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What does a Bear Market mean for Investors?

November 26, 2018

What’s a “Bear Market”? A bear market happens when widespread pessimism leads to falling stock prices. During a bear market, prices tend to fall by a significant amount over an extended period of time which, according to the Wall Street rule of thumb, is usually when stock prices fall by 20% or more. This is […]

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Are you ready to retire – Part 2

November 16, 2018

How can you prepare for life after work?   If you can, take control of when you retire It’s a good idea to think about when you when to retire or what season to retire. Apparently, the best season to leave the workplace is in spring or summer. It makes sense! It’s easier to be […]

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Are you ready to retire – Part 1

November 16, 2018

There’s been a lot in the media of late about Pensions and the state of the nation’s pension pot. While financial security is crucial for a successful retirement, make sure you don’t neglect the non-financial considerations that make for a happy retirement. You might want to retire before your 65, you might want to retire […]

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Rebuilding your finances after divorce / death

October 23, 2018

This is likely to be an extremely difficult time in your life and potentially you are managing your finances for the first time. Firstly the best advice we can give you is to start today; no more procrastinating. The first step is sometimes the most difficult to take.   Make a list of your short […]

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Your People. Your Business. Seminar Thursday 27th September 2018 from 2pm, Galmont Hotel Galway.

September 19, 2018

O’Leary Financial Planning recognises that as a business owner it can be hard to stay on top of the key employment issues affecting your business, so we’d like to invite you to our Employment Seminar on the 27th September.   Your People. Your Business. Takes place at the Galmont Hotel, Lough Atalia, Galway on Thursday […]

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Sell in May and go away? Probably not!

August 28, 2018

By Jim Power   There is an old adage in equity markets that one should ‘sell in May and go away’. This is predicated on the view that one would be sensible to get out of equity markets at the end of May and buy back at the end of the Summer holidays in early […]

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Financial Tips for Soon to be Parents

July 4, 2018

Starting a family is a wonderful and exciting chapter in anyone’s life, but it also means adjusting to a whole new lifestyle, so a little planning can go a long way towards helping you remain in control of your money. The birth of your first child can put your financial plans awry if you don’t […]

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Financial Planning Matters for Everyone

June 12, 2018

It’s never too early or even too late to set out your financial objectives for now and the future. Knowing what you have and how your spending it, then putting a financial plan in place is essential to ensure you have enough in the bucket for the life you want. We’ve set out a ‘Financial […]

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Protect your business against the loss of its most crucial assets, your key people.

May 4, 2018

You’ve built a successful business, that’s supporting your family and providing you with a pretty good lifestyle. You’re proud of what you’ve achieved and are looking at further growth and possible expansion in the future. So what happens to your business if things don’t go to plan? You don’t think twice about insuring your business […]

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You can’t manage what you don’t measure!

April 12, 2018

This statement is true for any aspect of your life, but none more appropriate than your finances.   Have you been overspending lately? Do you need to start saving a little bit more? The first thing to do is record ALL your spending by writing it down in a notebook for one month. If you […]

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All content provided in the above blog posts is intended for information purposes only and should not be interpreted as financial advice. You should always obtain your own independent financial and legal advice based on your own particular circumstances, before entering any financial contract.