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Saved by the Bell- 5 Back-to-School Financial Tips

Saved by the Bell- 5 Back-to-School Financial Tips

I loved getting a new pencil case every September.  A new beginning, a new school year.  By the end of the first week of school, my pencil case would be graffitied by my friends with rude pictures and compass marks. September is a great time to look at your finances and make a few small […]

Got Kids?

Got Kids?

I remember walking into Tony Kealys baby shop when my wife was pregnant with our first-born Chloe.  I nearly fainted when I saw the price of a buggy.  They called it a “travel system” as if to justify the price. I also thought that for that price tag, the thing would take the child for […]

SparksWealth Visual Insights: What life in 2050 could look like

SparksWealth Visual Insights: What life in 2050 could look like

  How much extra time would you have with a smart droid to help you at any moment?1 If virtual reality could take you anywhere, where would you go first?2 Who would you invite on a holiday to a space hotel and would it cost more than an hour in Center Parcs?3  Does that sound […]

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 […]

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 […]