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This family finances blog will inform on things from budgeting tips and tools, savings and everyday money guides, to protection for you and your family.

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Regularly reviewing and updating your protection plan is important to ensure that it remains aligned with changing financial circumstances, goals, and market conditions. In this article we will look at five reason why you should review your protection policies to ensure they are meeting your cover needs.
You are about to go on sale agreed on a house and might be wondering how to best prepare to apply for a mortgage protection application? This Q&A with the Zurich financial advisor Wayne O’Neill will help answer some of your questions.
Protecting your income is probably not the first thing you think about when planning your financial future. But the money you earn through your salary funds everything, from your daily household expenditure, right through to your dreams and passions.
Most of us don’t want to think about what would happen if we became ill and weren’t able to work. But illness or injury can happen to anyone, so doesn’t it make sense to have a protection plan in place in the event of something happening that prevents you from working?
Life insurance vs death in service benefit: What is the difference and how do I know what’s right for me?
Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD and Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD, delivered the Budget for 2024 to the Dáil.

Whether your children are in primarysecondary or third level education, chances are you are counting the costs. If you have children in private school, then you have an additional expense which we will focus on in this article.

Plans to save for the future have increased to 51%, according to Zurich’s annual ‘Cost of Education’ survey which shows families now more likely than last year to start a savings fund.
If you're planning to support your children when they reach college, it might be wise to start saving now because college costs can really add up. 
Buying school books each year can be costly, but there are ways to save money. Read our handy tips to save money on school books for primary and secondary school.