Irish Financial Independence & Personal Finance Podcast

I Don't Really Want to Retire Early - Interview with Tom - Part 2

Monday 15th January 2024

In this episode, Michael continues his conversation with Tom, a 26 year old pharmaceutical salesperson based in Wexford.

In part two, we cover:

- Tom discussed the power of the flexible work place and reasons not to worry about retiring early if you love your job.
- Why the real journey from FIRE is to build a life you around work, rather than trying to escape from work.
- Why the RE of FIRE is really just about leaving the 9-5 grind, more so than retiring in the traditional sense.
- Michael compares his life from 2017 to today - to highlight how FIRE has changed his life.
- Tom discusses how he plans to adjust his life for potentially having a family one day.
- Tom discusses his financial education and how he discovered the FIRE movement.
- Tom discusses property and why he likes investing in property
- Tom and Michael give their opinion on cryptocurrency
- Tom and Michael discuss compound interest.

Show Notes:

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