Irish Financial Independence Podcast

Welcome to Playing with F.I.R.E (Financial Independence Retired Early)! My name is Michael and I am on a journey towards financial independence.

Originally from New Zealand and now living in Ireland, I am happily married and a father of three boys!

In 2017 I made the decision to start to journey towards financial freedom. I was sick of selling my time for money and realised that through the power of compounding interest, I could work towards financial independence. In 2018 I was able to invest €40,000 towards my portfolio. I am on track to add another €40,000 to my portfolio in 2019.

For me, the most important thing my money can buy is freedom for myself and my family. In 2018 I was able to cut down from full time work to part time. This was my first step towards freeing up my time and seeing a lifestyle change as a result of my decision to chase financial freedom.

I will continue to grow my portfolio on a monthly basis and you can track my progress here. My ultimate goal is to build a portfolio that produces enough monthly income to cover my monthly expenses - at that point, I will be truly financially independent.

I also enjoy podcasting and blogging on financal independence. Join me as I discuss my journey towards financial independence and hear about the challenges and successes I have along the way.


Latest Podcasts

Episode 9 - What we teach our kids about financial independence

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Find out what we teach our children about financial independence and how we try to get them to see how the world looks from an investing point of view.

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Episode 8 - Let the good times roll

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

What has really changed between now and the recession? Michael explores the differences between the hard times and now and asks the question "are you really any better off?".

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