I’ve moved jobs and have received a letter from my previous employer but have no idea if I should take my pension with me. Is this possible/ advisable? – Anonymous, Dublin The last fifteen months have seen a lot of career changes, and many of us are receiving letters concerning our pensions from old jobs. … Continued
Category: Starting a pension
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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
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
‘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
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. Planning to retire soon, or … Continued
Welcome to Moneycube’s annual roundup of the best investments available in Ireland. We’ve chosen five funds we think have strong potential for as the world tries to get back to something like normal. 2020 was a year of ups and downs in investing as in the wider world, but if you stayed the course – … Continued
Each year, we pick a handful of investment funds available to Irish investors and highlight them on our blog. We’ve charted below how our 2020 selections performed. Interested in our 2021 picks? Click here to read more. There’s no doubt 2020 was a bracing year to have your money in investment funds. But for those … Continued
I’m interested to understand what happens my pension when I die. I have a pension which is invested in a rental property and would like to ask: what happens to the subject property on the death of the pension beneficiary and their spouse? Can it be passed down, by will, together with the rest of the estate, or … Continued
Some funds just capture the imagination. QQQ’s one of them. Formed in 2002, this technology-focused fund has grown by over 1,000% (yes, one thousand per cent) since that time. And the good news is that there are several ways to access it depending on the size and shape of your investment. What is QQQ? Known … Continued