Should I invest in gold?

Going for gold is the 3,000-year-old investment strategy.  So is it the right choice for investors in Ireland? Moneycube explains why you should consider investing in gold, how to do it, and how it should fit with your overall selection of investments. Why invest in gold? Fact is, gold has some characteristics that investors just … Continued

Should you move your UK pension back to Ireland?

If you’ve spent a few years working in the UK, it’s likely you’ve built up some decent pension provision.  Now you’ve moved back, should you bring your pension with you? Here are five questions to help you decide. Why should I move my UK pension? There are several reasons bringing your pension back to Ireland … Continued

Standard Life GARS fund: time to head for the exit?

Is your money in Standard Life’s GARS fund?  If the answer is yes, it’s time to review your investment strategy – and the advice you’re getting. The Global Absolute Return Strategies fund has been a favourite for Irish financial advisers and brokers in recent years.  We’re wondering why. Got money stuck in GARS and wondering … Continued

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