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

October 2022 Portfolio Update

Tuesday, 1st November 2022

Back in 2017 our family was deep in the rat race. I was working 8 hours per day as a freelance software developer and we had a spending problem. Money was coming in, but going out even faster. After learning about FIRE, it all made sense - if we can reduce our expenses, increase our income and save the difference, I can finally get away from working 8 hours per day managing multiple clients and dealing with multiple problems per day.

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Latest Podcasts

My Top 10 FIRE Regrets

Friday, 18th November 2022

In this episode, Michael reflects on his FIRE journey over the last 5 years and lists the top 10 regrets that he has had to date.

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All Roads Lead to Semi Retirement

Saturday, 5th November 2022

In this episode, Michael gives an update on his overall FIRE progress and explains why semi-retirement will likely be the best path for his FIRE journey.

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Dealing with the Daily Grind

Wednesday, 21st September 2022

In this episode, Michael describes daily working life for him. He briefly described what has happened to him work life over the last 12 months or so and explains how he handles getting through the daily grind. He discusses how he views work and how he comes up with early exit strategies in the event that he decides that the daily grid isn't worth it.

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