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February 7, 2024 / insight,research

How To Be Resilient: Part 1

We all deal with frazzled, harried, extremely stressed-out people… including ourselves. There are days where it feels like everything is going wrong and these are often the moments in any job, project, or career where you want to quit

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By Ross

February 2, 2024 / insight,research

Spending on What’s Important

In a world where ‘getting rich’ for the sake of it is promoted as a noble ambition, we ask our clients to step away from that narrative. To ask WHY

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By Louise

January 31, 2024 / insight,research

Selling Company Stock? Save Money on FX and Banking Fees with our helpful guide

Using default US Stock Broking platforms (E-Trade, Fidelity, Merril Lynch etc.) to wire funds back to Ireland and converting them to Euro from Dollar along the way could be costing you hundreds in unnecessary fees.

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By Gary

January 21, 2024 / insight,research

Should You Keep Your Company Stock Or Diversify?

One might make you very wealthy, or not, while the other will probably help you reach your financial goals. Choosing the right option for you is not an easy task.

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By Ross

January 20, 2024 / insight,research

Does your Job matter when you are Investing?

Most employees in the Tech & Pharma industry hold a significant portion of their personal ‘wealth’ in the shares of the company they work for. Is that appropriate, and should you have an investment strategy that takes this concentrated holding

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By Ross

January 15, 2024 / insight,research

Getting Ahead: Why Financial Literacy is the Key to Career Success

As our clients progress through their career, a point comes where they find themselves working in some form of management capacity, either leading teams or departments, or taking the decision to start their own company

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By Ross

January 12, 2024 / insight,research

Market Review 2023: Rising Stocks Left Predictions Grounded

It was a year that defied expectations by many accounts. A number of forecasts predicted that the US economy would enter a recession in 2023 as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates to fight high inflation

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By Gary

January 11, 2024 / insight,research

Become a Better Spender

Creating more alignment in our use of money starts with becoming the best spenders in the world.

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By Ross

January 8, 2024 / insight,research

Working Through Imposter Syndrome with ‘Moxie’

We work with individuals who, on the face of it, have no reason to doubt their ability, talent or position, but as we get to know them and explore their belief system, invariably some level of imposter syndrome is discovered.

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By Karen

January 6, 2024 / insight,research

Does ‘Market Timing’ Help or Hinder?

The increasing availability to financial news and commentary along with simplified trading processes has led investors to frequently time the market, resulting in underperformance compared to simple rebalancing at regular intervals

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By Gary

January 5, 2024 / insight,research

What Next for the ‘Magnificent 7’?

The Magnificent 7 stocks (Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta Platforms, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Tesla) continue to capture the focus of investors as these large growth names have outpaced the bulk of global equities.

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By Gary

January 2, 2024 / insight,research

Merging Finances for a Better Relationship

This article delves into the relationship between merging finances and happiness within a relationship, presenting research that sheds light on this intriguing subject.

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By Louise

October 1, 2021 / seminar / webinar

EIIS Webinar | 2021

The Employment Incentive & Investment Scheme (EIIS) enables investors to avail of a tax refund on investments into Irish companies. In this webinar, we explain everything you need to know about how EIIS works

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By Team

September 10, 2021 / research

Introducing Innovate Fundamentals

The ‘Innovate Fundamentals’ Portfolio, available in CGT and UCIT structures, seeks to generate returns for investors by offering exposure in these areas

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By Team

September 7, 2021 / research

Investment Market Commentary | Autumn 2021

2021 has been a year of ‘ongoing recovery’ for individuals, society & economies. As is often the case, markets are further along the curve strong double-digit growth in most indices generating excellent returns for investors who have stayed the course

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By Gary

July 14, 2021 / insight

Your Business as a Personal Asset

Turning your business into a personal asset is one of the most powerful methods of wealth creation there is, and will make you work smarter than ever before

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By Ross

July 13, 2021 / insight

Corporate Banking Fees | Alternative Solutions

Banks have started applying negative interest rates to corporate/business accounts. This fee can be as high as 0.65% per annum, meaning that businesses could be paying hundreds or thousands of euro simply to hold funds on deposit.

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By Ross

November 18, 2020 / insight

Profit or Ethics - Do You Have to Choose?

