The Playing With F.I.R.E Podcast (Financial Independence, Retire Early)
Ep 9 - What we teach out kids about financial independence

Ep 9 - What we teach out kids about financial independence

July 10, 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.

Examples of what we teach our children:
- That leadership is just as important as good grades.
- That there are alternative paths than just getting a job when they get older - that they can also own their own businesses.
- To try not to fall for the work / spend trap and ways to show them from a young age about this trap.

Many examples are covered in the episode, so enjoy and if you do have any feedback, feel free to let us know!

Ep 8: Let the good times roll

Ep 8: Let the good times roll

July 2, 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?".

While the externals have changed, have things fundamentally changed for you personally? Michael discusses a few observations and challenges the idea that things are radically any different than they were a few years ago.

Ep 7 - How long would it take to be financially independent saving €3000 per month

Ep 7 - How long would it take to be financially independent saving €3000 per month

July 1, 2019

Michael crunches the numbers in this episode to calculate how many years one would need to invest €3000 per month to be financially independent.

He also discusses his plan A and plan B for financial Independence, and explains why he feels building businesses might be a short cut to financial Independence.

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Ep 6: How to get started in peer to peer lending

Ep 6: How to get started in peer to peer lending

June 25, 2019

Michael gives a brief history of the peer to peer lending industry in Europe and explains why p2p lending is a good asset class. He recommends a p2p lender in Europe and explains how to get started in peer to peer lending.

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Ep 5: Persistence, the difference between success and failure

Ep 5: Persistence, the difference between success and failure

June 25, 2019

In this episode, Michael discusses the art of having persistence and shares stories about how success is often only one step away from failure. He also shares his own experience about how failure in his managed FOREX trading investments eventually led to success.

Ep 4: How to become financially independent as a PAYE earner

Ep 4: How to become financially independent as a PAYE earner

June 18, 2019
If you're hoping to become financially independent as a PAYE earner, than you are at a disadvantage. But don't fret! As Michael offers a solution to earn revenue through additional methods.
Ep 3: Why your house isn’t an asset

Ep 3: Why your house isn’t an asset

June 18, 2019
A lot of us take pride in our homes as we become emotionally attached to them.  In this episode Michael discusses why your house isn't an asset, and that your house might be the biggest difference between whether or not you will be able to reach financial freedom.
Ep 2: How to take control of your money

Ep 2: How to take control of your money

June 11, 2019

What's the first step in obtaining financial independence... managing your spending habits! Michael talks about how he eliminated wasteful spending & offers tips on how to cut expenses.  The episode also covers how he manages his money to ensure spending is managed each and every month.

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Ep 1: Introduction into financial freedom

Ep 1: Introduction into financial freedom

June 5, 2019

Michael gives us his background about moving to Ireland in 2011 and explains about how he is planning on being financially independent, by cutting expenses, investing for monthly income, leaving the rat race and taking more opportunities.