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People with Pensions are more confident.

Standard Life’s Financial Confidence Index has notched its second quarterly increase – measured to 30 December 2014. The research conducted by Standard Life  shows that people with pensions are consistently and significantly more confident than those without. If you are interested in setting up a pension with Standard Life or another leading provider Nelson Life […]


Three in five Irish adults say they have never invested – Irish Life

A recent survey completed by Irish Life found more than 60 per cent of those surveyed said they would see themselves as careful or cautious, with ONLY 9 per cent classifying themselves as measured risk takers. So if you are considering making a regular investment or have a lump sum it is vital you seek […]


Investment advice when moving money from a low interest deposit rate

Sunday Independent 2 November 2014 – Rory Nelson of Nelson Life Investment & Pension advisors recommended “Don’t invest in anything too complex – or a product which you don’t understand”. “Investors often suffer from a fear of being left behind,” said Rory Nelson. “They like the idea of owning the new, sophisticated investments and constantly […]


Where is the best place to invest €100,000 if you are a risk taker?

Sunday Independent 2 November 2014  - ” Risk-taker, early 40s :Consider putting three-fifths of your €100,000 in an Irish commercial property fund and the remainder in a high-yield dividend fund”, says Rory Nelson, founder of Galway investment advisers Nelson Life. Irish Life’s Irish Property Fund, which largely invests in Irish commercial properties, gets the thumbs […]


Budget 2015 – Financial Advice for 2015

Please find below a quick summary of the main points from Budget 2015 – Pension levy to reduce to 0.15% for 2015 and then end. The Minister has confirmed the commitment from last year to reduce the pension levy to 0.15% in 2015. The levy will effectively end at the 30th June 2015, i.e. the […]


Investment & Pension advisor opens office in Galway

See article in the Sunday Independent Published 05/10/2014 Mr Rory Nelson wants people to “diversify a portion of their portfolio into commercial property funds, saying that the potential for growth and the yields currently presented by such funds was compelling against the uncertainty of other asset classes”. Nelson Life Annual Investment Seminar Key note speaker was Marie […]


Nelson Life – Urges pension savers and investors to diversify into commercial property

Rory Nelson encouraged attendees at the event hosted at the Radisson BLU  in Galway City  (30th Sept 2014) to “diversify a portion of their portfolio into commercial property funds , saying that the potential for growth and the yields currently presented by such funds was compelling against the uncertainty of other asset classes”. Nelson Life has […]


The costs of college soars – €428 a month !

An interesting article I read in last week’s Irish independent – in relation to the current financial cost of sending your children to college. http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/parents-support-students-as-cost-of-college-soars-30503820.html Costs of third level are only set to soar and this is becoming a critical area for financial planning for parents with young children. At Nelson Life we have seen an […]


Welcome to the new site

From time to time I will be making blog posts to help with everyday questions that you have about all matters Finance. I will be posting some articles on what to questions to ask, what information to research and general queries. Please check back in every now and again for updates or sign up to […]

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