The cost of living just keeps on rising. Most of us have less disposable income now than we've enjoyed in previous years and entertainment is usually the first area of our lives to be hit by cutbacks.
Has the cost of fun in Ireland decreased in recent years as people struggle to...Continue Reading »
Following on from her recent blog post about eating well on a tight budget, Noreen writes about the worrying trend that's seeing more and more Irish people eating on the go.
There is just so much angst surrounding food and diet in the Western world – or actually in all parts of...Continue Reading »
Just like so much of Europe, Ireland's taste buds have woken up over recent years. Spice was once reserved for the Christmas cake, with the exception of a few cloves to put in your hot whiskey to cure your cold, (it made you feel better, anyway) or to stick in an apple pie. Even...Continue Reading »
Everybody thinks they are too savvy to be caught out by cybercrime, but online criminals are getting smarter and their scams are becoming more convincing. Online fraudsters are using email, web sites, chat rooms, message boards and many other outlets to catch unsuspecting people...Continue Reading »
Are your savings and pension funds not stretching far enough? Or are you struggling to find ways to fill your days now that you have retired? If the answer is yes to either one of these questions, we may have the answer for you.
Being retired generally means you've some extra...Continue Reading »
Goodness knows where Irish people got such a name for hospitality and cheer. No doubt we surely have our own share of miserable anti-social misanthropes as well. But, there must be something about the old stereotype that rings true.
It is really only since I have seen the...Continue Reading »
Ever feel like there are just not enough hours in the day to complete all the tasks your job and personal life throw at you? Trying to juggle the daily demands of a career and a social life can be a constant struggle and one which many people are just not able for.
When trying...Continue Reading »
Not having to get out of your pyjamas while doing work, setting your own schedule and being your own boss are just a few of the reasons freelancing looks amazing at first glance. However there are several aspects of the freelancing business which can leave you with a sour tasted...Continue Reading »
Like much in life, it is all about attitude – your attitude to saving money that is. There are the different words you can use for a start – horrible words, like: cheese-paring and penny pinching, or, worse of all, mean. Unpleasant; but, contrary to this mean spirited approach...Continue Reading »
Ulster Bank was one of the last remaining banks to offer no-strings free banking, but now that's about to end which means, in Ireland, it's more difficult than ever to avoid having to pay your bank to look after your money. In fact, all six major banks offering current accounts...Continue Reading »