Ardbrack Financial – Newsletter December 2017

  As the year draws to a close, I would like to take the time to share some observations on market activity in 2017. It has been a largely uneventful year in terms of financial market shocks. The backdrop can be characterised by modest economic growth in...

Budget 2018: What it means for you

Irish Budget 2018 – Main points The Minister for Finance gave an upbeat assessment of the economic situation with growth forecast at 4.3% in 2017 and 3.5% in 2018. The government forecasts unemployment to average 5.7% in 2018 vs 6.1% currently. However he...

Time to think about your pension before the tax deadline

The deadline for availing of 2016 personal tax relief is fast approaching on October 31st. Now is the ideal time to start or top-up your pension. This applies whether you are self-employed or a PAYE taxpayer. You could potentially reduce your tax bill or even get a...