5 money mistakes to avoid in your 40s

Your 40s are typically some of your peak earning years.  So how do you make the most of them?  Here’s our top 5 money mistakes to avoid in your 40s. All your wealth in property Many people in their forties have paid down the mortgage on their house and seen their salary go up, and … Continued

Five lessons for investing during a recession

Investing for growth isn’t always plain sailing. But when times are tough, shying away from risk is not necessarily the right answer. In fact, some of the best returns often come from investments made when things look difficult. Right now, recession is a possibility in Europe within the next twelve months, and potentially in the … Continued

Moneycube Talks with James Thom of abrdn New Dawn

The Asia-Pacific region has seen dramatic change over the last few years, from political change to prolonged lockdown, and heightened tension over Taiwan.  To understand investing in Asia Pacific, Moneycube talked with James Thom, investment director at Abrdn New Dawn Investment Trust. Abrdn New Dawn is focused on investing in equities in Asia Pacific, excluding … Continued

How to make a lump sum contribution to top up your pension

Everything you need to know to make a last-minute pension contribution ahead of the 2021 income tax deadline Making a lump sum pension contribution is a great way to rapidly increase your pension provision and secure your financial future. And now is a great time to top up your pension and claim income tax relief … Continued

Pensions Awareness Week is on the way!

Pensions Awareness Week Ireland (PAW) is back and bigger than ever!  Join Moneycube and over twenty other contributors from 19 – 23 September to create a roadmap for your financial future. PAW22 will offer: 1. Free financial information and a series of online events covering the A to Z of pensions 2. Free 1-2-1 consultations on your pension 3. We’ll also … Continued

Look under the lid before investing in UK markets in 2022

All eyes are on the UK just now following the death of Queen Elizabeth.  Are the UK’s financial markets also at a turning point? In a difficult year for most regions, UK markets have outperformed so far.  The FTSE100 index of top 100 companies is down around 5.5% in Euro terms (and only around 2% … Continued

Question of the month: should I reduce my monthly pension payment?

I pay €600 into my pension each month. But money is getting tighter – and on top of that, my pension’s performance has been woeful this year. Should I stop paying in until things settle? – Anon With inflation above 9 per cent, cutting costs is sensible. It’s tempting to reduce your monthly pension commitment: … Continued

Act now to update your direct debits

Two banks are departing the Irish market in 2022.  That means somewhere around 10 million direct debits will need to be changed! If you bank with KBC or Ulster Bank, it’s well worth acting now before the rush to update the direct debit for your regular payment. If you’re changing bank and have a regular … Continued

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