One of the most common narratives of sustainable/green investing that we hear from fund managers and clients alike is that you have to sacrifice profit for ethics, which is to say that you can only have one or the other.

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By Gary

November 13, 2020 / insight

After Biden, Brexit & Vaccine | The future of Green Investing

In a world recovering from a prolonged period of collective trauma, the temptation to ‘let loose’ is balanced by a desire to make meaningful difference. In this article I present the opinion that, for investors, going green offers..

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By Ross

October 29, 2020 / insight

All-Star Award Announcement: Two-Time Winner!

We have been certified for the second consecutive year! AIBF accredited companies are defined as progressive, indigenous Irish businesses, which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer centricity

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By Team

August 28, 2020 / insight

Markets and The 'Ruud Gullit Effect' | When the outlier drives the average

Probably the most important reason why pension and savings accounts have recovered their value in the 6 months since stock markets collapsed, and why the risk level inside indexes, usually considered the most diversified and robust investment funds

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By Ross

August 28, 2020 / research

Investor News | Autumn Edition

We take a look at our own portfolios and their long term benchmark performance against industry peers, the reason why markets have recovered so quickly (and whether it is truly sustainable) & changes to our funds that will benefit investors.

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By Gary

August 19, 2020 / research

Our Portfolio Analyst 'Gary Browne' was able to offer his expertise last weekend in the Sunday Independent

Gary advises on suitable investment portfolios for different levels of risk and requirements people may have.

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By Gary

June 17, 2020 / insight

A Revolut(ion) in Personal Finance is Here...

You probably haven’t heard of the Second Payment Service Directive regulation. However this innocuous sounding term has the potential to change the field of personal finance & banking forever, and today we saw the first example.

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By Ross

May 3, 2020 / insight

Could You Be Ireland’s Top Investor?

Curran Futures are delighted to launch our new competition. It’s easy to enter and play and there are great prizes on offer, plus the chance to compare your ‘investment smarts’ against family and friends over the next two weeks.

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By Karen

April 1, 2020 / insight

Should I cancel my Life Assurance Policies to Save Money?

Right now, people are looking at ways to cut spending, especially with concerns over current and future income. This article answers some of the most common questions we’ve received about Life, Illness & Income Protection policies

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March 20, 2020 / insight

How is Your ARF Pension Affected by the Current Equity Markets?

At retirement most private pension holders are offered a choice to take a fixed, guaranteed income for life, known as an Annuity, or transfer the balance of their pension (after withdrawing the Tax Free Lump Sum) to an Approved Retirement Fund

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By Ross

March 12, 2020 / insight

An Investors Guide to Scary Markets

If you’re reading this then, as a human being, you’re looking for one thing above all others –certainty. Nothing gives more reassurance and comfort to a person than absolute certainty about what will happen in the future.

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By Ross

March 12, 2020 / insight

Coronavirus Update

Following the release of recommended guidelines for businesses from the Department of Health, we have taken the decision to close the office from 5pm on Friday 13th March until March 29th or later, depending on additional instruction.

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By Team

March 9, 2020 / insight

The Real Advisor Blog | Old Pensions

For anyone starting a Financial Planning Programme, Old Pension Plans are really good place to start. What I mean is that it is extremely easy to get amazing benefit in a relatively simple manner. And by amazing benefit, I’m talking about money

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February 26, 2020 / research

Investor Update | Coronavirus & Market Performance

You are no doubt well aware of the current fears over the Coronavirus ‘pandemic’ and may have heard of the impact on Global Equity Markets

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By Ross

January 17, 2020 / research

Investor News | Q1 Edition

What a difference a year makes. We had a number of clients contact us to ask whether they should exit investment markets entirely and revert to cash, and thankfully we persuaded most to sit tight. 2019 delivered one of the best years in market performance

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By Ross

December 23, 2019 / seminar / webinar

Is 2020 the year you get Finance Fit?

One of our most exciting plans for 2020 is the launch of our 'Finance Fit' programme. This group based approach to Financial Wellbeing is something we have been asked about for a long time and are thrilled to kick it off at such a fitting time of year.

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By Ross

December 23, 2019 / insight

2019 | The Forecast Fallacy

At this time of year I enjoy nothing more than opening my email archive and pulling out the communications from January 2019 to see what the ‘experts’ were forecasting for the year ahead.

