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."
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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.
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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.
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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... "
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