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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
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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 82,998 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 53,182 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 40,976 Views 30 Comments

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

How I Spend My Money: Does your spending reflect the cost of living outside Ireland's cities?
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How I Spend My Money: Does your spending reflect the cost of living outside Ireland's cities?

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:00 AM 20,203 Views 4 Comments

We want to hear from you about the expenses or otherwise of living in urban or rural areas outside of Dublin.

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 55,946 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 44,161 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 43,734 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 67,530 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 90,883 Views 140 Comments

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

New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today
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New rules making it easier to switch your mortgage kick in from today

Jan 1st 2019, 9:00 AM 32,756 Views 28 Comments

Lenders will now have to tell customers 60 days before their fixed term ends and let them know about new rates and other options.

Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension
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Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension

Oct 14th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,849 Views 24 Comments

And what the hell is a PIP? An ARF? We got some experts to answer your questions.

Saving money in your 20s and 30s? It CAN be done - and here's how
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Saving money in your 20s and 30s? It CAN be done - and here's how

Oct 12th 2016, 11:00 AM 37,643 Views 59 Comments

We talked to successful savers for their tips on squirrelling it away.

Taking on the banks and winning - all in a day's work for this Irish businessman
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Taking on the banks and winning - all in a day's work for this Irish businessman

Feb 16th 2016, 11:43 AM 23,781 Views 1 Comment

Liam Murphy had his loan application rejected – but he didn’t allow that to deter him.

Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis?
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Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis?

Mar 6th 2015, 9:30 AM 249 Views 57 Comments

Our ageing population will mean that the current State pension will become unsustainable, leaving an uncertain future for many of us.

Consumer group warns as woman pays €1600 in Spain for €300 tablet
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Consumer group warns as woman pays €1600 in Spain for €300 tablet

Jan 9th 2015, 7:15 AM 30,353 Views 72 Comments

Such incidents are becoming more and more common according to European Consumer Centre.

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
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Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

Jan 8th 2015, 2:08 PM 9,443 Views 27 Comments

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

Are you saving for your kids' college education?
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Are you saving for your kids' college education?

Jul 14th 2014, 5:51 PM 16,969 Views 52 Comments

New research says that just 55% of parents are.

Investor confidence in Irish economy hits four-year high
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Investor confidence in Irish economy hits four-year high

Jul 7th 2014, 9:43 AM 4,676 Views 31 Comments

Over 80% of investors are positive on Ireland’s prospects, up from 10% in 2010.

Here's how much has been approved for mortgages this year
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Here's how much has been approved for mortgages this year

May 2nd 2014, 10:25 AM 12,652 Views 21 Comments

The figures are in, and they show a big bump.

Eight out of ten investors positive on Ireland's prospects
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Eight out of ten investors positive on Ireland's prospects

Mar 24th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,780 Views 14 Comments

Driven on by better economic news, investors have a bigger appetite for risk.

Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?
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Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?

Mar 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 32 Views 27 Comments

A stand-off between debtors and creditors has led to a slow down in formal insolvency arrangements, write Anthony Joyce and Karl Deeter.

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry
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Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry

Mar 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 70 Views 13 Comments

The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.

Column: What is a frugal food budget to you?
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Column: What is a frugal food budget to you?

Feb 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 16,033 Views 89 Comments

Do you plan every cent you spend or throw caution to the wind? Caítríona Redmond looks at the intricacies of living on a budget.

Column: 8 Financial Rules of Thumb
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Column: 8 Financial Rules of Thumb

Jan 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,524 Views 21 Comments

No two people are the same, so what’s right for one person may not be for you. However, there are some financial rules of thumb that can help to steer you in the right direction, writes Liam Croke.

Column: Having a home is a basic need that's slipping beyond people's reach
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Column: Having a home is a basic need that's slipping beyond people's reach

Oct 9th 2013, 1:00 PM 120 Views 69 Comments

A fresh and compassionate approach is needed for Budget 2014 to help thousands of families who are in danger of losing their homes, writes SR Stanislaus Kennedy.

Column: Financial stress is costing us dearly – it's time for proper education in money matters
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Column: Financial stress is costing us dearly – it's time for proper education in money matters

Sep 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 147 Views 25 Comments

Did you know that financial stress is costing Irish business over €2.1 billion? Financial advisor Liam Croke discusses the changing face of personal finance – and personal debt – over the past 24 years.

Survey: Just 58% of teenagers expect to find work in Ireland after college
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Survey: Just 58% of teenagers expect to find work in Ireland after college

Feb 25th 2013, 7:27 PM 6,710 Views 41 Comments

The Teens & Money survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows that 80 per cent of teenagers worry about the costs associated with third level education.

Irish people still love using cheques, says Central Bank
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Irish people still love using cheques, says Central Bank

Feb 5th 2013, 2:00 PM 12,379 Views 43 Comments

More than 84 million cheques were used in Ireland in one year, despite the shift away from cheque books.

61% of people have under €100 left a month after essential bills - Credit Unions
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61% of people have under €100 left a month after essential bills - Credit Unions

Jan 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,624 Views 75 Comments

the final 2012 ‘What’s Left’ tracker series conducted by the Irish league of Credit Unions shows 61% of people have €100 or less left at the end of the month once essential bills are paid.

Irish consumers' Visa card expenditure rises to record €15.5bn
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Irish consumers' Visa card expenditure rises to record €15.5bn

Jan 15th 2013, 9:31 AM 3,817 Views 11 Comments

According to Visa, €1 in every €7 of consumer spending in Ireland is now on a Visa debit, credit or prepaid card.

Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it
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Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it

Dec 19th 2012, 2:51 PM 7,324 Views 70 Comments

Enda Kenny regrets Bank of Ireland’s decision on credit card rates, but says the issue is one for the Financial Regulator.

Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent
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Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent

Dec 19th 2012, 9:11 AM 7,447 Views 47 Comments

The rate increases, which had been advertised in October, kicked in yesterday – only a week before Christmas.

Join TheJournal.ie’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel
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Join TheJournal.ie’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel

Nov 26th 2012, 10:25 AM 7,727 Views 30 Comments

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up
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Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up

Aug 21st 2012, 9:30 PM 5,797 Views 13 Comments

National Consumer Agency says it’s important that students check all penalty charges before choosing their account.

Government will oppose SF bill to limit moneylenders' interest rates
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Government will oppose SF bill to limit moneylenders' interest rates

Jul 17th 2012, 8:36 PM 6,159 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin’s legislation would mean licensed moneylenders would not be allowed to charge interest higher than 40% APR.

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...
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Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...

Jul 9th 2012, 1:45 PM 40 Views 64 Comments

…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

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