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Will Sparks

How Are You Lying to Yourself About Money?

How Are You Lying to Yourself About Money?

How good are you with money? The money lies we all believe from time to time are the focus here. Sometimes, the money lies we tell ourselves are excuses to spend or rationalisations for poor financial habits. Other times, we may be using them as cover to hide our negative feelings or uncertainties about some […]

SparksWealth Visual Insights: Crypto-what-now?!

SparksWealth Visual Insights: Crypto-what-now?!

How much research do you do before you buy something new? Nearly 9 in 10 folks will take some time to learn about products they want to buy before making a purchase. Yet, more than 1 in 3 have bought cryptocurrency without knowing anything about it. Are you one of them? How would you rate […]

Equity Investing for Irish Investors

Equity Investing for Irish Investors

When you decide you want to start saving and being sensible with your personal finances, it should all be easy from there. There are too many options and it’s hard to know where to start.  This quick guide will explain the Pros and Cons of each option available to Irish retail investors.   If you would like more […]

SparksWealth Visual Insights: The Three Whys of Financial Planning

SparksWealth Visual Insights: The Three Whys of Financial Planning

What is driving your financial goals? Are they clear in your mind as you read this? Are they colorful, vivid, and tied to your innermost self? If not, you’re not alone. It’s hard to really visualize “why” you’re working hard to save for the future and build wealth. But you can change that with a […]

5 ways to help you retire early

5 ways to help you retire early

The past year has allowed us to prioritise and find out what is actually important to us.  We are helping a number of clients retire early at present and a few patterns have emerged that we would like to share.   If you would like more information on any of these tips, please give the office […]

SparksWealth Visual Insights: How have prices changed in America

SparksWealth Visual Insights: How have prices changed in America

  America brought us people with names like Doug, Randy and Bob. America has brought us sports which we now pretend to understand. America has combined sugar, fat and salt in amazing ways. But most of all America is the home of capitalism. We looked at some interesting trends from a 2017 inflation study in […]

5 Financial Pointers for Young Parents

5 Financial Pointers for Young Parents

Being parents of young children can be stressful and expensive.  It also coincides with the period of time that most people start financially awakening and realise that it is time to give financial matters time and attention.  This post focuses on a few small things you should be doing now as parents.   If you […]

SparksWealth Visual Insights: What is Sustainable Investing?

SparksWealth Visual Insights: What is Sustainable Investing?

Do your values help guide your investment decisions? Research shows that most people tend to make investment choices based on recent gains or losses.1 That’s starting to change, though. More people are starting to find ways to incorporate their beliefs and values in their investment strategies. They’re part of a movement toward sustainable investing, and […]

SparksWealth Visual Insights: 5 Powerful Ways to Set Financial Goals in Uncertain Times

SparksWealth Visual Insights: 5 Powerful Ways to Set Financial Goals in Uncertain Times

There are a lot of “uncontrollables” at present. This makes financial planning tricky in the short term. A lot of us are asking questions in our mind that we couldnt possibly know the answer to. But yet we keep asking. Those “what ifs” fuel anxiety and negative thinking.1 They stall progress and make it hard […]