Irish Expats In China – Is It Worth Making Voluntary Pension Contributions?

Ireland has bilateral social security arrangements with many countries, including European Union members, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, but, unfortunately for Irish nationals living and working in Shanghai, Beijing, or indeed any part of the country, China is not one of them. That means that any contributions and tax paid in China do…

For love or money – Financial planning for couples

For love or money – Financial planning for couples

It’s no secret that money is the leading cause of stress in relationships. Financial philosophies, which are often inherited from parents, can vary wildly. If you are a saver and your partner is a spendthrift, how can you find harmony when it comes to managing your finances? Unless you are insanely wealthy, money is involved…