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My name is Michael and I am on a journey towards financial independence. Originally from New Zealand and now living in Ireland, in 2018 I started my journey towards financial independence. Join me as I discuss my journey towards financial independence and hear about the challenges and successes I have along the way.

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    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

My name is Michael and I am on a journey towards financial independence. Originally from New Zealand and now living in Ireland, in 2018 I started my journey towards financial independence. Join me as I discuss my journey towards financial independence and hear about the challenges and successes I have along the way.

    The Mrs Smart Money Interview - Part 1

    The Mrs Smart Money Interview - Part 1

    In this episode, Michael talks with Kel, AKA Mrs Smart Money, who embarked on a "No Spend Year™" in 2019. She reduced her family's expenses by over €27,000, leading her to write a best-selling book, Mindful Money: More Money, More Freedom, More Happiness, became QFA qualified and became a money coach. Since her no spend year, she has harnessed her scientific background to create a powerful coaching formula to help others build the lives they deserve.
    In part 1, Kel shares details of what led her to adopt the no spend year and how things played out as she embarked on this unconventional path.Show NotesLearn more about Kel at her website:https://www.mrssmartmoney.com
    Or you can catch up with her daily insights over on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mrssmartmoneyhqSubscribe to The Irish Fire Podcast Newsletter:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter

    • 31 min
    Good & Bad Money Spending Habits

    Good & Bad Money Spending Habits

    In this episode, Michael takes a close look at intentional money spending.  He explains how becoming good at spending money is a skill and gives examples of good and bad money spending habits.Show NotesJoin the newsletter at:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter

    • 15 min
    Travel & FIRE, with Stephen

    Travel & FIRE, with Stephen

    In this episode, Michael talks to Stephen about travel and FIRE.  Stephen is originally from Ireland but has spent time in Canada as well as countries all over the world.  Stephen spent 6 and a half years back packing around the world, while saving for FIRE.  Stephen works in hospitality, picking up jobs as he travels, traveling on a budget and saving for FI at the same time.
    These days, Stephen is semi FI and he talks with Michael about how he built this lifestyle, how he will adapt with children, offers travel advise and how he defines his FIRE lifestyle.
    Show Notes:
    Follow Stephen at:
    https://www.youtube.com/@outoftheboxtraveler
    https://www.instagram.com/outoftheboxtraveler
    JL Collins new book:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pathfinders-Extraordinary-Stories-Financial-Independence/dp/B0CKWFWF95/
    https://mrsmoneyhacker.com/
    Subscribe to the newsletter:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter

    • 41 min
    Property VS Stocks, With Andrew

    Property VS Stocks, With Andrew

     In this episode, Michael talks with Andrew, who was last on the podcast in 2021 talking about Investment Trusts.  This time, Michael and Andrew compared property VS stock.  Likely the most discussed topic on many FIRE groups, what is the better investment, property or stocks?
    Andrew looks at the pros and cons of each and makes a conclusion about the better investment.
    Disclaimer: Michael and Andrew are not professional investors and nothing in this episode should be considered financial advise.
    Show Notes:
    Andrew's previous podcast episode:https://www.firepodcast.ie/investment-trusts-with-andrew
    Join the newsletter:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter

    • 26 min
    I Don't Really Want to Retire Early - Interview with Tom - Part 2

    I Don't Really Want to Retire Early - Interview with Tom - Part 2

    In this episode, Michael continues his conversation with Tom, a 26 year old pharmaceutical salesperson based in Wexford. In part two, we cover: - Tom discussed the power of the flexible work place and reasons not to worry about retiring early if you love your job. - Why the real journey from FIRE is to build a life you around work, rather than trying to escape from work. - Why the RE of FIRE is really just about leaving the 9-5 grind, more so than retiring in the traditional sense. - Michael compares his life from 2017 to today - to highlight how FIRE has changed his life. - Tom discusses how he plans to adjust his life for potentially having a family one day. - Tom discusses his financial education and how he discovered the FIRE movement. - Tom discusses property and why he likes investing in property - Tom and Michael give their opinion on cryptocurrency - Tom and Michael discuss compound interest. Show Notes: If you missed part 1 of the interview, go back and have a listen: https://www.firepodcast.ie/the-gen-z-fire-blue-print Subscribe to the newsletter: https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter

    • 21 min
    The Gen Z FIRE Blueprint - Interview with Tom - Part 1

    The Gen Z FIRE Blueprint - Interview with Tom - Part 1

    Tom, a 26 year old pharmaceutical salesperson based in Wexford, shares his FIRE story with Michael.  Tom was able to save €40,000 by the time he was 25 and purchase his first house aged 26. Tom's story is inspiring as he managed to avoid so many of the common financial pitfall's from such a young age.  His story shows what it possible when making sound financial decisions from a young age and is a blue print for anyone looking to pursue financial independence at any age. There will be more to come in part two of this interview. Show Notes: Follow Michael's process at: www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Shail06 ,

Very Informative and honest

Its very comforting to listen to Micheal’s soft voice and get motivation from his FIRE journey. Resources like these Interviews are limited in Ireland which have honest conversations about Finance. Best wishes to Michael to achieve FIRE in Ireland and appreciate his efforts to sharing his experiences.

Big boy85zctuh ,

Interesting podcast

Honest and informed context on FIRE in Ireland. And some useful tips on getting more from your money.

Jcycled ,

Great show!!

Learn a lot and appreciate the honesty

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