?” or “am I too young to start my pension” or “how old should you be to start your pension?”