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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
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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 110,076 Views 25 Comments

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

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 77,115 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 68,527 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 68,251 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 73,121 Views 38 Comments

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

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 49,395 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 46,931 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 86,752 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 81,973 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Mar 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 59,556 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2020, 8:00 PM 47,242 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 135,214 Views 132 Comments

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.

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

Jan 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 67,063 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jan 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 55,238 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jan 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 70,422 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2020, 9:00 PM 59,214 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Dec 29th 2019, 8:30 PM 55,815 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:00 PM 44,629 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2019, 7:30 PM 35,929 Views 25 Comments

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

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

Dec 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 74,860 Views 47 Comments

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

How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time
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How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time

Dec 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 106,169 Views 146 Comments

The software engineer is trying to quit smoking

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

Dec 8th 2019, 8:00 PM 76,774 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Dec 4th 2019, 7:30 PM 69,376 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2019, 8:00 PM 106,957 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 37,434 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2019, 8:00 PM 75,772 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 7:30 PM 37,759 Views 27 Comments

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month
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How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month

Nov 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 95,493 Views 74 Comments

The young software developer moved from Dublin to Berlin earlier this year

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland
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How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland

Nov 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 65,938 Views 55 Comments

The young banker worked two jobs in order to purchase his first property

How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000
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How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000

Nov 10th 2019, 8:00 PM 65,062 Views 51 Comments

The 24-year-old is adjusting to life in Limerick after completing his masters in Dublin.

How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life
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How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life

Nov 6th 2019, 7:30 PM 61,026 Views 44 Comments

The solicitor works three days a week and volunteers at a free legal advice clinic in her spare time

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends
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How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends

Nov 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 76,601 Views 60 Comments

The Offaly man works in Limerick but travels home at the weekend.

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old technical writer in Dublin on €65,000 looking to move house
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How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old technical writer in Dublin on €65,000 looking to move house

Oct 30th 2019, 8:30 PM 56,245 Views 44 Comments

The tech writer is trying to cut back on socialising in order to save for a mortgage

How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old compliance officer on €46,000 who keeps busy in his spare time
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How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old compliance officer on €46,000 who keeps busy in his spare time

Oct 27th 2019, 8:00 PM 58,277 Views 23 Comments

The Dublin man gets extra income by making 3D props for movies

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old in Melbourne on €62,000 who loves the outdoors and plans to move home
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How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old in Melbourne on €62,000 who loves the outdoors and plans to move home

Oct 24th 2019, 8:00 AM 36,237 Views 26 Comments

The HR manager is hoping to move home to Ireland to start a family

How I Spend My Money: A Kilkenny farmer on €32,000 with six adult children who likes a quiet life
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How I Spend My Money: A Kilkenny farmer on €32,000 with six adult children who likes a quiet life

Oct 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 76,108 Views 42 Comments

The mother-of-six is keeping a tight budget in order to put her children through college.

How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €62,000 who lives at home to save money
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How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €62,000 who lives at home to save money

Oct 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 92,085 Views 69 Comments

The young doctor is living at home in Galway in order to save money to buy a house

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old engineer on €40,000 trying to save money while renting in Dublin
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How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old engineer on €40,000 trying to save money while renting in Dublin

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 PM 83,019 Views 58 Comments

The young engineer is trying to balance saving while enjoying an active social life

How I Spend My Money: A Kerry woman in Toronto saving €700 a month to build her dream Irish home
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How I Spend My Money: A Kerry woman in Toronto saving €700 a month to build her dream Irish home

Oct 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 53,232 Views 26 Comments

The TV programmer is hoping to return to Ireland and build a home on her family’s land

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

Oct 6th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,036 Views 30 Comments

His parents are helping him pay for his rent and monthly expenses.

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