Financial advice helps get savings on track

Busy mum of three, Michelle O'Donohoe is planning for her children’s futures. In this video interview she talks about her motivations for saving and why seeking guidance from a financial advisor helped her get started on her smart saving journey. 

Michelle O' Donohoe is a clinical nurse specialist in mental health, working for the HSE. She is also a busy mum of three. Her eldest child is in transition year, and she has two little ones aged two and five.

When Michelle was due to go back to work after her third maternity leave, she started to think about balancing work and family life. She wanted to get her finances in order and find a way to ensure she wasn’t working just for the sake of paying childcare. Quality time at home with her children is very important to Michelle and her husband and they are acutely aware of the need to save money for their children’s futures, especially their education.

Initially, Michelle and her partner got in touch with a financial advisor and looked at their income and outgoings to see where they could save money.

They found the advice they got from a financial advisor really helpful, and it gave them the confidence to start saving both short and long term.

Their eldest will be in college in a few years, so they wanted something that matured just around the time he was starting college. They also wanted longer term investments for their younger children.

“It was nice to think that we could get the money to work a little bit better for us and we felt we were more secure to do that once we were advised on how we could do that,” Michelle explained.

Saving with Zurich

At Zurich we have a range of funds to suit whether you’re a regular saver, lump sum investor, or both.

You can watch your savings grow over time by putting an amount away regularly in a Regular Savings Plan. Your savings are invested in a range of investment funds depending on your risk profile.

The Investment Bond for lump sum investors is suitable if you have a lump sum of money to invest, such as an inheritance or existing savings. Your money can be invested in Zurich’s  range of investment funds including the risk rated Prisma Funds.

If you have a lump sum to invest and would like to continue to make regular contributions over time, Zurich’s Special Savings Plus plan offers you the best of both worlds.

Once you have had time to consider your saving and investing options, you should speak to a Financial Broker, or Zurich to see how we can help.

* Michelle O'Donohoe was paid a gratuity for her time in making this video

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