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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 | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems, Succession Planning|4 Comments

How to get people to take ownership of their pension planning?

Josephine and I met with a husband and wife last week, we were reviewing their existing pension planning. They run a successful family business through a limited company. As they are fast approaching retirement age we were discussing the income that their funds might generate for them in retirement. Also and very importantly they wanted

By | August 11th, 2015|Categories: Family Business, Retirement Planning, Succession Planning|0 Comments

John Francis Maguire

I would love to be able to go back in time and meet John Francis Maguire as he was probably a fascinating man. He was born 200 years ago in 1815 and was my mother Frances Dwyer’s great grandfather. During the week I was walking through Academy Street in Cork where one of our national

By | February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Family Business, Succession Planning|5 Comments

Ted my boy you are as loose as a goose!

Last week on holiday in Kerry I had arranged to play in a four ball at Waterville Golf Club one of the most wonderful golf courses in Ireland overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay.  Driving over the road to Waterville I was thinking of the man who put Waterville on the map for so many visiting golfers. Waterville

By | September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Family Business, Golf Story, Racing stories, Succession Planning|0 Comments

Annuity or ARF

It was interesting to read recently that the UK Government has made a decision to allow people to have a choice of  1. Buying an annuity at their selected retirement age                                         Or  2. Investing their retirement fund and managing it themselves to provide income in their retirement. It is a major change in legislation