Here’s the Big Picture and it’s all about YOU

It is all about you Financial planning is a relatively straight forward concept. It is about ensuring that YOU have the income and resources to meet the expense of the lifestyle YOU want to live. Therefore, a financial plan should be devised, implemented, reviewed and adapted based specifically on YOUR lifestyle goals. How to Choose […]

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. […]

Goals – Set yourself free

Working with clients over the years I have found an array of reactions when the subject of goal setting is raised. At one extreme you have clients who it instantly appeals to and who look forward to the organisation associated with goal setting. On the hand you have clients who baulk at any suggestion of […]

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, […]

See the Wood for the Trees

One of the central planks of successful financial planning is the ability to make sound decisions. An essential element to enable this is a thorough understanding of your current financial situation and how it might look in the future. The frequently heard complaint “I can’t see the wood for the trees” suggests that most people […]

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 […]

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 […]

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