Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

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Consumer watch

If you’re thinking about buying or selling, David McWilliams reports about Ireland’s continuing property crisis in this week’s Irish Independent. He discusses the instability of the Irish market and the result that fluctuating land market and property expectation prices are having on the economy.

Looking for a way to pad your income? In the run up to the Christmas season, the topic of direct selling has been taken on by the Irish Times‘ Fiona Reddan. From Ann Summers to Avon, most of us will have had some interaction with people who sell products from their home. Reddan provides a complete guide on what you need to know about the practice, and how you can profit from it.

In other news, the rounding of one and two cent coins has begun. From this week, customers will reach their change rounded up or down to the nearest five cents, and will only be used for cash transactions. It’s a voluntary option – one cent and two cent coins remain legal tender and customers can ask to receive exact change.

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When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.
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