How do I manage my financial affairs effectively?

Introducing Moneydocs At Moneycube, we’re big believers in helping you take control of your money. That’s why we’ve created Moneydocs. You can download it here. DOWNLOAD What does Moneydocs do? It’s a place for you to record your key financial information – both to make it easier for you to run your financial life, and … Continued

Starting a pension when you’re self employed and in your 40s

If you work for yourself, funding a pension is something that can get left behind.  There are plenty of competing demands on your cash, especially in the early years of trading.  Here’s how you can make a start on your pension if you’re in your 40s and self-employed. Some good news to begin with The … Continued

Six levels of risk: try our quiz on investment risk

Moneycube is designed to put you, the investor, in the driving seat.  As part of that, we have identified six levels of risk appetite. In the investment world, risk and reward are linked.  In general, to deliver higher long-term returns, you need to take more risk.  That said, there are options out there for all … Continued

Question of the month: how should I invest €150,000?

We recently sold our house in a busy commuter town to move to the country, as we are both able to work mostly from home and felt we could get a house for less and do something with the difference. We did better than expected on the sale and, combined with our savings, have just … Continued

How long will my pension last?

It’s the only question that really matters when it comes to your pension. Here, we explore the four factors that determine how long your pension will last. 1. How much is in the pot? It’s the natural starting point. How much have you saved up to now – and by how much has it grown? … Continued

How to invest a windfall

An inheritance, a bonus, selling your business or winning the lottery: receiving a windfall lump sum can be life-changing. Moneycube has some simple rules to get the best out of a cash windfall. 1. Focus on wealth preservation Becoming wealthy is about growing your assets.  Staying wealthy is about preserving them. That means minimising your … Continued

Easiest way to invest in Vanguard S&P 500 in Ireland

‘Never bet against America’, says legendary investor Warren Buffett.  He’s among many who have suggested that investing in the S&P 500 is a viable approach for many investors with a long-term horizon.  So what’s the S&P 500, why is it of interest to an Ireland-based investor, and how can you access it? What is the … Continued