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Aer Lingus takeover confirmed at cost of €1.4 billion

RYANAIR has accepted a bid from the company that owns both British Airways and Iberia for its 29.8 per cent share in the Irish airline Aer Lingus. The deal was announced to the stock exchange on August 18 that as Ryanair had accepted an offer from IAG, that the takeover…

Back-to-school expenses can cripple cash-strapped parents

From fancy folders and trendy backpacks to USB drives and other techie gadgets, ballooning back-to-school costs are pinching families’ budgets. The cost of everything school-related keeps going up, which makes trying to pay everything else in the household a struggle. A recent report from the UK revealed that 60 per…

Is it OK to walk out of your current job without a fall-back plan?

WE’VE all had a boss who is less than ideal. Mine was a bitter 50-plus year old woman who would shout, throw things at my desk and generally just be very unpleasant and disrespectful. When one morning she arrived at the office, opened the door and took a step over…

Prosecutors call for Afinsa directors to face up to 19 years in jail for fraud

Scheme claimed 190,000 victims who lost money in postage stamp scam Afinsa, the Spanish collectibles company, was third largest in the world after Sotheby’s and Christie’s, before its offices in Madrid were raided by police and closed amid allegations of fraud in 2006.  With more than 190,000 victims being duped…

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It’s time to retire and to make all your dreams come true

IN the past a pension was something to live off in old age, but nowadays those who retire are often a lot more spritely than their ancestors and the idea of sitting in a rocking chair on the porch watching the world go by doesn’t appear too attractive! Rather, many…

Securing your holidays with adequate travel insurance cover

AT six months pregnant and just about to set off on a trip around Europe for one month, the idea of travel insurance popped into my head. I am usually quick to tick the “no I don’t want insurance” button on airline websites or similar such situations - it’s just…

Successful women want looks not bucks when it comes to choosing a life partner

How many times have we seen or heard about a young beautiful girl hooking up with a fat, ugly, balding - but rich - older man? She is after his money, or so it is often presumed. Why else would she be with someone that is so much older and…

Don’t get financially caught out in an emergency situation

YOUR car has broken down, but you need it for work, so it’s essential to get it fixed. But the repairs cost a fortune and you can barely make it to the end of the month as it is. So what can you do since money doesn’t actually grow on…

Getting old and grey but still with some mortgage to pay

GROWING up there appeared to be a progression of events to follow in the world. Leave school, go to university, travel the world, get a job and then settle down and buy a house. Today our ambitions haven’t changed that drastically, most 30-somethings want to own their own home, but…

Girls are doing it for themselves

THE entrepreneurial world has long been dictated by men, but according to a study by the University of Cambridge it appears women are gaining ground. Females are also more likely than men to be thinking about expanding their business in the next three years. Women playing a bigger role in…

Your Domicile Status And Liability To UK Inheritance Tax

Blevins Franks One of the most financially damaging taxes facing wealthier British families is UK inheritance tax. Living in Spain does not automatically protect you from inheritance tax since liability does not rest on residence or even nationality, but on domicile.Domicile is a complex UK common law concept. If claiming…

Keep cool without using air con

LET’S face it - it’s hot outside and it’s just going to get worse over the next few months! You might think to turn on the air conditioning, but this is an expensive solution to staying cool. So why not try and employ some cost-effective measures to help beat the…
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