Back to School Allowance – Allan

The lovely summer is over, my kids are back to school and I couldn’t get over how expensive it was to get them ready for school. Recent research from Zurich has the average cost of sending a child to primary school each year is €830. The average annual cost of education for a child entering […]

Investment Property & Trust – Allan

Investment properties, cash, jewellery and most types of assets can be left for your child through a special needs trust. But before you go off rushing to buy an investment property you need to think is this the right next step for your family. I have lost count of the private consultations with parents who […]

Entitlements- By Allan

I have estimated at this stage I must have cost the Department of Social Protection around €6m and the Revenue just under €3.5m. Again, recently I just had a private consultation with a mum who never heard of Incapacity Child Tax Credit and didn’t realise that she could claim Carers Benefit when she had a […]

College Education Funds by Allan

It’s great to hear from families that their children with additional are able to secure a place in training centres and some have gone on to third level education. There are a number of means tested grants that students can apply for which lowers the cost of colleges and universities in Ireland. However, the most […]

Trustees Duties By Allan

Deciding who you want to serve as your trustees is a decision that could have huge implications for your child’s financial security. It is a decision not to take lightly and for you to clearly match up with the right person When the Trustees take up their role they will have to get to grips […]