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By Ross

December 3, 2019 / video

Episode 6 - Overcoming the Action Gap

Want to achieve your Financial Goals? Making them meaningful can be a great motivator..

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By Ross

December 2, 2019 / insight

Article 6 - Overcoming The Action Gap:

Concepts like ‘Retirement’ or ‘Savings’ are far too vague and lacking in meaning to act as a real incentive to change. Instead we need real world goals that are genuinely impactful and emotionally connected

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By Ross

November 15, 2019 / research

Great News for Curran Futures Investors

Green Reit shareholders approve sale of Irish property group for €1.9135 a share. Read here to learn more about what this means for you & the key tax considerations associated with the disposal of shares

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By Karen

October 10, 2019 / seminar / webinar

Realising Your Best Financial Future

We were delighted to deliver our message of Financial Empowerment to a large and engaged audience when Ross presented ‘Realising Your Best Financial Future’ to the employees at Matheson Law Firm in Dublin

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By Karen

October 4, 2019 / video

Episode 5 - Getting over the Action Gap

There is a growing body of work that seeks to understand why it is that we put up so many barriers to our own best interests.

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By Ross

September 29, 2019 / insight

Deadline to Reduce Your 2018 Income Tax Bill Is Almost Here

As we approach October 31st, it is a very important time to take stock and see if you are in a position to reduce your income tax bill for 2018.

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By Louise

September 24, 2019 / insight

Article 5 - Getting over the Action Gap

We would assume that ‘actions’ from advice are agreed to and implemented quickly, but once again the reality is far less simple!

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By Ross

September 19, 2019 / insight

The Real Advisor Blog | Product-VS-Service

The big difference between the advice you get from a Financial Planner and a Sales Person

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August 30, 2019 / video

Episode 4 - In the Land of Financial Planning, Cash(Flow) is King

What Cash-Flow Modelling and a Financial Plan in general does is show you the real impact of your decisions. It’s like holding up two images: One shows you the Future You if you don’t make the recommended changes; the other shows how it looks if you do.

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By Ross

August 28, 2019 / insight

Article 4 - In the Land of Financial Planning, Cash(Flow) is King

At its core, Cash-Flow Modelling looks at your income and your expenditure every year for the rest of your life, with the goal that at no point is spending higher than earnings.

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By Ross

August 6, 2019 / insight

Article 3 - Cleaning Out Your Financial Closet

The Pain (and much larger Gain) of looking at your financial circumstances

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By Ross

July 23, 2019 / video

Episode 2 - What Can We Do to Help?

The second part of our series on 'Redefining your Financial Future' is titled 'What Can We Do To Help?' and, as with all things money-related, It's not as straightforward as you might think!

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By Ross

July 19, 2019 / insight

Article 2 - How Do You Think We Can Help?

In my first piece for this series I wrote about the motivations for going to see a financial advisor. I propose that it is not as simple a question as it first seems and that there are often a whole number of sometimes complimentary, but often conflicting

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By Ross

July 12, 2019 / video

Episode 3 - Cleaning Out Your Financial Closet

The importance of understanding and recording your current financial position. No gain without pain I’m afraid!!

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By Ross

July 12, 2019 / video

Episode 1 - 'Why Have You Come Here?'

The first episode of our 'Refining Your Financial Future Series' is titled ‘Why Have You Come Here’, where we explore the motivation(s) for coming to speak with a Financial Advisor and the importance of communicating those reasons effectively.

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By Ross

July 11, 2019 / insight

Article 1 - Why Have You Come Here?

In most walks of life, your arrival into the office or shop of a service provider clearly identifies a need that you have. If you arrive at the reception of a car showroom, it’s probably because you need a new car but if you make contact with

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By Ross

June 28, 2019 / insight

Award Winning

We are delighted to receive accreditation's which meet the highest standards of innovation, verified performance, trust and customer centricity.

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By Karen

May 30, 2019 / video

Welcome to Curran Futures

As someone who has been writing blogs and creating content for a number of years now, it feels a bit strange to be writing what is effectively a ‘First Draft’ for our new website.

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By Ross

May 30, 2019 / insight

Our ''First'' Blog

We are delighted to be our launching our new website and look forward to working with you in the coming months.

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By Ross

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