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. In 2018 I was able to invest €46,000 towards my portfolio. I am on track to add another €46,000 to my portfolio in 2019.

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. 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.

I will continue to grow my portfolio on a monthly basis and you can track my progress here. 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 also enjoy podcasting and blogging on financal independence. Join me as I discuss my journey towards financial independence and hear about the challenges and successes I have along the way.


Latest Podcasts

Episode 26: All you need to know about active and passive FOREX trading

Wednesday, 11th September 2019

In this episode, Michael shares some of his knowledge on the FOREX trading industry. He looks at various options around active and passive FOREX trading.

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Episode 25: Talking Pensions with Ralph Benson from Moneycube

Wednesday, 11th September 2019

In this episode, Michael talks to Ralph Benson from Moneycube. Ralph is on a mission to add more transparency to pensions and investment products.

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Episode 24: Pay off debt or invest... how about both!

Friday, 6th September 2019

In this episode, Michael tackles the question of should you focus of paying debt (or your mortgage) quicker by making extra repayments, or should you invest.

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Latest Articles

How to take your first step into the investing world

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Taking your first step into the investing world isn’t going to be as difficult as you might think. I would definitely recommend the peer to peer investing world as a great place to start.

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Think with your head, not your heart: taking the emotion out of home ownership

Tuesday, 18th June 2019

Buying a house can be such an emotional decision. Too often, we forget to see the bigger picture – that this is actually going to cost money each month for a very, very long time. Too often we’re quick to make decisions about property for emotional reasons and we don't always factor in those financial reasons. If you’re going to achieve financial independence, the type of house that you’re living in will have a major impact on that. So if you’re looking for housing or trying to get on the property ladder, or if you’re on the ladder and considering an upgrade, then try and think with your head, as well as your heart.

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Latest Testimonials

Donal - Cork

26th August 2019

Amazing content and insight - your podcasts are like my thoughts and goals articulated clearly in a New Zealand accent.


23rd August 2019

It is great to come across someone doing this and sharing their experience in Ireland.


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