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Whether your looking for budgeting tips and tools, savings options or everyday money guides, our personal finance blog will inform and help you on your finance journey.


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Need some help kick starting your savings habits? One of the most effective ways to start saving is to create a budget. Whether you want to save for an emergency or rainy-day fund, repay debts or track your expenses, our step-by-step guide and tools will help you budget and get on track with your savings goal. 

How one savvy business owner made his dough rise by making all the right moves for a secure post-work life. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Aged in his early forties, this savvy retailer started a pension in his thirties to provide the kind of adventure-filled retirement he wants. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

How fatherhood focused the mind of Eoghan Wherity to the benefits of starting a pension. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Liam Murphy was lucky enough to have been enrolled in a work pension scheme, allowing him the financial freedom to return home, join a small start-up and flourish – leaving him time for family and walkies with Honey, the dog. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

How much can you save with the 12-month savings challenge? Follow our monthly schedule and get saving with our downloadable 12-month savings calendar. 
Are you looking for ideas for financial planning this new year? Do you need to set some financial goals for the year ahead? Help is on hand with 16 financial new year’s resolutions for 2023 to get you financially fit this year. 
Whether it’s a big life event or a rainy day, we have simple tips and tools to help you save.
Budget 2023 saw an increase in the State pension bringing it to €265.30 per week. But could you afford to live off the State pension when you retire? Zurich’s annual pension research reveals the financial concerns people have when thinking about their retirement. 

At 30, this financially savvy marketer and new home owner is happy she’s started her pension early, so that her future is in good hands. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.