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25 Things That Make You Realise You’re An Actual Adult

Read time: 2 Minutes Adulthood. When did that happen? One minute you were drinking at a Tuesday night house party with your mates until 4am and now you’re in your pyjamas at 9pm, looking at the Ikea website wondering which cushions would match the new curtains you bought. The transformation into a fully fledged adult feels like it just sneaks up on you, but if you look and listen carefully to the world around you, you will realise that there are those small but significant moments which signify that you’re turning into a real life grown up. When you take sick days off work, they are actual sick days. Binge watching an entire TV show in one day no longer feels like an accomplishment but instead fills you full of anxiety about your life choices. You think about how you want to feel on a Sunday morning before deciding if you want to go out on a Saturday night. Your phone is full of pictures of your pets or children or home décor. You will …

9 Financial Habits Every 30-Something Should Have

Read time: 4 Minutes As a 30 something, the best time to start thinking about your retirement and future financial security is… well….yesterday. Of course, it’s not the most exciting topic when you’re young and have to consider things like mortgages, weddings and children, which require more urgent financial attention. The reality is, however, the sooner you embrace the topic of pensions, the better. Not only will it take one of those big ‘life admin’ weights off your shoulders, but an early start brings great benefits. State pension age is on the increase (set to be 68 after 2028), as is our life expectancy. Irish men and women are expected to life to 78 and 82, respectively and surviving for that long on the current state pension personal rate of €230.30 per week, seems like an unimaginable stretch. So if you’re new to the world of retirement planning and feeling a little bit more ready to get started, here are some things you can do now that your older self will thank you for. Know …

7 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your 40s

7 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your 40s

Read time: 4 Minutes There’s a reason why people say your forties are the best years of your life. The big things like marriages, mortgages and having kids are out of the way, you’ve climbed the corporate ladder and are entering into your peak earning years. You have more time, more freedom and more money than ever before to live the life you’ve been working hard for since your early twenties. And although you shouldn’t feel guilty about treating yourself to the cars, houses and things you deserve, it pays to be wary of inflating your lifestyle just a bit too much. Once you’ve had a taste of the good life, it can be very easy to go overboard on the spending and running the risk of doing irreparable damage to your finances. To avoid this, here are 7 finance mistakes to steer clear of in your 40s, without sacrificing your quality of life. Thinking it’s too late When you get to your 40s it can be easy to think it’s too late for you …

13 Reasons Why Your 40s Are Your Best Decade

Read time: 4 Minutes Turning 40 is a big deal. You’ve been around the block, learned a thing or two, got a few great stories under your belt and now it’s well and truly time to settle into your life and live it for you. Although aging is always a daunting prospect, most people agree that their 40s are potentially their best decade, as they have the confidence, experience and freedom to make good decisions and do the things they really want to do. If you’re approaching the milestone, here are a few things you have to look forward to in your forties. You care less about everything But in a good way. You no longer care what people think about you, if they like you and what you look like. You’re fully prepared to admit when you’re wrong or when you don’t know something and you no longer do the childish thing of tearing others down to make yourself look or feel better. You don’t care about keeping up with trendy music, celebrities or …