The Irish FIRE Podcast
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

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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

Ep 32: Should you cruise your way to financial independence

Ep 32: Should you cruise your way to financial independence

October 8, 2019

In this episode, Michael explores a concept known as cruise FI - where you focus your energy on building a large pension pot which you can then access in retirement. Once you have that retirement saving, you can then relax, knowing that you have the large pension available.

Michael crunches the numbers when it comes to putting €500 per month into a pension from the age of 30. He also gives a summary of how he plans to cruise his way to FI through using a pension.

Show notes:
To view free events that you can attend visit:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/events

Ep 31: How to get started on your financial independence journey

Ep 31: How to get started on your financial independence journey

October 1, 2019

In this episode Michael lists the 7 steps that he followed when he started pursuing financial independence. Michael tackles the "how" to FI, and gives practical steps for you to get started on your own FI journey.

Show Notes:

Rich Dad Poor Dad:
https://amzn.to/2mEsgxG

A Simple Path to Wealth:
https://amzn.to/2nsaKwX

Money Master the Game:
https://amzn.to/2o6RIw0

Come and join Michael at an event:
https://www.firepodcast.ie/events

Ep 30: Talking money with Aoife Gaffney

Ep 30: Talking money with Aoife Gaffney

September 26, 2019

In this episode, Michael talks to Aoife Gaffney, AKA Prudence Money Penny. Aoife is a Certified Behavioural Money Coach (CMC), Accredited Business All Stars Thought Leader, professional speaker and writer and former financial adviser.

Michael interviews Aoife about a person's relationship with money, how you can improve your view point with money and just share general tips and advise when it comes to managing money!

Quotes from the episode:

"The different between an opinion and a pizza, is you opt for a pizza."

"A bargain is only a bargain if you needed the thing in the first place and you had planned to pay full price for it."

"The word budget doesn't sit right with me.... we call it a personal spending plan."

"Make spending decisions based on a plan, not whats in your bank balance."

"I see money as a friend... if you only spoke to them once a year, they're not going to hang around... "

Show Notes:

Cork Financial Independence Meet Up Group:
https://www.meetup.com/Financial-Independence-Ireland-Cork

Link to Aoife's books on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prudence-Moneypenny/e/B00VDGJMG8?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1569489209&sr=1-1

Email Aiofe: [email protected] 

For events and webinars visit:
www.firepodcast.ie/events

Ep 29: Why my investment portfolio is so unconventional

Ep 29: Why my investment portfolio is so unconventional

September 23, 2019

In this episode, Michael explores the different tax rules around investments in Ireland and explain why he invests in certain assets based on the tax rates.

He explains that tax rates are all about incentives and explores the good and bad investments based on tax rates.

He highlights three investment tools that are tax efficient - pensions, capital gains tax and corporate tax - and explores options around each of these.

Show Notes

For events and webinars visit:
www.firepodcast.ie/events

Ep 28: Multiple Income Potentials

Ep 28: Multiple Income Potentials

September 20, 2019

In this episode, Michael explores the idea of building potential income streams, in the hope that if one of them takes off, the upside payoff will give unlimited potential.

He talks about why he made the decision to work part time - in the hope of using more of his time to work on various projects which might have a bigger upside in the long run.

Michael mentions how financial Independence isn't just a financial journey, its a personal discovery journey!

He talks about how to leverage other people's time and focus on taking baby steps to shift your focus from a single income steam, to multiple income steams.

Show Notes

For events and webinars visit:
www.firepodcast.ie/events