The Irish FIRE Podcast
My Top 10 FIRE Regrets

My Top 10 FIRE Regrets

November 18, 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.

From Peer to Peer Lending, too much money in his pension, Forex Trading, Passive Income, Scalable Businesses, having to many companies and more!

Show Notes

Check out the Co-Op I Co-Founded:
https://www.andulra.ie

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All Roads Lead to Semi Retirement

All Roads Lead to Semi Retirement

November 5, 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.

Michael has spent the last 12 months increasing his savings rate considerably and with that, he has been focusing on FIRE shortcuts.  However, in 2022 with high inflation, it has made it more and more difficult when it comes to planning for early retirement.

Michael explains why semi-retirement could be the best path for most, especially as it gives a balanced approach to early retirement.

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Dealing with the Daily Grind

Dealing with the Daily Grind

September 21, 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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12 Inflation Busting Money Saving Tips

12 Inflation Busting Money Saving Tips

August 26, 2022

In this episode, Michael shares a list of 12 ideas to help reduce expenses.

With inflation running at 40 year highs, reducing expenses can be a great way to tackle the impact on inflation.

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Show Notes

Article on  upgrading to a more economic car:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/march-2022-portfolio-update

Article on Solar Panel Investment:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/july-2022-portfolio-update

Dolphin Utilities:
https://dolphinutilities.com

Buying Property in 2022

Buying Property in 2022

June 10, 2022

In this episode, Michael shares his story of buying an investment property in 2022.

He shares his high's and low's of activity looking for an investment property in Limerick - and explains what has changed in 2022 when buying a property.

Show Notes

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Flamingo FIRE - The Money Flamingo Interview

Flamingo FIRE - The Money Flamingo Interview

April 23, 2022

In this episode, Michael talks to the author of the Money Flamingo Blog.  Tina is originally from Europe and is now living in Australia.  She become "Flamingo FI" in 2020 and has been living a semi retired lifestyle since then.

Tina tells her own story, and shares her wisdom of why she adopted Flamingo FI.  As she mentions, "the real goal is the happiness that you can achieve along the path [to FI]".

Show Notes:
Check out Tina's blog at (and join her newsletter):
https://www.moneyflamingo.com

Coast FI Grid
https://www.moneyflamingo.com/coast-fi

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Some Things Are More Important Than Money!

Some Things Are More Important Than Money!

March 22, 2022

In this episode, Michael takes a moment to reflect on the Ukraine War.  He mentions that it is hard to discuss personal finance when there is a war going on in Europe.  He talks about luck and the impact that that has on one's FIRE journey.

He mentions that it has become difficult to try to forecast investment returns over the next number of years and this makes planning for early retirement nearly impossible.  He touches on interest rates and the impact this will have on housing, as well as speculates on what might happen in the economy over the next year or two.

Show Notes:

https://www.youtube.com/thedogecoinmillionaire

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The Three Phases of FI

The Three Phases of FI

February 14, 2022

In this episode Michael discusses the three phases for FI.  Michael shares how he is currently at a full throttle FIRE stage, where he is looking to maximise his income potential.

He mentions that working hard for a full months can be worth it, if it helps you move along quickly in your FI journey, or helps to secure another significant asset, such as an investment property.

He mentions concept of the semi-retirement phase, where we look to cut back on making portfolio contributions and enjoy more time freedom.  He mentions the concept of Flamingo FIRE.

He also discusses strategies in relation to inflation, and strategies to help dealing with high inflation.

Show Notes

CPI Calculation:
https://www.cso.ie/en/interactivezone/visualisationtools/cpiinflationcalculator

Flamingo FIRE:

https://www.moneyflamingo.com

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Investment Trusts with Andrew Driver

Investment Trusts with Andrew Driver

June 5, 2021

In this special two year anniversary episode, Michael interviews Andrew Driver.  Andrew has been investing for a number of years and is well on his way to FI.

In the interview, we talk about Investment Trusts, which are a great way to get around the horrid Deemed Disposal tax that exists in Ireland.  Invest Trusts are taxed at 33% and dividends are taxed at your Income Tax Rate - so they are a tax efficient way to invest in Ireland.

Disclaimer: This interview is not financial advise - please take opinions on the interview for education purposes only.

Show Notes:

https://www.itinvestor.co.uk
https://money-makers.co/money-maker-podcasts
https://www.theaic.co.uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Financial-Times-Guide-Investment-Trusts/dp/1292232544

Where to buy investment trusts:
https://www.interactivebrokers.ie
https://www.degiro.ie

Come and Meet Andrew at the Next Limerick Meet up Group - https://www.meetup.com/financial-indepdence-limerick

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The Barista FIRE Approach

The Barista FIRE Approach

May 25, 2021

In this episode, Michael discusses The Barista FIRE Approach - the concept of building a small portfolio and letting compounding grow the portfolio while not withdrawing from the portfolio until when you retire.

Barista FIRE is a great approach to FIRE in Ireland, as its an extremely tax efficient way to approach early retirement, and still allows for an early retirement age of 55.

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