Fine tune your finances in 2019

January 10, 2019

For many of us, the new year brings new resolutions and this year, TV viewers have the opportunity to learn how to transform their finances, as RTÉ airs a new personal finance show ‘How to be Good with Money.’ This new series, which is sponsored by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), will provide a real-life insight into the financial challenges of six households across Ireland, all of who have different financial goals. Each week, financial planner Eoin McGee will help a household get to grips with their financial situation, whether it’s tackling credit card debt or getting mortgage ready.

Speaking at the commencement of this new financial education programme, Isolde Goggin, Chair of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said, “Recently, we published Ireland’s first ever financial well-being survey, which gave extensive insights on how people are managing their day to day and long term finances. It was encouraging to see that as a whole, people in Ireland are doing reasonably well in terms of general financial well-being. But life is inherently unpredictable and our research also showed that many people have low levels of resilience for the future, including in retirement.”

“As the New Year begins it is a great opportunity for us all to take stock of our finances and identify where we can make some changes, both now and over time, to improve our financial well-being. We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with RTÉ, to sponsor this new programme which, through real life situations, will provide viewers with practical tips and advice on how they can fine tune their finances in 2019. Through our website, ccpc.ie, we provide a range of independent information and tools to help people chose financial products and manage their money. Our comparison tools are of particular help, as they allow consumers to compare the rates, charges and features of financial products available on the market, including mortgages, loans, credit cards, current accounts and savings accounts. Consumers can then use this information to get the product that best suits their needs and often save themselves some money too.”

How to be Good with Money will air Thursdays on RTÉ One at 8:30pm from 10 January.

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