Paul Barry, Financial Advisor

Portsmouth, NH

Paul Barry

I have been an investment advisor for 27 years. I view myself not just as a financial advisor, but as an advocate for the investor. The mission of One Day In July matches my ethics and fuels my enthusiasm.

New Hampshire Financial Advisor

I grew up outside of Boston in a loving, working-class family of ten kids. Our parents instilled the values of hard work, education and above all compassion in all of their children, resulting in fourteen college and graduate degrees and much volunteering. I entered the University of New Hampshire as an art major and graduated in 1988 with a business degree. I bring a bit of both disciplines to my career as a financial advisor.

I've lived on the New Hampshire seacoast since 1999, helping to raise three wonderful and active sons: Jack, Owen and Will. With two in college (Virginia Tech and NYU) and one at Exeter High School, life as a busy dad is hectic but joyful. When not watching hockey or lacrosse games, I can be found surfing at Jenness Beach or skiing in the White Mountains.

Seasoned Professional, Client-Focused, Fiduciary

After a successful career at two of the largest investment firms in the world - twenty-one years at Merrill Lynch, three at Wells Fargo Advisors - advising individuals and corporations on investment matters, I am excited to be part of One Day In July, a firm that serves clients in an ethical and transparent manner. My business motto is: "Lowering fees, raising standards." Each client is an individual, with a unique story, set of goals, and portfolio. I understand my clients' needs and goals, and they know that I devote quality time to get them where they need - and want - to be.

Community Counts

I deeply value helping my community. Currently, I am involved with the following organizations:
• CASA NH, Guardian ad Litem - Advocating for abused children in NH courts/foster care systems
Non profit organizations that I have served over the years: • Community Child Care Center, Portsmouth - Past Board Member
• Hampton Youth Athletic Association - Flag Football coach, eight years
• Education for All Children EFAC. Sponsor, Past Board Member
• 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, Past Board Member

Past Volunteer Positions:
• NH State Board of Mental Health Practice, member
• Exeter Hospital United-in-Wellness Committee - Co-chair

"Jeopardy" and Other Fun Facts

In 2001 I fulfilled a childhood dream when I competed on the game show "Jeopardy." I am also an avid surfer - even during the NH winter!

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University of New Hampshire


Somerville, Massachusetts

Where I Live Now

Exeter, New Hampshire

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