I know, I know, it’s late in the day, but I’m looking at my pension options. I’m self employed and if I start a pension before October 31st the tax I owe for 2005 will be reduced by 42% of the lump sum that I invest. As you can imagine, it’s well worth buying a pension but it’s important to get value for money so I need to choose carefully.
Some links I found:
- The Financial Regulator has a wealth of information on all financial products, mortgages, insurance, investments and they have a “pensions made easy” document I must read. It can be downloaded as a pdf or as a series of WMA sound files for easy digestion.
- PRSA’s and Pensions on askaboutmoney.com – definitely worth reading. A goldmine of information. Start on their links page.
- The Irish Pensions Board have a handy pensions calculator to work out how much you’ll need to save.
- IRISH PENSION FUNDS to JULY 2006
Who offers the best pension? I imagine that’s like asking, “who is the best football team?” Everyone has their own answer.