Thrifty News Digest December 2, 2013

  • Taylor Wimpey proves dust will settle on building slump
    Imagine you were Rip Van Winkle and you fell asleep on an Irish building site in 2007 and woke up this morning after a six-year snooze. You would find it a lonely place.
  • Got €100k to invest? Seek independent expert advice
    SAVERS are really getting it in the neck these days. The interest paid on savings is a fraction of what it was a few years ago – yet in a month’s time, savers will lose almost half of any of the paltry interest they earn to tax, once DIRT tax increases to 41 per cent in January.
  • It's worth putting some stock in Davy's hot tips
    If you’re thinking of dipping your toe into the stock markets in the New Year but are unsure which stocks to pick, Davy has just published its latest stock tips.
  • Seven ways of saving on car insurance
    THE cost of car insurance is something that most Irish families have to grapple with. Almost 1.4 million households have at least one car, according to the latest Census.
  • What women want and what they'll get
    More than one in four women rely on their husbands or partners to finance their retirement, according to a new survey published by Standard Life.

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