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Yesterday’s News

How I Spend My Money: A 37-year-old who just signed on the dole before the Covid-19 crisis hit

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

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Sunday 29 March, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 35-year-old manager from Dublin earning €55,000 living and working in Sweden

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

Sunday 22 March, 2020

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

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

Sunday 15 March, 2020

How I Spend my Money: A law student working part time as a waiter in Cork on €20,400

This week, a student in UCC details a busy week studying, travelling and socialising.

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

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.

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

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.

Sunday 23 February, 2020

How I Spend my Money: A 30-year-old primary teacher on €37,000 living in a mobile home

This week, our reader is a primary teacher living in a mobile home with her new husband, in the hope of saving for a house.

Sunday 16 February, 2020

How I Spend my Money: A 26-year-old chef in Maynooth who is studying while working

This week, our reader shows how he manages to keep his spending down because he gets his meals at work.

Saturday 8 February, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old corporate solicitor on €112,000 with a young family, living in Dublin

This week, our reader details her spending while juggling work and a young family.

Sunday 2 February, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old back living at home and on the dole after over a year travelling

This week, our reader details her spending while on social welfare benefits after taking a year out to travel.

Sunday 26 January, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old clerical officer on €23,000 who lives in Louth

This week, our reader details her spending in the week before Christmas and realised just how expensive that holiday is.

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

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

Sunday 5 January, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old talent acquisition manager on €70,000 who commutes to Dublin

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

Wednesday 1 January, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 21-year-old business student on an internship earning €20,000

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

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

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

Sunday 22 December, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old engineer on €42,000 getting ready for Christmas

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

Wednesday 18 December, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer in Limerick on €37,000 balancing work and a masters

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

Sunday 15 December, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old psychiatric nurse on €30,000 working 13-hour shifts and overtime

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

Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Sunday 8 December, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old recruiter on €40,000 living in Dublin

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 27 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A masters student on €12,000 trying to balance her work, college and social life

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

Sunday 24 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old HR manager in Sligo on €45,000 who moved out of Dublin two years ago

The Sligo native is trying to curb spending in order to save for Christmas

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

Sunday 17 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month

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

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland

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

Sunday 10 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000

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

Wednesday 6 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life

The solicitor works three days a week and volunteers at a free legal advice clinic in her spare time

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

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

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old technical writer in Dublin on €65,000 looking to move house

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 20 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A Kilkenny farmer on €32,000 with six adult children who likes a quiet life

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

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €62,000 who lives at home to save money

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

Sunday 13 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old engineer on €40,000 trying to save money while renting in Dublin

The young engineer is trying to balance saving while enjoying an active social life

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A Kerry woman in Toronto saving €700 a month to build her dream Irish home

The TV programmer is hoping to return to Ireland and build a home on her family’s land

Sunday 6 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A student on €12,000 trying to balance work and college life

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

Wednesday 2 October, 2019

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

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

Sunday 29 September, 2019

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

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

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