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#Money Diary

# money-diary - Sunday 24 February, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 17 February, 2019

# money-diary - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 10 February, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 27 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 20 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 13 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Saturday 5 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 30 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 23 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 16 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 9 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 2 December, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 25 November, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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

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.’