Thrifty News Digest November 12, 2012

  • Three steps to avoiding risks and making investments pay

    DID you know that if you committed to saving €500 a month, or €6,000 a year, for 10 years from the age of 25 to 34 and obtained the long-term returns that the stock markets have delivered this past century (circa 9 per cent annually before costs), you would not have to add another cent to your investment programme after age 34, and still end up with more than €1m by retirement age of 65?

  • Property hope as mortgages up for first time in six years

    THE number of new mortgages issued has risen for the first time in six years, giving the property market a glimmer of hope.

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