10 Tips for Holidaying on a Budget

The summer is nearing its close and the kids are heading back to school. If you were lucky, you got to take a relaxing holiday. Unfortunately, financial constraints meant many of us had to stay at home and dream of exotic lands instead of actually being there. This doesn't necessarily have to be the case, as a little planning can make even the most limited budget go a long way. Here are my top tips for holidaying on a budget. 1. Get the cheapest flight possible Research from Which.com shows flying on a Tuesday is 35 per cent cheaper than... Read Full Article »

Money Saving Kitchen Tips

How can you eat well without spending a load of money or chaining yourself to the stove? Well, it’s a challenge but maybe you can also switch your thinking and see it as an intriguing and satisfying project. The ultimate irony of convenience foods is that they are not only often quite expensive and nutritionally suspect, but that they are only convenient in that they free up time…for what? To look at some cooking and baking shows, perhaps? However, if your signature dishes are elaborate and time-consuming to make, it may be a good idea to... Read Full Article »

Never Too Young to Save for Retirement

Conversations regarding pensions, retirement and savings are all well known sleeping aids for people in their 20's. However unglamorous they may be, they are still subjects young people must address if they want to be secure in their retirement. Read Full Article »

Enjoy the Summer Without Spending a Fortune

There is something in the somnolent air of summer that conjures up childhood with a sharp pang of nostalgia. Hopefully, for most of us, that does bring back happy memories. We tend to forget the tears, the stings and the melted ice cream and remember laughter, sun and the vividness of it all – the blue sparkling sea, the green of the field where we built our "camps," the roughness of the trees that we attempted to climb. In order to have a good time, this summer as a family, it is a good start to ditch the competitiveness. You do what you do... Read Full Article »

Top 5 Money Saving Tips

With the long running Irish recession and budget cuts now a part of everyday life, people are constantly looking at their income to see how much further it can stretch. However, did you know that by following a few well thought out money saving tips, you could give yourself the equivalent of a pay rise of over a thousand Euros a year? Here we look at some easy to implement but highly effective strategies. Read Full Article »

How To Save Money On Your Energy Bills

The amount you pay for your home energy makes up a significant percentage of your household budget. With energy costs continuing to rise, many people are looking for ways to save on their bills. There are a whole host of things you can do to reduce the amount of energy you use in your home. Even small, simple steps can make a big difference to your overall consumption, so it's worth you and your family trying hard to get into good habits. Read Full Article »