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 two year period from 2018 to 2019 I grew my portfolio to over €90,000.
For me, the most important thing my money can buy is freedom for myself and my family. In 2018 I was able to cut down from full time work to part time and at the end of 2019 was able to reduce my working hours further to around 10 hours per week. This was my first step towards freeing up my time and seeing a lifestyle change as a result of my decision to chase financial freedom.
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.
Monday, 27th July 2020
In this episode, Michael talks with Gavin J Gallagher about property. Gavin owns and operates the East Point Business Park in Dublin, but has also worked on hundreds of property deals over the last 25 years. Listen Now
Tuesday, 14th July 2020
In this episode, Michael shares his recent experiences (in story telling format) of some of his failed investments and ventures and the outcomes and downsides from dealing with the consequences. Listen Now
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020
In this episode, Michael reflects on how financial independence ties into success and how wealth is only 25% of deemed success. Michael discusses why one needs to target all four pillars of success to find true happiness and reflects on his own story about how he is applying the four pillars. Listen Now
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. Read More
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. Read More
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
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!