Who could forget Obama’s visit to Ireland?

Who could forget Obama’s visit to Ireland?

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Its seven years since Barack Obama’s historical visit to Ireland, yet it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago. Time flies so the sooner you start a savings plan the quicker your funds could grow.

Remember when Obama visited Ireland? There were many highlights to the President’s visit – from planting a tree with former Irish President Mary McAleese, to him meeting his relatives and having a pint of Guinness in Moneygall, Co Offaly. Many were inspired by his epic speech at College Green in Dublin where he captivated the crowds with his Gaelic when he said: “Is feidir linn”.


Another memorable moment – this time more humorous – was when the Presidents limousine, nicknamed ‘The Beast’ got stuck leaving the US embassy in  Ballsbridge.

It’s hard to believe that was seven years ago. Zurich customers who started saving €300 per month from then have €30,647* today.


Time flies so it makes sense to start saving today for tomorrow. If you start on your savings journey today, you could build up a nice amount of money over a short period of time.


You don't have to be an expert get your savings working harder for you. You just need to talk to a trusted financial broker. Call our financial planning team on 1850 804164 or find afinancial advisorin your area to get started.



The value of savings growth with Zurich's Balanced Fund

Year savings plan started Amount saved each month
€75 €150 €300
2000 €23,679 €47,356 €94,714
2001 €22,643 €45,283 €90,567
2002 €21,004 €42,008 €84,017
2003 €19,233 €38,463 €76,928
2004 €17,522 €35,040 €70,085
2005 €15,813 €31,623 €63,248
2006 €14,292 €28,585 €57,172
2007 €13,012 €26,023 €52,051
2008 €11,861 €23,718 €47,439
2009 €10,538 €21,076 €42,156
2010 €9,033 €18,065 €36,129
2011 €7,661 €15,322 €30,648
2012 €6,332 €12,662 €25,324
2013 €5,067 €10,133 €20,266

*Figures based on a monthly contribution of €75, €150 or €300 per month starting between January 1, 2000 and January 1, 2013 and paying until December 31, 2017. Figures are based on an investment in the Zurich Life Balanced Fund, and assume an allocation rate of 100.0% and an annual management charge of 1.0%. There is a 1% government levy that applies to these contributions and is included in the contributions shown. Exit tax of 41% applies.

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