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 Money Flamingo Tribute
In this episode, Michael pays tribute to the Money Flamingo website (https://www.moneyflamingo.com). He mentions how Tina's work has been a huge motivator for him, especially since 2021 and explores how many attributes from the Money Flamingo website are starting to apply to his own FIRE journey.Show Notes:Link to the Money Flamingo Article:https://www.moneyflamingo.com/time-to-semi-retire/The Die with Zero Calculator:https://www.moneyflamingo.com/free-resources/The Money Flamingo Podcast Interview:https://www.firepodcast.ie/flamingo-fire-the-money-flamingo-interviewSubscribe to The Irish FIRE Podcast Monthly email:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter
Your Questions Answered 2023
In this episode, Michael answers a few questions that he has received over the last few weeks from podcast listeners.These questions include:- What are the best broker accounts in Ireland?- What are the top two things Michael recommends when pursuing FIRE?- What are some of my options around travel expenses when self employed?- Questions around refinancing property to buy an investment property.Show Notes:
Investment Trusts with Andew Driver:https://www.firepodcast.ie/investment-trusts-with-andrew-driver
Legal Deductions when you own your own company episode:https://www.firepodcast.ie/legal-tax-deducations-when-you-own-a-companyRevenue guidelines on travel expenses:https://www.revenue.ie/en/employing-people/employee-expenses/travel-and-subsistence/index.aspxMortgages with Laura Mansbridge:https://www.firepodcast.ie/mortgages-with-laura-mansbridgeSign up at the newsletter:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter
How to Get Started in Buying Investment Property
In this episode, Michael discusses the basic things that one needs to do to become a property investor. He covers the ins and outs of looking for the right property to buy, to negotiating through the sales process. The episode covers things such as the Rent Pressure Zone in Ireland, but is also suitable for listeners overseas.Show Notes:Episode with Ken:https://www.firepodcast.ie/talking-financial-independence-with-ken-from-the-humble-pennyPrevious Episodes on Property:https://www.firepodcast.ie/mortgages-with-laura-mansbridgehttps://www.firepodcast.ie/buying-an-investment-property-with-no-deposithttps://www.firepodcast.ie/buying-property-in-2022https://www.firepodcast.ie/my-property-strategyhttps://www.firepodcast.ie/why-i-buy-propertyRent Pressure Zone Calculator:https://www.rtb.ie/calculator/rpzSubscribe to the Newsletter:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter
Ways to Increase Your Income - Part 4
In this episode, Michael adds another chapter to his original episodes released back in 2019 on income. He reviews various additional methods of potential ways to increase your income, including some of the recent methods being adopted by some members of the FIRE community. Some of these methods are extreme, so please do your own research and take your own circumstances into account before pursuing any of these.
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Introducing the 20:20 Rule
In this episode, Michael introduces the 20:20 rule. A simple concept that is a great starting point for anyone new to the FIRE movement. He also gives some quick starting points on how to reduce expenses and increase income.
Interview on RTE with Brendan O'Connor:https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22285693/Subscribe to the Newsletter:https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter
The Great Supermarket Ripoff
In this episode, Michael discusses some strategies around how he and his family grocery shop. He mentions some of the traps that he see's when shopping for food and shares some tips on how you can reduce your grocery bill. He also shares the one item in Aldi that hasn't gone up in price for many years, as well as another item which has increased in price by 500% over the last year or so! Show Notes: Come along to an online or face to face meet up: https://www.meetup.com/financial-independence-limerick Watch How to Get Rich on Netflix: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27206017/ Join the newsletter: https://www.firepodcast.ie/newsletter