Co-habiting Couples and Taxation in Ireland

Co-habiting Couples and Taxation in Ireland

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of couples co-habiting has been on the increase. Of the 1.22 million families in Ireland (Census 2016), over 152,000 couples are counted as cohabiting which is an increase of 6% since 2011. The number...
Debt action plan

Debt action plan

If you find yourself living from pay-day to pay-day, missing loan repayments or relying on credit to cover your daily expenses, here’s a handy wee step-by-step action plan, from The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, to help you get on top of your...
Top Tips: Marriage Money Perks

Top Tips: Marriage Money Perks

How to Make the Most of your Financial Perks of being Married! While marrying for money is hardly the sole reason for marital bliss, it can make a lot of financial sense to get wed. You could save thousands in income tax, Save hundreds on inheritance tax, save...
Your pension: How much is enough?

Your pension: How much is enough?

This is a question often asked, either just in our minds or sometimes asked directly to us at Allied Financial. It is a really important question, as there is little incentive to simply keep throwing money into a pension fund, without any real idea of what that fund...
Can I claim tax relief on college fees?

Can I claim tax relief on college fees?

The Zurich Cost of Education Survey 2021* reveals the staggering costs for college students living at home and in rented or student accommodation. When it comes to third level, unsurprisingly accommodation represents a substantial average annual cost. The average...
10 ways to save on school books

10 ways to save on school books

Each school year parents count the cost of sending their children to school. Whether its uniforms, lunches, transport or books… the costs can all add up. The Zurich Cost of Education Survey 2021* highlights the cost of school in Ireland and provides some handy tips...
Preparing for Work in a Post Covid World

Preparing for Work in a Post Covid World

Though nothing is certain when it comes to Covid-19, it seems that the country is slowly starting to move out of lockdown. As part of the ‘return to normalcy’ we’re all craving, offices will begin to reopen their doors to staff in the coming months.  However,...