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What are your pension options when you leave a company?

When you change job, your pension options change too. It’s a great time to look at your pension provision and make some improvements.  Typically, you’ll have three options for your pension when you leave your job.  You can do nothing.  You can move it into the pension that comes with your new job.  Or you … Continued

The simplest pension in Ireland

A simple investment strategy, with a leading Irish pensions provider, at a clear, great value price – what’s not to like? Keep it simple is perhaps the best rule of finance. Pensions in Ireland have a reputation for flouting the rule.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. Moneycube has put together a super-simple pension … Continued

When can I retire if I was born in 1970?

If you are a 1970s child, you’ll be waiting until at least 2038 in order to receive the State pension. But by making some changes now and taking charge of your pension plan, you might not have to wait that long to stop working. In fact, it’s possible to access pension savings from age 50 … Continued

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

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 far does €500k go in retirement?

With the average pension pot in Ireland somewhere in the region of €90,000, a pension pot of half a million is something many people can only dream of. But how far would it get you?  We’ve carved up a notional €500,000 pension fund at retirement to see if it’s enough. Just want to get started? … Continued

Irish Life MAPS review

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 what’s the alternative? … Continued