The Self Assessment Tax Deadline for Pension Contributions is looming!

The Self Assessment Tax Deadline for Pension Contributions is looming!
Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert
Retirement Planning Adviser, Denis Murphy, Premier Financial Services, discusses the characteristics of The Self Assessment Tax Deadline for pensions.

Tax Deadline -       31st October 2017  Or

                                    14th November 2017 (for those Filing Online)

Although, like all dates, it comes around each and every year, this one can throw up more than its fair share of complications on an annual basis.
What is the purpose of the deadline date.
Tuesday 14th November is the final date for making a pension contribution, and opting to backdate it for income tax relief purposes to 2016. (The date is 31st...

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Protecting Your Family

Protecting Your Family

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert
Qualified Financial Adviser, Philip Sicat, Premier Financial Services, discusses ways to Protect Your family through Life Insurance Protection Plans

 

UNDERSTANDING LIFE INSURANCE
WHAT DO I NEED?
To help you get to grips with the different types of life insurance, we’ve split them
into three types.

  1. LIFE INSURANCE
    - PROTECTS YOUR FAMILY

• This pays your family a lump sum if you die within a certain period of time.
• The lump sum aims to provide you with a replacement income for your family
if you die before your cover ends.
• It does not cover you for your whole life and this is why it’s cheaper than
whole-of-life insurance.

2. SPECIFIED ILLNESS
- GIVES YOUR FAMILY A LUMP SUM IF YOU SUFFER
FROM A SPECIFIED ILLNESS

This type of cover pays you a lump sum if you suffer one of the specified illnesses
covered on your plan. This lump sum aims to help you...

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Will I be able to pay my bills if I am off work due to illness?

Will be able to pay my bills if I am off work due to illness?

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert

Qualified Financial Adviser , Philip Sicat, Premier Financial Services, discusses Permanent Health Insurance

 

This concern for many people can be dealt with by Income Insurance.

Income insurance provides the plan holder with a regular income, which is paid out if they cannot work due to illness or injury. It is meant to replace some of their earned income if they can no longer earn an income themselves – helping to make sure that they could still enjoy a comfortable standard of living. A customer can take out income insurance if they are in full-time work or are self-employed and earn an income.

Some terms you would need to consider when applying for Income Insurance

Guaranteed Option:

Customers can choose our guaranteed option, where the rates are fully guaranteed to remain the same for the term of the plan.

 

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What's the difference between Savings, Investments & Pensions

The difference between Savings, Investments & Pensions

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert

Qualified Financial Adviser , Eoin Liston, Premier Financial Services, discusses the

difference between savings, investments and pensions.

 

The terms savings, investments & pensions are often used in the same sentence without an understanding of the differences.

Savings are low risk funds that must be liquid (available) when you need them. The purpose of saving money is so you can have it for a specific purpose within a short time frame.

 

Investments, on the other hand, are for wealth building, and will not be needed for many years. Yes, investments do involve greater risk, but, investments also yield much greater returns when left alone long enough to ride out the turbulence of the stock market.

 

A Pension plan is a long-term savings plan, where regular amounts and/or once-off lump sums are built up into a fund...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? - Defined Benefit Pensions

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert

Retirement Planning Adviser, Denis Murphy, Premier Financial Services, discusses the options for employees leaving Defined Benefit Schemes.

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The Shape of life Cover

The Shape of life Cover

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert

Qualified Financial Adviser, Eoin Liston, Premier Financial Services, discusses the characteristics

of different types of life cover.

How Much Life Cover Do I Need?

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You’ll certainly need to consider enough cover to:

• pay off your mortgage;

• pay off other loans and bills; and

• cover the income your family will need to live on.

Mortgage Protection

This is a very common form of life assurance policy, as it’s a requirement for anyone obtaining a mortgage to buy a home for themselves. A simple Mortgage Protection policy will pay off the balance of your mortgage in the event of your death, or in the event of the first death where a couple take out a joint policy. Cover reduces as time passes, as you’re paying off the principal of your mortgage.

· This is the usually the cheapest form of Life Cover.

· Suitable for protection...

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Practice What You Preach - Investment Behaviour

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert

Retirement Planning Adviser, Philip Sicat, Premier Financial Services, discusses Investor Behaviour.

Emotions can wreak havoc on an investor’s ability to build long-term wealth. This phenomenon is well illustrated each year when the research company Dalbar Inc. releases its study of investor behavior. .Dalbar found that over the most recent 20-year period, from 1991-2010, the average stock fund returned 9.9% annually, while the average stock fund investor earned only 3.8%.

Great investors throughout history have understood that building long-term wealth requires the ability to control one’s emotions and avoid self-destructive investor behavior.

Why does this happen? Here are some possible explanations.

Regret Theory

Fear of regret, or simply regret theory deals with the emotional reaction people experience after realizing they've made an error in judgment. Faced with the prospect...

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What are Personal Pension Plans and PRSAs ?

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert Retirement Planning Adviser, Denis Murphy, Premier Financial Services, discusses the characteristics of both Personal Pensions and PRSA’s.

Personal Pension Plans
A Personal Pension Plan is a private pension policy that is managed for you by a life assurance company or investment firm. Anyone who is self-employed or who earns an income, but who can’t join an Employer Plan, can start a personal pension plan. Or if you are a member of an Employer Pension but also earn money somewhere else, you may be able to contribute to a personal pension plan.

You have to set up this type of plan yourself, arrange to pay your own contributions and claim tax relief yourself each year.

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)
A Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA) is a type of personal pension policy that is more flexible than the traditional personal pension plan. Anyone up to the age of 75...

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How would my business survive the Death of my Business Partner?

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert Qualified Financial Adviser, Philp Sicat, Premier Financial Services, discusses why protecting your business against the death of a business partner is so important.

How would your business survive if:

  1. One of your key employees or shareholders became seriously ill or died suddenly?
  2. 2. Your business partner died?
  3. 3. You died?

If any of the above questions are a cause for concern then maybe you need business protection.

It won't happen to our company
The odds of one partner in a 2 or 3 man business dying or becoming seriously ill before retirement are probably a lot higher than you might think.

<What's the solution?
Arranging adequate business protection insurance is the only way to ensure that the necessary funds will end up in the right hands at the right time, in a cost efficient manner, to ensure the continuity and the survival of the business.

Keyperson Cover
This allows a...

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Don't put all your Eggs in one Basket!

Planning for your financial future will give you peace of mind today. This week, our Expert Qualified Financial Advisor, Eoin Liston, Premier Financial Services, discusses diversification in your investments. We have all heard this phrase in some context over our lifetimes. In the context of investments it is used as an analogy for Investment Diversification. Diversification is a technique that aims to reduce Investment risk by allocating investments among various Financial Asset Classes ( Equities, Bonds, Property Cash & alternatives), industries and other categories.

The high price of bad timing.
Research data from DALBAR shows that the decisions investors make about diversification within and across asset classes and trying to time when to get into or out of the market, cause them to generate far lower returns than the overall market.

Why you should diversify?
The goal of diversification is not necessarily to boost performance—it won’t ensure gains or guarantee...

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