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#Money Diary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: Engineer in Perth on €75,000 wonders if it's cheaper to live in Ireland Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: Engineer in Perth on €75,000 wonders if it's cheaper to live in Ireland

The Dublin-born engineer is preparing for the arrival of twins.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: Sales manager on €67,000 in Kildare saving for unpaid maternity leave Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: Sales manager on €67,000 in Kildare saving for unpaid maternity leave

The mother-of-one is trying to save in order to take extra unpaid maternity leave in January

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 31-year-old doctor on €68,000 working long hours to pay off Dublin mortgage Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 31-year-old doctor on €68,000 working long hours to pay off Dublin mortgage

The young doctor recently bought a house in Dublin

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A tech consultant on €40k trying to save in order to emigrate Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A tech consultant on €40k trying to save in order to emigrate

The young professional is trying to balance his social life and savings.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A mum on maternity leave weighing up a permanent move from Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A mum on maternity leave weighing up a permanent move from Dublin

She is earning €72,000 in Dublin but wants a more family-orientated life.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A student on €9,840 aims to cut down on food spending at college Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A student on €9,840 aims to cut down on food spending at college

A grant and a college scholarship help with her monthly expenses

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A property surveyor on €45,000 who regularly dips into his savings Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A property surveyor on €45,000 who regularly dips into his savings

He wonders if he’ll ever be able to contribute to a pension or health insurance.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: Construction manager on €38,000 spending less since birth of first child Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: Construction manager on €38,000 spending less since birth of first child

He used to spend more money on trips and recreational activities.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A public policy worker on €91,000 who saves €1,000 a month Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A public policy worker on €91,000 who saves €1,000 a month

She is saving in order to buy household items after recently purchasing a home in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A bank branch worker on €23,500 who made the move to Dublin to find a long-term career Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A bank branch worker on €23,500 who made the move to Dublin to find a long-term career

He is studying in his spare time so he can start to move up the ladder at work.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A chartered surveyor on €50,000 splitting her week between Dublin and her partner's home out west Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A chartered surveyor on €50,000 splitting her week between Dublin and her partner's home out west

She is studying part-time in the capital and long-term wants to move closer to home.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A secondary school teacher in Meath on €41,000 who saved up to buy her mother an apartment back home Money Diary
From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: An Irishman in Paris on €85,000 finding it easier to save while living abroad Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An Irishman in Paris on €85,000 finding it easier to save while living abroad

But his stint in the French capital has dragged on longer than he expected.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old financial analyst in Dublin on €32,000 saving over €800 a month Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old financial analyst in Dublin on €32,000 saving over €800 a month

He set up a savings plan soon after graduating from college.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A logistics manager on €37,000 on maternity leave who dreads the thought of going back to work Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A logistics manager on €37,000 on maternity leave who dreads the thought of going back to work

She doesn’t want to miss out on the experience to raise her kids.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A call centre worker living in Navan on €29,600 saving a €4,000 rent deposit to move to Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A call centre worker living in Navan on €29,600 saving a €4,000 rent deposit to move to Dublin

Her medical expenses account for a large amount of her spending.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: An Irish engineer in Toronto on €62,000 looking to put down roots and buy a house Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An Irish engineer in Toronto on €62,000 looking to put down roots and buy a house

He has to miss out on a stag do because the trip home would be too pricey.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A health sector worker on €73,000 who moved home from Australia with three kids in tow Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A health sector worker on €73,000 who moved home from Australia with three kids in tow

Some of her older children are still living in Australia.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: An expat in Melbourne on €62,400 not excited about coming home soon when her visa expires Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An expat in Melbourne on €62,400 not excited about coming home soon when her visa expires

She says it’s tough being away from home but the quality of life in Australia is worth it.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A travel agent in Cork on €20,000 trying to fix a bad credit rating from her student days Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A travel agent in Cork on €20,000 trying to fix a bad credit rating from her student days

She’s just started saving and wants to put away €500 a month for her travels.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A civil servant on €34,000 doing a lot of late nights to study a part-time course Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A civil servant on €34,000 doing a lot of late nights to study a part-time course

She shares a lot of expenses with her fiancé through their joint account.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A business owner on €32,000 sending money back to her parents in Asia Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A business owner on €32,000 sending money back to her parents in Asia

She’s also saving for a house and plans to buy this year.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A junior doctor in Mayo making €85,000 who wants to buy a €250,000 apartment in Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A junior doctor in Mayo making €85,000 who wants to buy a €250,000 apartment in Dublin

He’s commuting back and forth quite regularly to visit his girlfriend.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A teacher in Westmeath on €47,000 who wants to put an end to her costly commute Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A teacher in Westmeath on €47,000 who wants to put an end to her costly commute

She commutes to the capital daily and spends nearly €30 a week on tolls.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A marketing analyst in Dublin on €32,000 who saves over €500 a month Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A marketing analyst in Dublin on €32,000 who saves over €500 a month

She lives in her partner’s parents’ apartment and they pay €1,000 in rent a month.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A Trinity PhD student on a €6,000 stipend who's having second thoughts about moving to Ireland Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A Trinity PhD student on a €6,000 stipend who's having second thoughts about moving to Ireland

She gave up work and a good salary in London to study in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A call centre worker in Sligo on €22,000 who spent just under €120 during a busy week Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A call centre worker in Sligo on €22,000 who spent just under €120 during a busy week

A trip to Galway helped drive her weekly spend past the €100 mark.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A civil servant in Kildare on €43,000 put off renting rooms to save money by a bad experience How I Spend My Money

How I Spend My Money: A civil servant in Kildare on €43,000 put off renting rooms to save money by a bad experience

She is supporting her partner financially as he sorts out some debts.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A data analyst in Dublin on €75,000 who wants to live his life instead of saving Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A data analyst in Dublin on €75,000 who wants to live his life instead of saving

His phone bill, public transport costs and health insurance are covered by work.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A tech worker on €37,000 dreaming of a three-bed house with a small garden How I Spend My Money

How I Spend My Money: A tech worker on €37,000 dreaming of a three-bed house with a small garden

He needs to be more frugal to prove to the bank he can meet mortgage repayments.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A marketing manager in Dublin on €40,000 who is moving home in the new year Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A marketing manager in Dublin on €40,000 who is moving home in the new year

He and his partner aim to save €2,000 a month next year for a house deposit.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: An engineer in Kildare on €70,000 who is thinking about leaving the country Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An engineer in Kildare on €70,000 who is thinking about leaving the country

He pays nearly five times more in tax than his wife.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A scientist in Galway on €42,500 with an emergency fund to last six months Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A scientist in Galway on €42,500 with an emergency fund to last six months

He has started investing some of his savings in shares.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A Tipperary man in Brussels on €30,000 who wants to move back to Ireland How I Spend My Money

How I Spend My Money: A Tipperary man in Brussels on €30,000 who wants to move back to Ireland

He moved over with his fiancée a few years ago and works in an EU institution.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A legal secretary in Kildare on €26,000 who has saved up over €13,000 How I Spend My Money

How I Spend My Money: A legal secretary in Kildare on €26,000 who has saved up over €13,000

She’s saving for a house but still budgets for city breaks and an annual sun holiday.

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