The Irish FIRE Podcast
Ep 65: Should I set up a company for my investments?

Ep 65: Should I set up a company for my investments?

January 16, 2021

In the first episode of 2021, Michael announces that the format of the show for 2021 will change slightly.  Michael will answer questions he gets on financial independence from listeners this year - typically answering two or three questions per episode.

Michael gives a quick update on his own financial journey, before answering the following questions in this episode:

1. Should I set up a company to use as a vehicle for my investments?

2. Should I fear market crashes?

3. When it comes to calculating your FI number, how do I handle extra expenses in the future?  Does this just mean that FI is pushed out further down the track, or is there another way of dealing with this?

Email me your FIRE questions to [email protected].

Show Notes:

Take a look at the "Irish Savers Action Group" - who are actively talking to TDs to change and encourage tax incentives on savings and investments:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/255087048882194

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https://www.firepodcast.ie

Ep 64: Saying No to 50% Tax

Ep 64: Saying No to 50% Tax

December 7, 2020

In this episode, Michael discusses the strategies he has adopted to reduce his tax bill.  He explains how he is able to reduce his actual effective personal tax rate to less than 9% living in Ireland (a high tax country).

He also gives an update on his investment portfolio as at December 2020.

Show Notes:

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https://www.firepodcast.ie

 

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

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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

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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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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/

 

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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

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https://www.firepodcast.ie/register

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