I have read several “how I’ll reach Financial Independence in just 5 years” posts. Most of them were written by young, high-earning men who lived very frugally and didn’t include children in their calculations. The article that received the most interest here on FIREhub.eu last month deals with exactly the same topic of retiring early in 5 years, but is written by a married man in his late forties who has a big family of 6 children (yes, six!). His…
Some years you win, some years you lose. And sometimes you win in experience, sometimes you lose your nerves.
The answer to this question depends on 4 factors that Michael from Foxy Monkey lists. Graphs, examples and handy links are included in his article.
Podcast: Talking Pensions with Ralph Benson from Moneycube | The Irish FIRE Podcast In this episode, Michael talks to Ralph Benson from Moneycube. Ralph is on a mission to add more transparency to pensions and investment products. You can access the podcast here. Podcast created by The Irish FIRE Podcast.
If you are a small business owner, entrepreneur or self-employed making your way to FIRE, Stupid is the norm has some useful advice on what to outsource so that you have better control of your expenses and improve your work-life balance.
The article with the most clicks on Firehub.eu in November appeared on the blog Financial Independence Ireland. The author’s father, “a strong believer in socialist protectionism”, comes up with some common objections to investing and saving. In this well-structured article, the blogger has a closer look at these objections and compares her situation with her brother’s. She also puts it in an Irish context (pension plans, taxes – and buying a round of drinks!) and gives us her personal version…