Five Irish websites that could save you money

There are thousands of website that claim to help you save money and few ever actually live up to the promise. However, there are a few Irish websites that could save you some money if you spend some time to take a took:

This is the website of the Irish Financial Regulator. They provide information on financial products such as mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and insurance.

Askaboutmoney is a discussion forum for financial topics. There is a huge amount of experience on this website, a great place to ask ordinary Irish people for advice on financial matters.

This is an interactive website that has been developed by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) to help consumers to compare the cost of personal/non-business mobile, home phone and broadband price plans. It could knock €€€s off your monthly bills.

Free web based directory enquiries! Why pay Eircom  a 99c Set-up charge per call and 0.25c  per minute?

This might seem like an unexpected addition, but many people have  unclaimed tax credits that could be worth up to several thousand euro. It is worth contacting your local tax office just to find out if your are claiming all of your tax relief.
You would be surprised what you can claim tax back on, for instance:

 - Renting a room in your house
 - Medical or Dental expenses
 - Paying course fees
 - Working for a part of a year
 - Maternity Leave
 - Bin collections
 - Trade union subs

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