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

Oct 2nd 2019, 7:30 PM 55,945 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Sep 29th 2019, 8:00 PM 58,161 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Sep 25th 2019, 7:30 PM 95,470 Views 53 Comments

The young doctor recently bought a house in Dublin

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:00 PM 54,976 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 12:19 PM 42,971 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2019, 9:38 AM 44,158 Views 42 Comments

A grant and a college scholarship help with her monthly expenses

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

Sep 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 43,731 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2019, 8:00 PM 67,529 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2019, 8:00 PM 90,882 Views 140 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2019, 8:01 PM 62,572 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:31 PM 56,307 Views 40 Comments

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

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
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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

Feb 17th 2019, 8:01 PM 73,131 Views 69 Comments

She balances her saving plans with a healthy social life.

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

Feb 13th 2019, 7:31 PM 50,265 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2019, 8:01 PM 82,557 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2019, 7:33 PM 64,430 Views 41 Comments

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

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
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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

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:01 PM 61,386 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Jan 30th 2019, 7:31 PM 48,227 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2019, 8:01 PM 66,159 Views 48 Comments

Some of her older children are still living in Australia.

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 7:31 PM 53,533 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Jan 20th 2019, 7:58 PM 52,353 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Jan 16th 2019, 7:31 PM 47,291 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 7:59 PM 43,492 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Jan 9th 2019, 7:31 PM 96,931 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Jan 5th 2019, 6:30 PM 96,900 Views 97 Comments

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

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 8:01 PM 63,303 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2018, 7:01 PM 67,367 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Dec 26th 2018, 8:01 PM 63,534 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Dec 23rd 2018, 7:31 PM 57,240 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Dec 19th 2018, 7:31 PM 89,857 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Dec 16th 2018, 7:31 PM 46,870 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2018, 7:31 PM 58,799 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Dec 9th 2018, 8:30 PM 93,155 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2018, 7:31 PM 46,726 Views 18 Comments

He has started investing some of his savings in shares.

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 8:01 PM 53,157 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2018, 7:31 PM 67,760 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2018, 8:01 PM 68,983 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2018, 7:31 PM 55,678 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Nov 18th 2018, 8:01 PM 84,795 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2018, 7:30 PM 44,675 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 63,614 Views 58 Comments

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