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Debt tips for students

written by Joel
26.01.11 0 Recommends 5 Comments

A proposed loans scheme could leave university students with debts of up to €25,000 if it goes ahead, after a recent report said it is "essential" that students make contributions to the cost of third level education.

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Six ways to get financially fit for 2010

written by Rachel_McDonald

This is going to be the year - the year we finally get on top of our personal finances. Yes, come January we'll all be making similar promises to ourselves but there is a way - and it's not even too painful. There will be no forced selling of unwanted Christmas pressies on eBay (though that's not a bad idea), there will be no flogging the second car or the apartment in Turkey.

Posted in Smart living
Article 22.12.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Insurance trouble ahead for householders affected by floods

written by Naomi_Richardson

Insurance is a hot topic this week as the November storms wreak havoc around the country. Thousands of homes have been affected by the flood waters and hopefully all of them will have had insurance cover or it will be a very miserable Christmas indeed. But according to a report in the Irish Times at the weekend householders may find it difficult to get cover for "predictable events" like regular flooding.

Posted in Insurance
Article 26.11.09 1 Recommends 1 Comments

Weddings on a budget - how to blag a designer wedding dress

written by Jennifer_Duggan

It may only be worn once but a wedding dress is likely to be the most expensive item of clothing a woman will ever buy.

Posted in Finance
Article 21.09.09 0 Recommends 1 Comments

Weddings on a budget - how to blag a venue bargain

written by Jennifer_Duggan

During the Celtic Tiger weddings were all about bling, now they are all about budget. Extravagance and luxury don't go well with the pay cuts and job insecurity that come with a recession.

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Article 07.09.09 1 Recommends 0 Comments

Save face with our budget beauty buys

written by Siobhan_Norton

Ok, ok, so we've cut out the posh supermarkets, the fancy cocktails and the gym memberships (much to our relief)

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Article 22.07.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

How to manage on a limited income - part two

written by Rachel_McDonald

Surviving on social welfare was not a burning issue for most Irish people over the last 10 years - until now that is.....

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Article 20.07.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

That's a relief

written by Charlie_Weston

Two budgets inside six months have meant that those lucky enough to be still in a job are now getting trounced by the taxman. For those paying tax at the higher rate, almost half of their income is now going to the Government.

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Article 21.05.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Budget blues - mortgages and benefit

written by Charlie_Weston

Mortgage interest relief was scrapped in the bruising Budget for those people who have had a home loan for more than seven years. Household budgets will be hit hard by the loss of this relief.

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Article 17.04.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Budget blues - part one

written by Charlie_Weston

As budgets go, it was a stinker. Families were left reeling from a triple whammy of a doubling of the income levy, a doubling of the health levy and the loss of mortgage interest relief for established homeowners.

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Article 17.04.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments
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