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The Change Generation is a news series focusing on the key period of decision-making in the Irish adult's life, from leaving the parental nest to setting up one of their own. TheJournal.ie has partnered with KBC to chronicle the challenges facing this generation, and support better decisions through informative and entertaining journalism.

Saying goodbye to 2016: What big changes will you make next year?
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Saying goodbye to 2016: What big changes will you make next year?

Nov 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 7,164 Views 33 Comments

It’s been a tough one, so all hail 2017.

Where does all your money go? A guide to getting a grip on it
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Where does all your money go? A guide to getting a grip on it

Nov 23rd 2016, 12:26 PM 25,043 Views 12 Comments

Clearing credit cards and a touch of long-term planning – expert advice to help you set out a plan.

'But I'm only in my 30s': Why you should make a will
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'But I'm only in my 30s': Why you should make a will

Nov 21st 2016, 11:00 AM 17,581 Views 34 Comments

You may think there’s no point at this stage – but here are some scenarios to consider.

The Smart Home - keeping house through an app
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The Smart Home - keeping house through an app

Nov 18th 2016, 11:12 AM 16,552 Views 15 Comments

No longer seen as a gimmick, the Internet of Things could soon be the norm.

Should you renovate your house, or move to a different one? We ask the experts
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Should you renovate your house, or move to a different one? We ask the experts

Nov 16th 2016, 11:37 AM 23,897 Views 10 Comments

Architect Joe Rossney and builder Raymond Prendergast give their views.

Buying your first home: Tips to keep you sane through the process
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Buying your first home: Tips to keep you sane through the process

Nov 14th 2016, 11:00 AM 22,356 Views 29 Comments

This checklist will save you a lot of hassle and stress.

Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis
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Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis

Nov 11th 2016, 11:00 AM 17,364 Views 26 Comments

…And why this crisis is not actually a bad thing.

Relax, ignore the mess and accept help - Top tips for new parents
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Relax, ignore the mess and accept help - Top tips for new parents

Nov 9th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,301 Views 8 Comments

Put down Gina Ford, go with your gut and you’ll get through it.

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Popping the question: The right time to ask for a pay rise

Nov 7th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,057 Views 26 Comments

How to talk money with the boss and get what you deserve.

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Move In With Your Other Half?
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QUIZ: Are You Ready To Move In With Your Other Half?

Nov 4th 2016, 11:00 AM 26,402 Views 12 Comments

Bye bye flatmates, hello partner? Find out here.

Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?
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Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?

Nov 3rd 2016, 12:41 PM 34,178 Views 45 Comments

Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding.

Turning 30? Our guide to owning it
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Turning 30? Our guide to owning it

Nov 1st 2016, 12:04 PM 23,750 Views 19 Comments

Life lessons for your fourth decade.

Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change
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Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change

Oct 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,445 Views 4 Comments

Moments of crisis or contentment – managing life changes can be done.

Changing careers 101 - Figure out where you want to go
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Changing careers 101 - Figure out where you want to go

Oct 26th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,027 Views 7 Comments

If you are in your 20s, it’s a good time to ring the changes if that’s what your gut is telling you.

Sea swimming and hula-hooping - a social life outside the pub
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Sea swimming and hula-hooping - a social life outside the pub

Oct 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 21,668 Views 6 Comments

When going ‘out’ out just doesn’t cut it.

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Settle (Down)?
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QUIZ: Are You Ready To Settle (Down)?

Oct 21st 2016, 10:56 AM 24,313 Views 4 Comments

Are you looking for a change? Let’s see.

Essential home kit you should invest in when you're a grown-up
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Essential home kit you should invest in when you're a grown-up

Oct 19th 2016, 12:03 PM 11,583 Views 12 Comments

At some stage, the people who are happy to drink wine from a mug disappear from your life…

'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there
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'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there

Oct 17th 2016, 10:30 AM 26,758 Views 12 Comments

Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.

Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension
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Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension

Oct 14th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,838 Views 24 Comments

And what the hell is a PIP? An ARF? We got some experts to answer your questions.

Saving money in your 20s and 30s? It CAN be done - and here's how
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Saving money in your 20s and 30s? It CAN be done - and here's how

Oct 12th 2016, 11:00 AM 37,553 Views 59 Comments

We talked to successful savers for their tips on squirrelling it away.

