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# Savings

Last month
October 2023
Here's what Budget 2024 means for you if you're earning €100,000
Minister for Finance Michael McGrath announced a number of changes to taxes this afternoon.
Here's what Budget 2024 means for your payslip if you're earning €40,000
There will be a drop in the amount of tax you pay.
Opinion: Banks are making a fortune from Irish savers - should you shop around?
Mark Coan of moneysherpa explains how savers can stop banks pocketing their returns.
This year
'The banks can't have it both ways': Varadkar says interest rates on savings should increase
The ECB increased its interest rates by 0.5% today.
Last year
One in four people intend to use some form of borrowing to fund Christmas spending
The average consumer expects to spend €1,200 on Christmas, a 20% increase on last year.
Mortgage customers 'frustrated' over wait times to switch lenders amid interest rate hikes
There has been a significant increase in applications over the last 12 months, brokers have said.
One customer started his application in July and still has not received a loan offer from the lender he wants to switch his mortgage to, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Brokers have said the exit of Ulster Bank and KBC from the market has left other lenders struggling to keep up with rising demand.
All time
Households saved more than €31 billion in 2020, CSO figures show
Savings made during the pandemic have brought the financial net worth of households to an all-time high of €312.8 billion, the CSO said.
Money Diaries: A public sector manager on €96K grateful for remote working and time with family
This week, our reader is grateful for the ability to work from home and spend more quality time with family.
Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought
This week, our reader is busy working from home while renovating a new house with her partner.
Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.
'No need to panic': How will the Ulster Bank wind down affect customers?
The bank will be wound down gradually over the next few years.
Finance Minister 'looking at ways' to keep money saved by people during pandemic in this country
Paschal Donohoe also stressed the vaccine roll-out as ‘biggest driver’ of Ireland’s economy this year and next.
Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers
Industry players say the end of passporting could see Ireland’s save-as-you-earn market ‘wiped out’.
PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate
A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.
Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000
Changes to the Universal Social Charge and entry point levels mean savings of nearly €300.
Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000
Changes to the USC and the entry point level mean savings of at least €328 for these workers next year.
7 fancy foundation dupes you can get in Boots for under €20
Save those pennies.
Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail
Accused James O’Connor is charged with abduction and is also alleged to have stolen over €8,000 of his father’s pension and credit union savings.
QUIZ: Are You A Saver Or A Spender?
There are two kinds of people in the world.
Want to be happier? Try saving more money
Spending helps too (but you’ll need to save first).
Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs
Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.
Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500
Some children are making more than €800.
Is your money going up in smoke? Here’s how you could save on your mortgage
It’s worth taking a look…
QUIZ: Are You A Saver Or A Splurger?
All about the money, money, money…
Open thread: What are your goals for 2016?
We took to the streets of Dublin city to find out if people have good intentions for 2016 – and if they’ve been sticking to them so far.
QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You?
It’s time to take the Financial Bleep Test.
7 tips to get the best deals this Black Friday
Are you prepared?
Do you know how you're going to afford to send your kids to college? You could sacrifice your daily coffee
How do you plan to pay for the education costs for your little ones? It’s time to start planning now, writes Eamon Dwyer.
A look inside Mondo, a bank that's just an app
Would you be willing to use it?
Poll: Are you saving for your pension?
A majority of people don’t understand their pension, according to new research.
GAA to save Mayo €200k a year as they take over MacHale Park redevelopment
The move could save the county board millions.
This startup wants to help you find the cheapest phone deal possible
After working on it as a hobby for a year and a half, the team behind KillBiller made the jump into full-time and have some ambitious plans for 2015.
Some Irish people still have secret bank accounts their partners don't know about
A few people admitted to having a secret bank account.
Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year
… but millions were still spent.
Oil prices tumbled AGAIN today – to the lowest level in six years
Are you seeing the benefit at the petrol stations?
How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?
Around €130 million in the last two years.
The Central Bank wants to limit how much you can save in a credit union
If you have over €50,000 in savings, that is.
Household debts going down, savings up (slightly)
Irish families now owe a combined €94.5 billion… and falling.
Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group
The ‘fear factor’ that that has long gripped consumers is now easing, says IBEC. The business group says the time is right to bring in a raft of tax cuts.
Poll: Would you like to see income tax or the USC cut in the next Budget?
Which cut would be more beneficial for you?