About Gwen Clarke Financial Advisor
This part of my life, these personal experiences of Finance, drove me to become a financial advisor. It enabled me to help others in the same situations- to help them plan so they wouldn’t have to encounter similar circumstances.
When I was 18 I got my first “serious” job in Bank of Ireland. I loved it from the very first day. It was, and still is a fast world constantly changing and moving forward. As time, went on, I was going through my own life events. I got married and like everybody else, we struggled to get our first mortgage. Next, we needed a car and for that our first car loan. Even though it is was full of rust and the engine wasn’t great, we loved it. After going through the process of planning for all of this myself, I understand each of my clients thoughts and worries. It enables me to help them through that with empathy and compassion.
My interest in pensions started when I watched my family struggle when at the age of 68 my father’s pension died with him. Leaving my mum and my family without that security. What infuriated me was that he’d paid his pension all of this life. And even though he retired at age 65, two years later all that money died with him! If only we had known there could have been another way… He never thought to build in protection for my mother who was 10 years younger than him. This part of my life, these personal experiences of Finance, drove me to become a financial advisor. It enabled me to help others in the same situations- to help them plan so they wouldn’t have to encounter similar circumstances.
If you have a good plan, which is unique to you- tailor made for your present and your future, then you can grant yourself some peace of mind for now and for then!