New Year Resolution: Education funding plan for the kids

When building financial plans for families, we tend to find that educating children ranks highly on the list of priorities. The costs associated with primary and secondary school education will usually be funded from regular monthly household income. While there is a...

Ardbrack Financial article on bitcoin in the media

Check our latest Blog post in the FM Report  “Sharing Experts’ insights with Investors”.   Click Here   Enthusiasm for crypto currencies in general and bitcoin in particular has gone truly global. Mainstream media has been buzzing with reports...

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...

Newsletter Summer 2017

Are equity markets too expensive? And how well diversified are you? Many stock market valuations are certainly not cheap, nor have they been for some time. One popular measure of valuation of the US S&P500 stock-market index is the CAPE ratio. This shows the...

Is Inflation making a comeback, and why does it matter to you?

Since the turn of the year, measures of inflation in Europe and elsewhere have turned higher. Some of this can be explained by the rise in oil prices (circa 50%) over the past 12 months, but are we starting to see a more general move higher in inflation after years of...