Welcome to FIRE HQ

FIRE HQ provides a central resource for news and articles related to financial independence in Ireland. We operate the FireHQ Facebook Page and run online events about financial indepdence within an Irish & European context.

Our Live Event Has Ended

On the Saturday the 26th of September we hosted a 4 hour live event online. We had 5 speakers throughout the evening and the event provided content on how one can go about reaching financial indepdence in an Irish & European context.

You can still access the recordings and gain instant access. Tickets are available for €20.00 per person.

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Our Speakers

Our guests and topics include:

Mrs Money Hacker

Mrs Money Hacker

Topic: The quickest routes to FI for a PAYE worker in Ireland

Meagan (aka Mrs. Money Hacker) is a Canadian who fell in love with Ireland (and her now husband) on her first visit in 2005. Meagan struggled to find Irish specific content on investing and working towards FI following the popular passive investing approach through exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Her blog was started to share her research in plain English as well as her own journey to FI and ultimately help others look at money differently in order to live a simpler, more purposeful life.

In this presentation, Meagan will take a detailed look at which paths to FI may be the quickest for the conventional PAYE worker including a comparison of paying down your mortgage, investing in ETFs and your occupational pension.

Michael Houghton

Michael Houghton

Topic: The Untold Story of an Early Retire Wannabe

Michael is a native of New Zealand moved to Ireland in 2011. For Michael, the most important asset you can acquire with money is freedom for yourself and your family. As such, since 2018 he has been gradually reducing his workload, in order to free up his time for the lifestyle he aims to achieve.

Michael is best known for his podcast on his own FI Journey, The Irish FIRE Podcast, where he shares the ups and down's of his own journey to financial Independence.

Michael will be sharing the untold story of his journey towards financial indepdence. He will present how he eventually found his own road after many failed attempts and hope to inspire you to find your own path.

Dave G

Dave G

Topic: Mindset Matters!

Dave G is the kind of guy who goes all in! So naturally when he found out about the FIRE movement and realised the potential for him and his family he committed himself.

He will focus on the psychological aspect of FIRE and the mental shift in thinking that is needed to adpot this lifestyle choice. Looking at mindset, frugality and the interchangeable currencies we have to spend daily... Money, Time & Energy and why these are key to achieving a healthy balance within the 4 pillars of life.

He will answer questions such as: What is FIRE? Is it available to everyone? The journey? FI numbers? And everything related!

Alvar Damen

Alvar Damen

Topic: How to Plan your FI-life from Scratch

Alvar is from the Netherlands, 27 years young, and living in Edinburgh (Scotland). By day he is working in IT but by night he dives into his passion for IT freelance work, podcasting, and personal finance.

He has been one of the FI Europe Podcast hosts for the last 2 years with 225K downloads, the organizer of the FI Edinburgh Meetup, and the FI Europe Retreat.

Alvar is interested in ETF investing, dividend growth investing, frugal living, travel hacking, smart budgeting, entrepreneurship and side hustles.

His presentation will be titled "How to plan your FI-life from scratch"

Tim & Amy - Special Guest Speakers

Tim & Amy - Special Guest Speakers

We are also hugely excited to announce that we will be featuring a special presentation from the US from Tim & Amy, who run the blog GoWithLess. Tim & Amy share their journey on their Youtube Channel. After they cut $6,500 A MONTH from their spending, they retired... in their forties! They will share a special presentation on their own story.


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