The Money Watchdog

Mortages, Budgets and Savings

Posted by on August 9, 2013 at 11:30 am

The Money Watchdog – Momentum Financial Services Listen back to our recent audios from The Money Watchdog John Diskin as featured on East Coast FM. Here John gives advice on how to budget for the expensive costs that September and ‘Back To School’ brings. He also goes through the recent solutions put forward by banks […]

Health Insurance Packages

Posted by on March 5, 2013 at 8:45 am

How to Choose the right health Insurance Cover for you Our Money Watchdog John Diskin recently spoke on the Declan Meehan Morning Show about Health Insurance. Breaking the vast array of over 300 health insurance plans down to a sample 3 plans (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years) John gives an […]

Getting a Mortgage Ireland

Posted by on February 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

Our Money Watchdog, John Diskin, recently spoke on East Coast FM’s Morning Show about the Keys to getting the best mortgage deal. Many people are currently asking the following questions: Can I get a mortgage Where can I get a mortgage How can I get a mortgage What do you need to get a mortgage How […]

Budget Planning for the year ahead

Posted by on January 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

How to budget for the year ahead: Money Watchdog John Diskin recently spoke on East Coast Fm’s Morning Show regarding managing your finances and how to budget for the year ahead. Topics included: Best ways to stay on course Break it into steps How to examine money coming in versus  money going out per month […]

Property Tax – How to value your home

Posted by on January 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

Money Watchdog John Diskin recently discussed Property Tax on East Coast FM’s Morning Show. Topics discussed include: May Charge 0.18% of value of home as property tax 90% of homes valued less than 300K Mansion Tax – Houses worth over 1 Million charged at 0.25% Taxing the Wealthy Deferral systems – when house goes up […]

Budget 2013 and Property Tax

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

Local Property Tax Budget 2013 Our Money Watchdog John Diskin recently spoke on The Morning Show with Declan Meehan ( East Coast FM) about the budget and how it affects Property Tax. Local Property Tax (LPT) As expected, the Local Property Tax (LPT) is being introduced with effect from 1 July 2013. Read more here […]

Finding a home for your savings

Posted by on November 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

Money watchdog Show Tues 20 November 2012 Listen back to our  ‘Money Watchdog’  John Diskin as he advises on interest rates versus access to savings helping you to find a home for your savings. Just click on the Audio file below

Income Protection

Posted by on November 19, 2012 at 11:58 am

Is your greatest asset protected? We don’t usually think of our current income and our future earnings as an asset. However, if you take a moment to think about it, the money you earn pays for almost everything you have… mortgage, car loan, bills, children’s education, insurance and so on. Without it, you are faced […]

Tax Saving Tips for PAYE Workers

Posted by on November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

Need to get some cash in for Christmas? Our Money Watchdog John Diskin recently spoke on East Coast FM’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan about tax saving tips for PAYE workers. Did you know for example that you can claim for pharmacy bills, dental expenses and more? Listen here to see if you can claim […]

The Money Watchdog Show

Posted by on October 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Missed a Show recently? Our Money Watchdog John Diskin has a regular slot on east Coast FM’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan, In case you missed any of his recent shows you can listen back via the Audios below:    

Irish League of Credit Unions survey

Posted by on October 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

“What’s Left” survey Results from the third “Whats Left” survey carried out by the The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) show an increase in worrying trends.  It shows that 7 out of 10 survey respondents cannot save any money and that over 40% of Irish adults have borrowed to pay bills. The survey also showed that 80% […]

Pros and Cons of Renting

Posted by on October 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

John Diskin discusses the Pros & Cons of renting your home as a possible solution to negative equity  offering an insight on what to expect tax wise and how to make the most of  available supports, As heard on Tuesdays Morning Show with Declan Meehan on East Coast FM on 25th Sept. Useful Links related […]

The Money Watchdog

Posted by on September 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

The Money Watchdog on East Coast FM Momentum Financial Services’ Money Watchdog ‘John Diskin’ Speaks  with East Coast Radio and Declan Meehan every second Tuesday. The Money Watchdog on East Coast FM. Missed a show? Listen here by clicking on the relevant audio below:

Handy links

Posted by on April 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

Government Links The Pensions Board Department of Social and Family Affairs Department of Finance Companies Registration Office The Irish Revenue Commissioners Professional Bodies The Financial Regulator Personal Insurance Brokers Association Financial Services Ombudsman Wicklow Contacts Wicklow County Council East Coast FM Wicklow Chamber of Commerce