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

February 2021 Portfolio Update

Thursday, 4th March 2021

February saw a record month for my passive income and I technically was FI from my portfolio + passive into in February. While this is obviously great news, I'm not getting the party hats out just yet - as passive income can also be quiet volatile, and I think February was a bit of an outlier.

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Latest Podcasts

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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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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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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