The Irish FIRE Podcast
Ep 42: The Opportunist Butterfly

Ep 42: The Opportunist Butterfly

November 12, 2019

In this episode, Michael explores what can happen when you start to take opportunities, and the long term impact that that has when you start to take opportunities.  He gives examples from his own hockey coaching business, as well as other examples.

Quotes from the episode:

“Probably some of the best things that have ever happened to you in life, happened because you said yes to something. Otherwise things just sort of stay the same.”
Danny Wallace, Yes Man

“The only time you have no opportunities is when you decide to stop taking them.”
Danny Wallace, Yes Man
 

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Ep 41: How Not to Start a Business

Ep 41: How Not to Start a Business

November 8, 2019

In this episode, Michael lists the common errors he sees when it comes to starting a business.  He lists some of the common errors, and then gives his advise on how to start a business quickly and more effectively.

He gives his own examples of how he has been able to start projects quickly.

Show Notes

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Ep 40: How I became Financially Independent with Robert White

Ep 40: How I became Financially Independent with Robert White

November 5, 2019

In this episode, Michael talks with Robert White. Robert is in his 30's and he and his wife Emma became financially independence in 2015.

Robert is from Romania originally, but worked in Germany for a few years on his path to FI.

In the interview, we talk about how Robert & Emma were able to become financially independent, we talk about how he was able to start side hustles and earn extra income. Robert gives away his secret to how he was able to launch so many side businesses so quickly.

We talk in the interview about what Robert is doing now - and how life is different to him now since he became financially independent.

Show Notes:

Money Club - Free event on the 12th of November:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/money-club-networking-event-in-dublin-tickets-77078839885

Robert White Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/mrwwlcb

Contact Robert at:
[email protected]

Checkout FIRE Hub:
https://firehub.eu/

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/firehub.eu/

Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fire.europe/

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Ep 39: Robert Kiyosaki VS Financial Independence

Ep 39: Robert Kiyosaki VS Financial Independence

November 1, 2019

In this episode Michael looks at some of the lessons that Robert Kiyosaki teaches and compares them against the FI movement.

For example, Robert says:

"Saving is for losers."
"The sharemarket is nothing but a ponzi scheme."
"Debt is good if its good debt."

Michael explores this against what others in the FI community say, and then gives his own story about what he is trying to do based on Robert Kiyosaki's advise.

Show Notes:

Money Club - Free event on the 12th of November:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/money-club-networking-event-in-dublin-tickets-77078839885

Money Mindset event:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/event/money-mindset-november-2019

Link to purchase Rich Dad Poor Dad:
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Link to updated portfolio:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/portfolio

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Ep 38: Financial Independence with Mrs Money Hacker

Ep 38: Financial Independence with Mrs Money Hacker

October 30, 2019

In this episode, Michael talks with Meagan from Mrs Money Hacker.  Meagan covers loads of great information, including:

- Her own background and how she is potentially 5 years away from FI.
- How her family is dealing with FI with a new baby and how she is reducing her expenses with a family.
- The environment and FI.  How Meagan tries to reduce her carbon footprint while saving money!
- Being an employee VS being a contractor - and the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Show Notes:

Meagan's Blog:
https://mrsmoneyhacker.com/

Cork FI Meet up:
https://www.meetup.com/Financial-Independence-Ireland-Cork

Quit like a Millionaire Book:
https://amzn.to/2PzeWXk

Episode Sponsor - Mintos. Cash back bonus:
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Events:
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Ep 37: What I learnt from the Madrid FIRE 2019 Conference

Ep 37: What I learnt from the Madrid FIRE 2019 Conference

October 25, 2019

In this episode, Michael provides feedback from what he learnt at the Madrid FIRE 2019 conference.

Quotes from the episode:

"Financial Independence isn't about money. Money is a tool to give you freedom with your time."

"Financial Independence is about spending all your money!"

"The best thing I can be doing for my kids, is not leaving them my money... but teaching them how to become financially independent."

Show Notes:

Money Mindset Webinar:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/event/money-mindset-november-2019

Episode Sponsor - Mintos. Cash back bonus:
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Ep 36: Financial Independence as an employee, with Alvar Damen

Ep 36: Financial Independence as an employee, with Alvar Damen

October 22, 2019

In this episode, Michael talks to Alvar Damen. Alvar is a co host of the Financial Independence Europe podcast, is 26 years old and originally from The Netherlands, currently living in Scotland.

Alvar talks about how he is trying to archive FI as an employee. He talks about some travel hacks that he has and touches on how important side projects are for him. He gives some examples of various side hustles that one could start.

He also talks about his FI number and the types of investments he has and how him and his girlfriend work together on their FI journey.

Show Notes:

Mad Fientist Spreadhsheet:
https://www.madfientist.com/financial-independence-spreadsheet/

MMM - Spreadsheet to rule them all:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T6RgJnzZo1bdGHA0a5JBQqqSSEPX2xDrCT5zioWr9z8/edit

Getting in touch with Alvar at FI Europe Podcast:
Website: https://financial-independence.eu/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/financialindependenceeurope/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/financialindependenceeurope/?ref=FIeuropetopnav
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fieurope
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fieurope

Events:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/events

Ep 35: The 3 paths to financial independence

Ep 35: The 3 paths to financial independence

October 18, 2019

In this episode, Michael lists the three potential paths to financial independence in Ireland. He explores a new path which he hasn't considered before, after talking to a person at the Limerick FI Meet Up who had recently retired by pursuing this method.

Show Notes

The Money Mindset November Webinar:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/event/money-mindset-november-2019

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

Ep 34: Peer to Peer Lending, with David Jelly from Property Bridges

Ep 34: Peer to Peer Lending, with David Jelly from Property Bridges

October 15, 2019

In this episode, Michael talks with David Jelly from Property Bridges. David founded Property Bridges in 2018 and has seen it grow to over 2,000 investors.

David shares his knowledge of the peer to peer lending space - both in Ireland and within Europe.

David also shares about an exciting development that Property Bridges is working on - which will allow Irish investors to invest in Property Bridges through a pension!

Show Notes:
Link to Property Bridges:
https://www.propertybridges.ie

Social Media Accounts:
https://www.facebook.com/propertybridges
https://www.linkedin.com/company/property-bridges/
https://twitter.com/PropertyBridges
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuaAVhgCb2JllZSj64arrwQ

Link to the Money Mindset Webinar Event:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/event/money-mindset-november-2019

Ep 33: Happiness VS Financial Independence

Ep 33: Happiness VS Financial Independence

October 11, 2019

In this episode, Michael explores the idea that happiness and financial independence is a trade off.

He challenges the listener to start living their life as if they were retired, and to start doing the things that they want to do now - rather than waiting until retirement.

Show Notes:

Mad Fientist Article:
https://www.madfientist.com/best-and-worst-about-fi

Events:
To book in for the Pension Aware event, visit:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/events