The Irish FIRE Podcast
Ep 63: Financial Independence with Dave G

Ep 63: Financial Independence with Dave G

November 6, 2020

Michael interviews Dave G, a co-host of the Limerick FI meet up group.

Dave is based in Newcastle West, in Co. Limerick.  Dave is originally from the UK and is a PAYE earner.  He has a unique FIRE journey is looking to become FI through real estate investing.

During the interview, we talk mindset, investing and how Dave keeps motivated on this FIRE journey.

Show Notes:

Check out Dave's website at:
https://www.firedave.com

Dave and I both took part in the FIRE HQ event:
https://www.firehq.ie

Limerick FI Meet Up Group
https://www.meetup.com/financial-indepdence-limerick

Be sure to visit:
https://www.firepodcast.ie

Ep 62: Embracing Frugality

Ep 62: Embracing Frugality

October 22, 2020

In this episode, Michael mentions how his family embraced frugality and how they were able to reduce their expenses by a significant amount.

He gives specific examples and leaves the episode with a challenge for you to take with you on how you can start embracing frugality.

Show Notes:

Buy a ticket for Fire HQ - www.firehq.ie

Pete Adeney (Mr. Money Mustache) - Full Talk at WDS 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BDWih309wc

Become an Irish FIRE Podcast member at:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/register

Ep 61: Name Your Sacrifice

Ep 61: Name Your Sacrifice

September 7, 2020

In this episode, Michael discusses the sacrifices one needs to make when pursuing financial independence.  He relates it back to his own decision and mentions why he realised that his time freedom movement was taking him away from his ultimate goal of becoming FI.

Show Notes

Fire HQ - Online FIRE Event:
https://www.firehq.ie

Mad Fientist - FI Laboratory
https://lab.madfientist.com

Savings Calculator
https://calculator.me/savings

Become an Irish FIRE Podcast member at:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/register

Ep 60: Talking Financial Independence with Ken, from the Humble Penny

Ep 60: Talking Financial Independence with Ken, from the Humble Penny

August 17, 2020

In this episode, Michael talks with Ken, who runs the blog "The Humble Penny".

Ken is based in the UK and become financially independence at aged 34.  Topics covered in the interview include:

1. How Ken and his family were able to become financially independence within 10 years, through investments, multiple cashflow streams and businesses.
2. How can you use two hours per day to create a dream life.
3. How do you keep your get up and go and learn from your mistakes?
4. How do you deal with fame and finding the courage to put yourself out there?
5. Is your house an asset?  Should you pay off your mortgage, or invest?

Show Notes

The Humble Penny - https://thehumblepenny.com

Ken's Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAPVmQ4JF4ZWKVazSOmGFQ

Gathering Dreams - https://gatheringdreams.com

Financial Joy Academy - https://financialjoyacademy.com

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Ep 59: Buying an Investment Property with No Deposit

Ep 59: Buying an Investment Property with No Deposit

August 4, 2020

In this episode, Michael provides specific details about how he was able to put a deal together to use equity from his home to purchase an investment property in Ireland.

Show Notes:

The Mortgage Broker:
Hugh Mulcahy - https://www.fcfs.ie/team/hugh-mulcahy/

 

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https://www.firepodcast.ie/register

Ep 58: Talking Property with Gavin J Gallagher

Ep 58: Talking Property with Gavin J Gallagher

July 27, 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.

Quotes from the Episode:

"If you go into it blind, you can lose your shirt in this [property] business"... "I wouldn't rush into this with your eyes closed."

"Be the Dealmaker."

"This [property] is a team business."

"The first deal is the best you will do, because of the tight learning curve."

Show Notes:

Gavin's Website:
https://gavinjgallagher.com

Gavin's Podcast (Behind the Facade):
https://podtail.com/en/podcast/behind-the-facade/

 

Become an Irish FIRE Podcast member at:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/register

Ep57: The Realities of Dealing with Bad Investments

Ep57: The Realities of Dealing with Bad Investments

July 14, 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.

He explains how he over-engineered financial independence and how while he initially freed up time by working part time, that free time was quickly taken away by over committing to too many ventures.

The episode provides some good advise - hopefully you can learn from his mistakes!

Ep 56: The Four Pillars of Success

Ep 56: The Four Pillars of Success

June 23, 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.

Show Notes:

For more information about the Love Trees Co-Op:
https://www.lovetrees.ie

Become an Irish FIRE Podcast member at:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/register

Ep 55: Talking Financial Independence with Alan Donegan

Ep 55: Talking Financial Independence with Alan Donegan

June 5, 2020

In this special first anniversary episode, Michael talks with Alan Donegan, a 41 year old entrepreneur from the UK, who became financially independent 18 months ago.

Alan runs the Pop Up Business School and has helped teach thousands of people how to get started in the business world.

This is a raw, honest interview with Alan, where he explains how he was able to become financially independent and what life is like for him now.

Show Notes:

Tony Robbins - Notes from a Friend:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/074340937X/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#ace-g1653177716

JL Collins - A Simple Path of Wealth
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Simple-Path-Wealth-financial-independence/dp/1533667926/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1AW50L0NBSZG2&dchild=1&keywords=jl+collins+simple+path+to+wealth&qid=1591262032&s=books&sprefix=jl+collins%2Cstripbooks%2C139&sr=1-1

Quit like a Millionaire
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quit-Like-Millionaire-Gimmicks-Required/dp/0525538690/ref=sr_1_1?crid=NA1CUG0DQBOA&dchild=1&keywords=quit+like+a+millionaire&qid=1591262055&s=books&sprefix=quit+like+a+%2Cstripbooks%2C147&sr=1-1

Alan's Blog
https://www.alandonegan.com/

Pop up Business School
https://www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/

Listen to more of Alan's podcast - The Rebel Entrepreneur Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/rebel-entrepreneur/id1506404790

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https://www.firepodcast.ie/register

Ep 54: Realisations of 2020

Ep 54: Realisations of 2020

May 25, 2020

In this episode, Michael reveals his realisations of 2020 and the changes he has made in response to learning from COVID 19.

Apologies again for the sound quality on this episode, will have it fixed for the next episode.

Show Notes:

Open an account with Coinbase and get a €9 bonus:
https://www.coinbase.com/join/hought_o2

Latest Update on Forestry Crowd:
https://www.forestrycrowd.com

Mortgage Broker - Get in touch with Hugh
First Choice Financial Services
https://www.fcfs.ie/team/hugh-mulcahy

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