Irish Financial Independence & Personal Finance Podcast

Irish Financial Independence Podcast

Welcome to The Irish FIRE Podcast. My name is Michael and I am on a journey towards financial independence.

Originally from New Zealand and now living in Ireland, I am happily married and a father of three boys!

In 2017 I made the decision to start to journey towards financial freedom. I was sick of selling my time for money and realised that through the power of compounding interest, I could work towards financial independence. In a three year period from 2018 to 2020 I grew my portfolio to over €140,000.

For me, the most important thing my money can buy is freedom for myself and my family. My ultimate goal is to build a portfolio that produces enough monthly income to cover my monthly expenses - at that point, I will be truly financially independent.

I also enjoy podcasting and blogging on financal independence. Join me as I discuss my journey towards financial independence and hear about the challenges and successes I have along the way.


FI Projection

Current Portfolio Value: ~€149,500

FI Goal: €600,000

Overall Progress


Projected Time to Reach FI: 5 Years, 8 months

Current Savings Rate: 70%

Read my full portfolio history.


Latest Podcasts

Episode 65: Should I set up a company for my investments?

Saturday, 16th January 2021

In the first episode of 2021, Michael announces that the format of the show for 2021 will change slightly. Michael will answer questions he gets on financial independence from listeners this year - typically answering two or three questions per episode.

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Episode 64: Saying No to 50% Tax

Monday, 7th December 2020

In this episode, Michael discusses the strategies he has adopted to reduce his tax bill.  He explains how he is able to reduce his actual effective personal tax rate to less than 9% living in Ireland (a high tax country).

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Episode 63: Financial Independence with Dave G

Friday, 6th November 2020

Michael interviews Dave G, a co-host of the Limerick FI meet up group. Dave is based in Newcastle West, in Co. Limerick. Dave is originally from the UK and is a PAYE earner. He has a unique FIRE journey is looking to become FI through real estate investing.

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Latest Articles

A Guide to Getting the Support You Need as a Solopreneur

Tuesday, 26th November 2019

Solopreneurship is one of the most attractive ways of achieving financial independence and work-life balance. You get to choose your own hours and be your own boss, with your success and income limited only by what you can achieve. However, going at it alone means taking on a huge amount of work. What they don’t often tell you is that most successful solopreneurs know how to look for support, whether it be in the form of tech or other people, in order to focus their efforts on what they do best.

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Tailoring your FIRE journey to your lifestyle

Saturday, 19th October 2019

There’s no denying that the FIRE movement is gaining popularity around the world, but it’s important to keep in mind that what works in one country, may not work for them all. Here are a few tips to apply your FIRE journey in Ireland to your lifestyle.

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Latest Testimonials

Joao - Portugal

23rd September 2019

Been listening to your podcast for some time now, and greatly appreciate both the solo and the ones with guests. I think you're doing great traversing the somewhat unexplored European jungle of the FIRE mindset

Senan - Lucan

13th September 2019

I’ve been listening to your podcast for the last few months and have never been so excited about money and thinking of the future!


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