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The Story of one Life Insurance Policy

The wonderful CEO at the LIA Pat O Sullivan always enjoys it when I write about the “magic of the life insurance policy” and how it is the only financial instrument in the world that creates new money exactly when it is needed the most….. on the death or serious illness of the person whose

By | 2017-06-09T10:27:56+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Business|0 Comments

The Atlantic Pond

My Grandmother Josephine Daly lived in a house at the top of Barrington’s Avenue, a little lane that runs between the Atlantic Pond and the Blackrock Road in Cork. Even though we lived in Tivoli which is on the other side of the River Lee we spent a lot of time in her house as

By | 2017-09-26T12:23:37+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Tempus Fugit

I remember somewhat vaguely my 60th and 65th birthdays and they didn’t seem to be very important. Last month however I reached 70 and it seemed different. Someone asked me how “Ted how does it actually feel?” and I had to admit that I was kind of “looking a bit sideways at it”. I am

By | 2017-09-26T12:28:22+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Family Business

My love for the family business model is close to passionate. I love talking about them, working with them and most of all I love working in one of them. When I was younger I had the good experience of being part of a business family. My father was the 4th generation of our family

By | 2018-01-08T12:34:12+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Business|4 Comments

Maybe it’s time to get selfish with our money!

Many people are giving money needlessly each month to the tax man, money that they could and should, be paying to themselves. Over the years if I am talking with young people, who are reluctant to start up a simple little pension plan I say to them” why not pay yourself a little money each

By | 2018-01-08T12:35:50+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

One down one to go!

Some time ago I wrote a little rant against the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s decision to impose a pension levy on the prudent people of Ireland who were saving money into their pension plans to provide income for their retirement. I called it “daylight robbery” see blog post 26th of Feb 2014. Thankfully eventually

By | 2018-01-08T12:39:30+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments