Irish Financial Independence & Personal Finance Podcast

Irish Financial Independence Podcast

Welcome! My name is Michael and I am on a journey towards financial independence.

In 2018 I started my 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.

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 can cover our annual expenses - at that point, we will be truly financially independent.

I record podcast episodes and provide monthly updates on progress in blog format. Join me as I discuss my journey towards financial independence and hear about the challenges and successes I have along the way.

You can also sign up to my monthly newsletter for free and receive regular updates from me to your inbox!


Latest Portfolio Update

December 2022 Portfolio Update

Tuesday, 3rd January 2023

2022 was my fifth year pursuing FIRE and in terms of financials, was my best FI year to date. We added €120k to our portfolio and saw our portfolio rise from around €220k at the start of the year to €343k by the end of the year. While the numbers look great, I have been reflecting in December over my work-life balance in general.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Why I Buy Property

Friday, 27th January 2023

In this episode, Michael shares his reasons why he has been buying rental properties.  He explains that while landlords are currently leaving the property market, he is buying and his reasons for doing so.

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The Great FIRE Myth

Friday, 13th January 2023

In this episode, Michael discusses the great myth or lie about the FIRE movement, the notion of early retirement.  He mentions that most people that achieve FIRE don't actually retire in the traditional sense and continue bringing in some form of income.

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Money Principles with Jesse Borst

Friday, 30th December 2022

In this episode, Michael talks with Jesse Borst from Money Principles. Jesse is a professional investor and has his own Youtube Channel, where he shares tips on financial freedom, personal finance and covers topics such as generational wealth.

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