Interest rates are at historic lows in Europe and savers are feeling the pinch. But, chastened by their experiences over the past few years, Irish sav(...)

September 2008 will remain long in the mind, not just for the collapse of Lehman Brothers but also because of the crisis in the Irish banking system. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

If May is the month to sell your shares and “go away” could September be the month to buy back into the market? And if you haven’t sold yet, should yo(...)

Looking up: a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US markets have regained losses from the financial crisis and reached record highs, while the Irish Stock Exchange is nowhere near its pre-crisis high. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Consider this. If you had invested in the US market pre-crash, held tight and decided against crystallising your losses when the market plummet(...)