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# how-i-spend - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Money Diaries: A PhD student on €16K living and studying in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A PhD student on €16K living and studying in Dublin

Oct 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 67,212 Views 26 Comments

This week, our reader is earning very little during a PhD but manages her spending by planning lots of homecooked meals.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old finance analyst on €45K living in the family home in Clare
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Money Diaries: A 25-year-old finance analyst on €45K living in the family home in Clare

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,086 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to live with his parents rent-free while saving up for a deposit to buy his own house.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Money Diaries: A management consultant on €62K living in Dublin with his dog
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Money Diaries: A management consultant on €62K living in Dublin with his dog

Oct 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 69,425 Views 32 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined in managing his finances while overpaying on his mortgage.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork
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Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork

Apr 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 83,878 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is back with his parents and working remotely from Cork during the pandemic.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home
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Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home

Mar 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 80,978 Views 70 Comments

This week, our reader has moved back to the family home in order to try to save money for a house, which she feels is out of her reach.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin
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Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin

Mar 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 71,253 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working in a hospital and watching spending to save for a wedding.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Money Diaries: A charity shop manager in the south of the country trying to make ends meet
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Money Diaries: A charity shop manager in the south of the country trying to make ends meet

Mar 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 57,779 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader is a charity shop manager receiving the Covid payment while lockdown continues.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown
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Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown

Jul 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,827 Views 39 Comments

This week, our reader has been cocooning throughout the Covid-19 shutdown.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely
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Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely

Jun 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 46,676 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader and her fiancé are busy renovating their home as they prepare for the birth of their first child. They are used to remote working.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A charity worker at home during the shutdown with her wife and two teenage children
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Money Diaries: A charity worker at home during the shutdown with her wife and two teenage children

May 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 61,634 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader juggles work, parenting and looking after her wife, who is ill, during the Covid-19 shutdown.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 26 April, 2020

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 49,529 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 - Sunday 19 April, 2020

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 47,043 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 - Sunday 12 April, 2020

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 86,939 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 - Sunday 5 April, 2020

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 82,159 Views 27 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 29 March, 2020

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 59,680 Views 35 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 22 March, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000
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How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000

Mar 22nd 2020, 8:00 PM 99,933 Views 59 Comments

This week, our reader is a junior doctor saving to buy a house with her boyfriend.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 8 March, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 55-year-old woman in Dublin who cares for her elderly mother and works part-time in a shop
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How I Spend My Money: A 55-year-old woman in Dublin who cares for her elderly mother and works part-time in a shop

Mar 8th 2020, 8:00 PM 79,615 Views 30 Comments

This week, our reader explains how she and her husband bought their house in 2003 for over 500K, which caused them some hardship, but now they live a happy life of careful spending.

# how-i-spend - Saturday 29 February, 2020

How I Spend my Money: A 32-year-old factory worker with young children, in remission from cancer and getting help from social welfare
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How I Spend my Money: A 32-year-old factory worker with young children, in remission from cancer and getting help from social welfare

Feb 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 59,339 Views 41 Comments

This week, our diary-keeper is a factory worker who was diagnosed with cancer. To supplement his reduced working hours, he receives social welfare payments.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 19 January, 2020

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 55,357 Views 23 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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 70,538 Views 72 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

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 59,284 Views 44 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 29 December, 2019

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 55,981 Views 51 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 22 December, 2019

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 44,685 Views 20 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

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 35,970 Views 25 Comments

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

# how-i-spend - Sunday 15 December, 2019

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 75,043 Views 47 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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 109,245 Views 146 Comments

The software engineer is trying to quit smoking

# how-i-spend - Sunday 8 December, 2019

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 77,149 Views 64 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

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 69,449 Views 67 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 1 December, 2019

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 107,044 Views 86 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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 37,493 Views 29 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 17 November, 2019

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 95,562 Views 74 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

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 66,012 Views 55 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 10 November, 2019

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 65,115 Views 51 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

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 61,187 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 - Sunday 3 November, 2019

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 76,663 Views 60 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

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 56,322 Views 44 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 27 October, 2019

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 58,307 Views 23 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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 36,322 Views 26 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Sunday 20 October, 2019

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 76,858 Views 42 Comments

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

# how-i-spend - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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 92,332 Views 71 Comments

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

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