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Tailoring your FIRE journey to your lifestyle

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.

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How you can teach your kids about finances

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

As an entrepreneur and a father of three, I’m always thinking about how I can teach my kids how money and the business world works. At ages two, five, and eight, some might say that it’s too early to teach kids about money, but it’s actually never too early to plant seeds which will help them be more financially savvy than their peers. This article highlights a few ways to help your kids learn about financial independence.

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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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My Financial Independence Interview with Paddy Delaney

Friday, 10th May 2019

I was fortunate enough recently to appear on a podcast interview with Paddy Delaney from Informed Decisions - Ireland’s #1 personal financial blog. I’ve been a long time follower of Paddy’s advise, so it was a real privilege to appear on his show.

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Review of my first full year of investing - 2018

Thursday, 25th April 2019

This article is going to look back on the last 12 months and share my investing experience. Investing should be simple, but when it's your first time around it seems so much more complicated.

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Stop trying to pay your mortgage off faster

Tuesday, 20th November 2018

Recently, I spoke to a friend who had been to an event focusing on tips to help pay off your mortgage earlier. The first thing I thought was, why would you want to worry about paying off your mortgage faster? Read about why I think your better to invest the extra cash.

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What's so scary about investing?

Sunday, 4th November 2018

Are you afraid to start investing? This article takes a look at what it takes to make that initial investment and take the leap to become an investor.

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How to start off on the financial independence journey?

Sunday, 21st October 2018

It might sound like a crazy idea to think that you could stop working for money (e.g having a job) in a few years. But the truth is, it isn't as hard as you might think! Being financially independent is all about controlling your monthly cash flow – how much passive income you have coming in verses the expenses you have going out.

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