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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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By Colin

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

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 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 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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By Colin

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 / 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 23, 2019 / seminar

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 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

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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By Colin

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 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 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 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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