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#Money Diary

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.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: An accountant on €60,000 still paying off an unsuccessful Celtic Tiger investment Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An accountant on €60,000 still paying off an unsuccessful Celtic Tiger investment

He’s saving €2,000 a month as he plans for an early retirement.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A civil servant on €23,000 who took a large pay cut to get her job Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A civil servant on €23,000 who took a large pay cut to get her job

She has €12,000 saved and feels too focused on saving for her age.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A sales worker on €70,000 saving €1,000 a month for a mortgage Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A sales worker on €70,000 saving €1,000 a month for a mortgage

She’s moved in with her sister in order to save as fast as she can.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A student in Galway earning up to €500 a month from several odd jobs Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A student in Galway earning up to €500 a month from several odd jobs

The corporate law student works in a supermarket, drives tractors and helps out on the family farm.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €59,500 saving for her own home Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €59,500 saving for her own home

A costly work trip abroad takes a toll on her plans to save.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A finance worker on €34,000 who sees no point trying to save for a house Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A finance worker on €34,000 who sees no point trying to save for a house

Some demoulding around the apartment and a bill from RTÉ make for a pricey week.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A marketing manager on €60,000 renting in Dublin with his partner Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A marketing manager on €60,000 renting in Dublin with his partner

The couple have €85,000 in savings but can’t afford to buy the house they want.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A widower on €209 disability benefit per week and renting in Dublin's commuter belt Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A widower on €209 disability benefit per week and renting in Dublin's commuter belt

He is also delivering food to top-up his weekly income.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: An e-commerce worker on €35,000 saving to build his own house Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An e-commerce worker on €35,000 saving to build his own house

He has kept up his hobbies despite many cutbacks.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: An editor on €41,000 trying to save for a deposit Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An editor on €41,000 trying to save for a deposit

Her urge to save is having a negative effect on her social life.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A bank employee on €30,000 saving to buy her first home Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A bank employee on €30,000 saving to buy her first home

She has moved back home to squeeze every penny.

City Break Money Diary: Here's how much I spent across three days in Amsterdam

‘I put it on my credit card because then it didn’t happen.’