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Making sure the kids are alright

In The Sunday Times (16/08/2015) Mark Channing explores the costs of raising children. From childcare, school and college fees right through to assisting with a house deposit for adult children. Our own Barry Mooney provides practical advice on the steps that should be taken to plan for these costs and the importance of considering the […]

The Sunday Times – Savers need to get the balance right

In The Sunday Times (05/07/2015) Mark Channing examines some of the alternatives to Deposit Accounts in the current low interest rate environment. Our own Barry Mooney provides an insight into his personal investments, highlighting the importance of being clear on the purpose of each investment when considering if and where to invest. More details below […]

The Business Eye features Bellwether Financial Planning

Listen to Barry on The Business Eye Barry talks with Paraic Marren of The Business Eye about Financial Planning and in particular about how Bellwether 360° provides a uniquely holistic financial planning approach. By using state of the art financial planning tools coupled with expert knowledge in pensions, investments and savings, protection, estate planning and […]

Are you a victim of Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson’s Law states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” a law which I can succumb to when completing the, supposedly, simplest of DIY jobs. This law also extends into financial planning and is known as Parkinson’s Second Law. This states that expenditure rises to meet income. I have […]

Is your Personal and Family Protection Fit for Purpose?

While most people have some protection benefits in place it is probably true to say that they have approached protection, in the main, in a piece meal manner. This means that their protection arrangements are most likely not fit for purpose. For example can you honestly say that you are: Correctly insured – i.e. not […]

Financial Planning – The Life Changing Benefits

While many view financial planning as a process it is worth examining its’ wider and deeper benefits and how they can positively impact on your life. Imagine being in a position where instead of using energy worrying and speculating about your future finances you have the reassurance of knowing that you have a long term, […]

Financial Planning – The Life Changing Benefits

“Why should I bother putting a financial plan in place. Sure, with so much going on life is busy enough. And, to be honest, I wouldn’t know where to start. With HSE pensions, investments, property, private pensions not to mention day to day living expenses it’s just too complicated and would take too much time. […]