Irish Life Multi-Asset Portfolios (or Irish Life MAPS) is hard to avoid. It’s the biggest multi-asset range of funds in Ireland. It sometimes seems like its advertisements are on the side of every bus. And AIB, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank also promote it heavily. So is it right for you, and is there a … Continued
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Mortgages in Ireland are cheaper than they’ve ever been – but you’ve still got to pay it off some time. For many people, becoming debt-free and owning our house outright is a major financial goal. So if the end is in sight – firstly, well done, and now, what next? Don’t give up that good … Continued
Financial worry is one of the knock-on effects of Covid. From our work advising on company pensions and benefits, here are some tips to help you insulate your employees. 2020 has seen our workplaces turned upside down. A year ago, employers were thinking about pool tables and sofas to support their employees’ happiness. Today, the … Continued
Pensions Awareness Week is back! Pensions Awareness Week is an initiative to raise awareness about retirement planning, and help people take charge of their long-term savings. This year, we’re going digital. Taking place from 21 to 25 September, we will host webcasts, offer content and consultations, and speak up in the media. We’ve … Continued
I currently have my savings in a number of cash accounts, here in Ireland, earning not more than 0.25%. I am at an advanced age and would like to invest €100,000 in secure low risk investments. Can you advise me what I should do and how to go about doing it? – HL, Ireland Recent … Continued
If you’re in the habit of checking in on your investments every six months, you’ll have had a pretty uneventful investing year so far. Many equity funds are flat, or even slightly ahead for the six months to the end of June 2020. But that disguises one of the most dramatic periods for investors in … Continued
This guest blog comes from our friends at MyWallSt, the Dublin-based investing platform that has helped millions of people own their financial future with a suite of digital tools that make it easy to start investing. In it, Michael O’Mahony explains two rules which have helped MyWallSt deliver market-beating returns year after year. The stock … Continued
With the shops and restaurants shut, I’m saving much more money. So what should I do with my extra cash? Is now the time to invest? – LB, Dublin One of the side-effects of lockdown has been a huge increase in household savings. In fact, Irish households added €3 billion to their savings during April. … Continued
Going for gold is the 3,000-year-old investment strategy. So is it the right choice for investors in Ireland? Gold has some characteristics that investors just can’t ignore. When governments print money, countries fight wars, or political uncertainty increases, share prices can come under pressure. But demand for gold grows. This is the scenario that is … Continued