Financial Planning Advice
I specialise in helping retirees and those that plan to retire within 10 years to manage their investment planning, avoid costly mistakes & achieve real results over the long term
While I would love to help everyone, I have very intentionally limited the number of clients I serve so that each client gets the personalised attention they need. If you feel you are not a fit for the criteria below, please visit the Central Bank register to find a financial advisor near you.
The clients I work with value that I serve them in a ‘Fiduciary’ way. This means advice & guidance which is totally independent, and in their best interests. I deliberately hold no agreements or affiliations with any Insurance Company, which might conflict that advice.
Clients pay a fair and affordable investment for a professional on-going service that serves and benefits them, their investments and their lifestyle. We always discuss and agree any such fee before beginning any work or advice on your behalf. Clients are most often significantly financially better-off as a result.
We have all the technical expertise and experience at hand to help you achieve results, with multiple academic qualifications and over 15 years of learning and insight in investment and retirement planning. More importantly my intent is to always achieve a win-win, and am compelled to ensure clients achieve the results they want to achieve.
Below Are The Type Of People I Best Serve
If this sounds like you I would love to speak to you, and explore if we are a good fit for your financial planning. If we find that we are not I am happy to try recommend another firm that might better suit your needs
Who I Help:
People who have retired or are approaching it
Diligent savers who have already accumulated investment or pension savings of over €200,000
Clients who recognise that their lifestyle is too important to leave to chance, who seek an independent financial planner to guide them
Genuinely decent people with whom we share a mutual respect & trust
What I Do:
Work with you over the long term to help you build & preserve wealth
Help you avoid mistakes, and achieve real results in investment & retirement planning
Behave in a ‘Fiduciary’ way; in your best interests at all times
Educate & provide insights to help you avoid costly mistakes
What I Don't Do:
As a truly independent planner I do not sell products or policies
I make no predictions about market performance, instead base an outlook on research and evidence
I’ll never make recommendations for you without significant research and evidence to support it
I’ll never advise you to do something that does not stand to benefit your finances and lifestyle
“The fact that Informed Decisions is genuinely independent, approachable, and does not sell ‘product’, meant that the entire focus was on linking my short, medium and long-term goals to a sound and clear financial plan. Paddy produced an excellent financial report for me, showing exactly what I needed to do, in order to achieve my goals"
“What I needed was someone who could take the time to understand my life goals, help me prepare for the future and be my Coach through the myriad of options. Not only does Informed Decisions fit this bill for me but I couldn't be happier knowing that they are independent and extremely cost effective"
“I have invested in funds for years, and was totally unaware of the fees I was paying. I then asked for real costs of any investment I might make with Informed Decisions, and got details of the relative charge compared with current charges. This info and coupled with logical, non-mysterious guidance and clear plan, meant I was happy work with them”
Informed Decisions provide us with an independent service that specifically suits both our business and our employee’s personal requirements. Their work is hallmarked by their personable approach and sound independent guidance
“Having been ‘advised’ by a sales-guy for years I was delighted to be introduced to Informed Decisions by a colleague. The biggest impact for me has been the clarity, lack of jargon and unbiased truth that I receive from them at every encounter”
Thanks Paddy, for taking the time to understand our financial situation, family priorities and vision for our future, and bringing it all together to give us a solid and realistic financial plan. All done in a very uncomplicated way, despite great attention to detail. We never thought we’d enjoy looking into our finances so much!!
B & K Barry
Clients Benefit From My Help In Finding Their ‘Why’
Your WHY is what inspires you to do the things that you do, or want to do. Whether this is to grow wealth and achieve financial freedom to allow you to do the things you want in life. Or perhaps to maintain your wealth and to know that the next generation are well catered for. For most of us our WHY is the driving force. If you don’t know what your WHY is, we will help you find it. More importantly I will also help you achieve it.
Below is an outline of the ‘Client Journey’ here at Informed Decisions
In order to provide this guidance Informed Decisions Limited is regulated and authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland. As a client you are protected by Consumer Protection Code. We are insured to help individual clients, business owners, and directors with their investment and retirement planning
For a no-obligation initial call with me, call 041-9888043 or click ‘Contact Paddy’
Training & Coaching
As a qualified coach, trainer and leadership facilitator I get huge satisfaction from supporting others in the financial services profession to help more clients.
Anything which allows me the opportunity to shift the dial in terms of the client experience and outcomes is of interest to me. I work only with groups of financial planners and advisors that are trying to add real value to clients and have the clients’ interests at heart.
I do a range of full-day, half-day training events and conferences, all of which are bespoke and created with the client’s objectives in mind. I gain a huge level of satisfaction from helping credible advisors to achieve their goals, and in turn to help their clients achieve theirs.
As of 2018 I was appointed as Ireland’ only Ambassador for the ‘Transparency Task Force‘ This non-profit community of financial professionals strives to increase the levels of transparency and clarity for consumers of financial services. My intent in being an Ambassador is to try to play a small part in ensuring that this profession, which I believe adds huge value to society, still exists in 10, 20 years and beyond.
In addition to this I am an active volunteer presenter of the ‘Money Skills For Life Programme’ which is run by the state funded Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). This ‘talk’ provides free financial information and education to employees in the workplace and other groups in seminars of 1-hour. I deliver on average of 4 of these in workplaces offices per year.
List Of Qualification:
Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), 2005 – Present
Qualified Retirement Planning Advisor (RPA), 2009 – Present
Qualified Personal General Insurance (APA), 2011 – Present
Master-Trainer, 2012- Present
Qualified Executive Coach, 2016 – Present
Covey Leadership Facilitator, 2017 – Present
Kinder Life Financial Planning, 2019….On-going