What are the biggest expenses for Irish households?
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What are the biggest expenses for Irish households?

Oct 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 42,732 Views 51 Comments

The roof over our heads, the food in our belly and the means of getting from A to B top the list.

Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?
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Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?

Oct 7th 2016, 1:18 PM 34,168 Views 16 Comments

Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?

The Debate Room: To wed, or not to wed, that is the question
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The Debate Room: To wed, or not to wed, that is the question

Oct 5th 2016, 11:00 AM 1,172 Views 60 Comments

One couple explains why marriage is important to them and another on why they won’t be taking the plunge.

BFFs? Probably not - why we shed friends in our late 20s
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BFFs? Probably not - why we shed friends in our late 20s

Oct 4th 2016, 11:03 AM 40,508 Views 11 Comments

Psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick explains why some friendships have a best-by date.

Punctuality, responsibility, find something that you love: What did you learn on your first job?
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Punctuality, responsibility, find something that you love: What did you learn on your first job?

Sep 30th 2016, 9:52 AM 17,623 Views 29 Comments

Some famous names share their experiences – and yes, first impressions count.

Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college
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Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college

Sep 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,749 Views 8 Comments

It’s not all about binging on box-sets: this is the time to feather your CV for future employers.

Decision time: How to decide on the career that's (hopefully) right for you
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Decision time: How to decide on the career that's (hopefully) right for you

Sep 26th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,359 Views 9 Comments

Choosing a career is one of the most important decision you will ever make – so don’t just fall into it.

Bored and broke? Here are some free things to do this weekend
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Bored and broke? Here are some free things to do this weekend

Sep 23rd 2016, 11:00 AM 22,034 Views 19 Comments

Bored and out of money? We’ve got some suggestions for free things to do.

The psychology of house sharing: how to get on with the people you're living with
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The psychology of house sharing: how to get on with the people you're living with

Sep 21st 2016, 11:00 AM 20,797 Views 26 Comments

Can’t we all just get along? Former Olympic team psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick helps us understand why housemates fight.

What one tip would you give students to make the most of college?
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What one tip would you give students to make the most of college?

Sep 19th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,830 Views 36 Comments

Getting the balance right in college can be tough. We asked students how to manage being happy AND productive.

Budgeting is boring? A guide to why - and how - you need to master the purse strings
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Budgeting is boring? A guide to why - and how - you need to master the purse strings

Sep 16th 2016, 11:00 AM 19,840 Views 4 Comments

A third-level student will need at least €11,000 to get through the college year, living away from home.

How to do your Big Shop on a budget
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How to do your Big Shop on a budget

Sep 14th 2016, 6:17 PM 20,298 Views 22 Comments

What should be in the basket and what should stay on the shelf?

5 recipes to master on your first time away from home
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5 recipes to master on your first time away from home

Sep 12th 2016, 11:00 AM 33,414 Views 11 Comments

One to impress, one to kill the pasta craving, the quickest stir fry, top curry and the all-day breakfast.

QUIZ: What Kind Of Flatmates Do You Need?
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QUIZ: What Kind Of Flatmates Do You Need?

Sep 9th 2016, 11:11 AM 16,910 Views 14 Comments

Whether you’re flying the coop for the first time, or on your millionth houseshare, it’s need-to-know info.

Letters to a Fresher: College graduates tell us what they wish they'd known in first year
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Letters to a Fresher: College graduates tell us what they wish they'd known in first year

Sep 7th 2016, 11:00 AM 27,067 Views 29 Comments

We asked three recent graduates to write a letter to their former selves. Here’s what they had to say…

Flying the nest: What to pack and how to settle in
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Flying the nest: What to pack and how to settle in

Sep 5th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,246 Views 2 Comments

New job, new third-level world, or even just finally getting enough cash to move from your parents’ house to your own space: our guide to getting settled.

The Change Generation: Milestones, big decisions and the time of your life
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The Change Generation: Milestones, big decisions and the time of your life

Aug 25th 2016, 3:28 PM 982 Views 0 Comments

For the next three months, we shine a spotlight on a period of huge change for Irish adults.