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Financial Independence Ireland
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Financial Independence in an Irish context!
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Latest Blog Posts

Financial Independence Meetup – Thursday, November 15th from 6pm! The Ginger Man Pub: Address: 39-40 Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 KD51 All welcome! Advertisements ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 8:55 PM
This post looks at Irish attitudes to investing, and sets out 3 simple steps anyone can take to automate their finances and secure their future that don’t require complex research and analysis, or sacrificing today for tomorrow. One Sunday recently my Dad dropped by my house to say hello. When he arrived I was just … Continue reading The simple path to wealth – Irish-style! ...
Posted: Nov 02 2018 @ 8:49 PM
Should I even be spending money on travel when I am trying to save for financial independence? For the past two years or so I have been very much prioritising building financial stability over travelling. I was of the view that I have been extremely fortunate in my life so far to have had so … Continue reading How to travel without it costing the earth: Holidaying in Hungary ...
Posted: Sep 01 2018 @ 2:26 PM
This recently attended a conference on financial independence in Timișoara, Romania. This post covers my experience there. I had heard about “Chataqua” – a week-long event attended by all of the big names in the global Financial Independence community. The cost to attend this this year is €2,000. As much as I liked the idea, … Continue reading Financial Independence Week Europe ...
Posted: Jul 15 2018 @ 12:51 PM
Recently Word press informed me that it had been 2 years since I set up this blog! It all began with the incidental discovery of an interview with Jeremy Jacobson, better known through his blog Go Curry Cracker. Jeremy and his wife managed to retire in their 30s after 10 years of frugal living and … Continue reading The terrible twos! – Fear and loathing two years in to the ...
Posted: Jun 03 2018 @ 8:51 PM
It was early 2012 – just over a year since my return to Ireland after a number of years of living and working overseas. I was settling in to my job, having transferred back to Ireland with the same company that had hired me some years previously to work in one of their overseas offices. … Continue reading How I almost bought a house for cash! ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 8:43 AM
This, and other things I learnt from an analysis of my expenses for 2017… 2017 was the first full year of expense tracking for me. It was probably March or April before I began to log all of my expenses in a spreadsheet, based on receipts that I had been collecting since the beginning of … Continue reading How I spent more money than I earned in 2017, and why ...
Posted: Jan 20 2018 @ 9:39 PM
Spending months going through countless job application processes without results can become disheartening. I decided to do what I could to remain upbeat, and to try to make the most of the time off work by forming some good habits that would hopefully stand me in good stead once I re-entered the workforce. Since finances … Continue reading Tracking Expenses & other life changing habits I developed during an 8 ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 1:53 AM
Have you ever heard those ads on the radio or on TV offering you money off to switch your electricity supplier, your insurer or even your bank' Have you told yourself you must look into it some time, and never got around to it' The good news is that this takes very little effort, can … Continue reading How to save € 850 tonight without leaving your couch! ...
Posted: May 02 2017 @ 11:01 PM
I decided to start this blog to talk about and share ideas on financial independence and early retirement with interested individuals living in Ireland. About a month ago I randomly stumbled on an article about a couple who had retired in their 30s, and my curiosity about how they did it led me to spend … Continue reading Why start this blog' ...
Posted: May 12 2016 @ 12:28 AM


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