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The first rule of balancing your personal books is that you use any resources that come your way to pay off debt before investing in savings. Photograph: iStock

My wife and I have recently sold an investment property and have a nice nest egg as a result. We cannot decide what to do with this money: should we(...)

An increase in excise duty on diesel was just one of several measures that had been widely expected to feature in Budget 2018 but which ultimately  got no mention. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In a budget that was largely devoid of measures that had not been well flagged in advance, the only real surprise was perhaps in some hotly tipped mea(...)

Stop button: The evidence suggests that many of us are leaving too much money in the hands of Revenue in the form of unclaimed tax credits

If you feel like you paid too much tax last year, you are not the only one. Yes, 2015 was another year when the personal tax burden was high. And whi(...)

First-time buyers looking to save a deposit to secure their first home can now claim back tax paid on their savings to help them on their way, thanks (...)