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Money Diaries: A language specialist in IT & partner earning a combined €75K saving for a home
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Money Diaries: A language specialist in IT & partner earning a combined €75K saving for a home

Sun 8:00 PM 38,980 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader says she and her partner tried hard to save as much as possible to buy a house.

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin

Jun 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,198 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.

Money Diaries: An IT consultant on €126K living and working in London
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Money Diaries: An IT consultant on €126K living and working in London

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 92,337 Views 106 Comments

This week, our reader is busy managing family time along with long working hours.

Money Diaries: A youth worker in Dublin on €35K balancing income and high rents
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Money Diaries: A youth worker in Dublin on €35K balancing income and high rents

Apr 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 57,114 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader says she finds Dublin very expensive to live in, so she’s having to watch her spending closely.

Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home
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Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home

Apr 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 50,346 Views 17 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard to build a new career while saving with her husband to renovate the family home.

Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork
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Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork

Apr 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 83,124 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is back with his parents and working remotely from Cork during the pandemic.

Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home
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Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home

Mar 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 79,577 Views 71 Comments

This week, our reader has moved back to the family home in order to try to save money for a house, which she feels is out of her reach.

Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin
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Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin

Mar 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 70,689 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working in a hospital and watching spending to save for a wedding.

Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands
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Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands

Feb 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,849 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader and his wife are busier than ever in lockdown between homeschooling and working.

Money Diaries: An actor and bartender on the PUP, keeping busy through lockdown in Dublin
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Money Diaries: An actor and bartender on the PUP, keeping busy through lockdown in Dublin

Feb 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 82,136 Views 62 Comments

This week, our reader is trying to keep busy in lockdown by reading, writing and running. He also shares his thoughts on life on the PUP, oh and says hello to Domhnall Gleeson.

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €52K homeschooling and teaching remotely
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Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €52K homeschooling and teaching remotely

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 137,991 Views 136 Comments

This week, our reader is a primary school teacher documenting her spending while she juggles homeschooling of her own children and her pupils.

Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country
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Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country

Feb 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 112,415 Views 50 Comments

This week, our reader enjoys a better quality of life and stretches her income further now she’s out of Dublin.

Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home
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Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 69,950 Views 35 Comments

This week, our reader is renovating the new home she just bought in county Offaly.

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old HR Manager and busy mum working hard to save for a mortgage
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Money Diaries: A 35-year-old HR Manager and busy mum working hard to save for a mortgage

Dec 6th 2020, 8:00 PM 88,927 Views 56 Comments

This week, our reader and her partner and two children are living with her parents long-term in order to save for a home.

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old HR professional on €24K, renting and living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 22-year-old HR professional on €24K, renting and living in Dublin

Nov 15th 2020, 8:00 PM 96,047 Views 54 Comments

This week, our reader details how she’s staying fit and keeping her spending under control as she works hard during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19
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Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19

Oct 18th 2020, 8:00 PM 75,065 Views 57 Comments

This week, our nurse describes the pressure she and colleagues are under in work and outside, as they maintain a distance.

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin

Oct 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 62,053 Views 54 Comments

This week, our reader has moved home to his parent’s house since Covid-19 hit and he’s finding he saves a lot more money.

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain
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Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain

Oct 4th 2020, 8:00 PM 93,742 Views 21 Comments

This week, our Irish teacher living in Madrid highlights the reasonable cost of living in the city.

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old civil servant on €44K living in North Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 26-year-old civil servant on €44K living in North Dublin

Sep 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 86,684 Views 77 Comments

This week, our reader finds he’s not spending much daily as his workplace provides food. However, he says this week was a ‘low-spend’ week.

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old SNA on €25K living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 32-year-old SNA on €25K living in Dublin

Aug 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 70,307 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader prepares to return to the classroom, topping up her income with some childminding in the meantime.

Money Diaries: A 37-year-old in a rural village in the West of Ireland earning about €1,800 a month
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Money Diaries: A 37-year-old in a rural village in the West of Ireland earning about €1,800 a month

Aug 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 109,768 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader has friends to visit and is making an effort to support local business.

Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway
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Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway

Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 73,711 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader is on a road a lot and also enjoying getting back out with his family after lockdown.

Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother
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Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 67,517 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader, who lives with her daughter in Galway and has an underlying health condition, details her spending and saving during the Covid-19 period.

Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more
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Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more

Jul 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 55,527 Views 26 Comments

This week, our reader has been spending lockdown working from home but is now starting to socialise with friends, prompting an increase in spending.

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job
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Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job

Jul 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,611 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is living in her own apartment in the city centre and is working from home in a new job.

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €50k in Dublin in lockdown
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Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €50k in Dublin in lockdown

Jul 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 115,685 Views 76 Comments

This week, our reader is busy programming for work and fun but manages his finances well during the lockdown.

Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown
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Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown

Jul 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,698 Views 39 Comments

This week, our reader has been cocooning throughout the Covid-19 shutdown.

Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely
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Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely

Jun 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 46,578 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader and her fiancé are busy renovating their home as they prepare for the birth of their first child. They are used to remote working.

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child
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Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child

Jun 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 100,830 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is in County Clare with his wife and baby daughter. They’re managing through the lockdown, working from home and reuniting with family as lockdown eases.

Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown
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Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown

Jun 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 69,035 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is grateful she has various incomes for freelancing as it means she’s not reliant on just one job in a crisis.

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway
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Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway

Jun 7th 2020, 8:00 PM 56,747 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader details how he’s working from home and hanging out with flatmates, while also playing Football Manager.

Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown
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Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown

May 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 77,062 Views 64 Comments

This week, our reader finds she’s enjoying slowing down while staying at home during the shutdown, and is spending less.

Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin

May 24th 2020, 9:00 PM 68,479 Views 65 Comments

Our reader this week details how she’s working from home through the lockdown.

Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown
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Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown

May 17th 2020, 9:00 PM 68,221 Views 44 Comments

This week, our reader works on a new job from home, while he and his partner get through the shutdown.

Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown
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Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown

May 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 73,060 Views 38 Comments

Our reader says he’s saving time on his journey now and saving money during the Covid-19 changes.

Money Diaries: A charity worker at home during the shutdown with her wife and two teenage children
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Money Diaries: A charity worker at home during the shutdown with her wife and two teenage children

May 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 61,475 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader juggles work, parenting and looking after her wife, who is ill, during the Covid-19 shutdown.

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow
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How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow

Apr 26th 2020, 9:00 PM 49,355 Views 26 Comments

This week, our young reader tries to close the purchase of a house while working from home during shutdown.

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin
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How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,903 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader adjusts to life in Covid-19 lockdown and finds she’s spending a lot less.

How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children
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How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children

Apr 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 86,704 Views 63 Comments

This week, our reader details the week she spent in early March as Covid-19 became a public health issue in Ireland.

How I Spend My Money: A 37-year-old who just signed on the dole before the Covid-19 crisis hit
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How I Spend My Money: A 37-year-old who just signed on the dole before the Covid-19 crisis hit

Apr 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 81,927 Views 27 Comments

This week, our reader comes to terms with life in isolation on a small budget.

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