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.

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 record podcast episodes at least once a month, so join me as I discuss my journey towards financial independence and hear about the challenges and successes I have along the way.

I also publish my portfolio updates on a monthly basis. You can also register as a member for free and receive a monthly newsletter when you subscribe.


Latest Portfolio Update

March 2021 Portfolio Update

Sunday, 11th April 2021

I mentioned last month that the passive income for February was likely an outlier, and this has proven to be true. I learned first hand that passive income isn't something that can truly be relied on long term. March was a month of changes, and in the end, it was a good month overall.

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Latest Podcasts

Episode 68: Selling up and moving to the Canaries

Wednesday, 24th March 2021

In this episode, Michael answers a question from Sinead, who has recently sold up her property in Ireland and has moved to the Canaries.

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Episode 67: The Irish Savers Action Group Interview

Saturday, 20th February 2021

In this episode, Michael interviews Sean and Sinead from The Irish Savers Action Group (ISAG) Interview. They are on a mission to promote financial literacy and to push positive progressive changes in the Irish investment tax rates.

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Episode 66: Passive Income - The Alternative Way to FIRE?

Thursday, 28th January 2021

In this episode, Michael explores an alternative way to becoming financially independent - by building passive income streams. Michael defines passive income as any income that isn't generated directly to your time (e.g. selling your time for money).

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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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