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#How I Spend My Money

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother How I Spend My Money

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €50k in Dublin in lockdown How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely How I Spend My Money

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child How I Spend My Money

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown How I Spend My Money

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Money Diaries: A charity worker at home during the shutdown with her wife and two teenage children How I Spend My Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow Money Diaries

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin Money Diaries

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children Money Diary

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 35-year-old manager from Dublin earning €55,000 living and working in Sweden Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 35-year-old manager from Dublin earning €55,000 living and working in Sweden

This week’s reader lives on the west coast of Sweden and owns an apartment with his girlfriend.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000 Money Diaries

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000

This week, our reader is a junior doctor saving to buy a house with her boyfriend.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend my Money: A law student working part time as a waiter in Cork on €20,400 Money Diary

How I Spend my Money: A law student working part time as a waiter in Cork on €20,400

This week, a student in UCC details a busy week studying, travelling and socialising.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 55-year-old woman in Dublin who cares for her elderly mother and works part-time in a shop Money Diaries

How I Spend My Money: A 55-year-old woman in Dublin who cares for her elderly mother and works part-time in a shop

This week, our reader explains how she and her husband bought their house in 2003 for over 500K, which caused them some hardship, but now they live a happy life of careful spending.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend my Money: A 32-year-old factory worker with young children, in remission from cancer and getting help from social welfare Money Diaries

How I Spend my Money: A 32-year-old factory worker with young children, in remission from cancer and getting help from social welfare

This week, our diary-keeper is a factory worker who was diagnosed with cancer. To supplement his reduced working hours, he receives social welfare payments.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend my Money: A 30-year-old primary teacher on €37,000 living in a mobile home Money Diary

How I Spend my Money: A 30-year-old primary teacher on €37,000 living in a mobile home

This week, our reader is a primary teacher living in a mobile home with her new husband, in the hope of saving for a house.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old clerical officer on €23,000 who lives in Louth Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old clerical officer on €23,000 who lives in Louth

This week, our reader details her spending in the week before Christmas and realised just how expensive that holiday is.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old data analyst from Waterford, living and working in Brussels on €39,000 Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old data analyst from Waterford, living and working in Brussels on €39,000

The bank worker is paying back a loan and trying to curb spending.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old talent acquisition manager on €70,000 who commutes to Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old talent acquisition manager on €70,000 who commutes to Dublin

The Kildare native is hoping to save for a new car and house renovations.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 21-year-old business student on an internship earning €20,000 Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 21-year-old business student on an internship earning €20,000

The 21-year-old business student is hoping to go on a J1 next summer.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old data analyst on €55k commuting from Kildare to Dublin to save for a mortgage Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old data analyst on €55k commuting from Kildare to Dublin to save for a mortgage

The 26-year-old is hoping to get a mortgage next summer.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old engineer on €42,000 getting ready for Christmas Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old engineer on €42,000 getting ready for Christmas

The Dublin engineer is trying to curb spending at Christmas as she saves for a mortgage.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer in Limerick on €37,000 balancing work and a masters Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer in Limerick on €37,000 balancing work and a masters

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old psychiatric nurse on €30,000 working 13-hour shifts and overtime Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old psychiatric nurse on €30,000 working 13-hour shifts and overtime

The young nurse is hoping to work extra shifts next year in order to start saving

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time Money Diary
From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old recruiter on €40,000 living in Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old recruiter on €40,000 living in Dublin

The 26-year-old is adjusting after moving out of her family home

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old HR manager in Cork on €50,000 putting in a lot of hours at work Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old HR manager in Cork on €50,000 putting in a lot of hours at work

The Cork native is hoping to buy her own home next year

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old civil servant on €38,000 struggling to save while commuting to Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old civil servant on €38,000 struggling to save while commuting to Dublin

The 25-year-old moved from Dublin to Kildare to cut down on expenses

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A masters student on €12,000 trying to balance her work, college and social life Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A masters student on €12,000 trying to balance her work, college and social life

The masters student is hoping to help people better understand science.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old HR manager in Sligo on €45,000 who moved out of Dublin two years ago Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old HR manager in Sligo on €45,000 who moved out of Dublin two years ago

The Sligo native is trying to curb spending in order to save for Christmas

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

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