Best place to invest money in Ireland in 2019

Welcome to Moneycube’s annual roundup of the best investments available in Ireland. We’ve chosen five funds we think have strong potential, in 2019 and beyond. Whether you’re a new investor, looking to invest a large lump sum, or seeking income from your investments, we’ve got a fund for you. We’ve also crunched the numbers to … Continued

Buy the market: investing in Vanguard funds in Ireland

If you have a lump sum to invest and simply want to gain exposure to the whole stock market, Vanguard’s index funds could be the answer.  Their funds are simple, well-run, and great value. For Irish investors with a lump sum of around €75,000 or more, they’re very competitive. Vanguard have a range of funds … Continued

How much can I afford to save into my pension?

We’re always being told we should save more into our pensions.  But deciding how much depends on what you can afford to save each month.  Here’s Moneycube’s guide to working out how much you should put into a pension to start with. First, the obvious Because of the tax advantages, for many people, saving into … Continued

End-of-year investing checklist

It’s almost the end of 2018.  Here are Moneycube’s five to-dos to wrap up your 2018 investments and finances. 1. Review your capital gains tax position If you purchase shares directly, this one’s for you. Some investors will be sitting on losses following recent market moves.  Combined with the annual capital gains allowance of €1,270, … Continued

Why I chose to start investing – meet Moneycube users

Investing your money when you’re young can bring big rewards.  For young Moneycube users, it’s about taking decisions now which will benefit you over the long term. At Moneycube we’ve been speaking to our users about why they invest, and how investing makes them feel. Click the video to learn more. Here, Thomas explains why … Continued

Why it’s never too late to start a pension… and what you should do today

It’s never too late to start a pension.  And with generous tax relief, longer lifespans and lots of investment options, it’s almost always worth doing.  Moneycube explains why, and what you should do to start a pension today. Good reasons for starting late Many people worry they haven’t started saving for retirement early enough.  But … Continued

How to measure investment fund performance

Clearly the performance record of growth of a fund is of great interest.  But what counts as good investment fund performance?  In fact a fund’s track record over one, two or three months is of little interest to the medium-term investor. Here, Moneycube explores what really matters when looking for a strong-performing investment fund in … Continued

Can I afford to invest? Three questions before taking the plunge

Thanks to the web, investing your money in Ireland is easier than ever.  It’s also more affordable than ever, with Moneycube offering access to regular investments from just €250 per month, and lump sums from €2,500. But the basics still apply when figuring out if you can afford to invest.  Read on to learn more … Continued

What’s an index fund?

An index fund is a type of fund designed to track the performance of a particular market as closely as possible. The aim is to replicate the performance of that market, while keeping costs as low as possible, by setting the fund on ‘autopilot’, and reducing the need for expensive fund managers. Index funds in Ireland … Continued