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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Finances

This week
5th February 2023 - 8th February 2023
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Money Diaries: A 32-year-old admin assistant on €39K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is focusing on saving money in order to travel more with her husband and renovate their home that they bought from her parents last year.
Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
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Money Diaries: Have you been affected by the cost of living - would you like to keep a diary for us?
We are asking readers to keep a Money Diary to let us know how your spending and savings are changing.
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Money Diaries: A business operations manager on €45K living in Cork
This week, our reader is considering how much they spend on cigarettes but is still enjoying a few nights out.
Last month
January 2023
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Larry Donnelly: How will Irish politicians cope with an increasingly angry electorate?
Our columnist says the Donohoe affair and protests of recent weeks show that the political mood here has darkened.
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Money Diaries: A health and social care worker on €63K living in the east of the country
This week, our reader is a single mum working full time and juggling it all.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How can you make your money go further in 2023?
Listen in to hear financial advisor Nick Charalambous give his advice.
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Money Diaries: A financial analyst on €81K who recently moved to London
This week, our reader is enjoying living in London having moved there to save after being priced out of the property market in Ireland.
# Finances
€83 billion in tax collected by Exchequer in 2022, leaving Government with €5 billion surplus
The figures were released by the Department of Finance this afternoon.
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Money Diaries: A 30-year-old architect on €45K living in South Dublin
This week, our reader is juggling work and socialising.
Last year
2022
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Analysis: This year was a financial rollercoaster - what will 2023 bring for your money?
Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the highs and lows of the economy this year and asks if the future is brighter.
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Money Diaries: A communications manager on €69K living in Cork City
This week, our reader is busy juggling family life and organising Christmas.
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Financial expert: Three steps to helping you fight the rising cost of living
Mark Coan of Money Sherpa has some handy advice for anyone hoping to get a handle on their finances.
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Money Diaries: A 37-year-old product manager on €141K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is careful with spending and saving while juggling working and taking care of two children under five.
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Money Diaries: An IT customer support worker on €19K living in Co Mayo
This week, our reader is busy working from home and trying to save.
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Money Diaries: A lawyer on €130K living on the west coast
This week, our reader is enjoying life in Ireland but the cost of living may dictate where they buy a home.
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Money Diaries: A mum with a young family who recently moved home to Ireland after 15 years away
This week, our reader and her husband are busy saving for a mortgage while taking care of their two young children.
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Money Diaries: A 29-year-old recruiting specialist on €70K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is focused on meeting expenses and saving for travel.
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Financial advisor: Your job just gone? Here's what you should do right now to mind your money
There are financial steps you can take to alleviate the stress of losing a job, according to Mark O’Sullivan of Provest.
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Money Diaries: An executive administration support worker on €45K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is saving money to put towards a deposit for a house, which she’s hoping to buy with her partner next year.
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Money Diaries: A full-time postgraduate student on €10K living in Dublin
This week, our reader works part-time as a swim teacher while studying for his Masters and finding ways to keep costs down.
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Money Diaries: An electrical engineer on €115K living in the northeast of the country
This week, our reader is busy juggling work visits and family life.
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Money Diaries: A 27-year-old graphic designer on €45K living in Dublin
This week, our reader admits they’ll never be able to afford a home.
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Money Diaries: A public relations manager on €62K living in Dublin
This week, our reader enjoys socialising with friends in between working hard.
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Money Diaries: A social care manager on €58K living in the east of the country
This week, our reader is busy managing family and work life while trying to stay ahead financially.
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Money Diaries: A retail manager on €48K in Dublin living at home and saving for a home
This week our reader is busy doing different shifts and is trying to save for a home.
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Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the budget announcements today and finds out who got top billing.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you keep a personal budget?
Budget 2023 is all over the news today.
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Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin
This week, our reader is enjoying a hybrid work setup.
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Money Diaries: Have you curbed your spending - would you like to keep a diary for us?
As we face the cost of living crisis, we’d like you to keep a Money Diary to let us know how your spending and savings are changing.
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Opinion: The cost of living crisis is eating into disposable income - can Budget 2023 help?
Financial advisor Ralph Benson has some tips in relation to pensions and savings to be made ahead of Budget 23.
# Finances
'We're living on borrowed time... rugby is basically built on a foundation of sand'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra involved a chat on financial worries in rugby.
Voices
Money Diaries: A technology sales executive on €44K living in the east of the country
This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to save to buy her own home while living at home with her family.
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Money Diaries: A 30-year-old administrator on €44K living in Dublin
This week, our reader enjoys socialising with friends in between working full-time and completing a Masters.
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Money Diaries: A clerical officer on €26K living in Co Meath
This week, our reader is busy working and trying to save to start a family.
# London
Tommy Robinson fined £900 for contempt of court
The English Defence League founder appeared at the High Court in London on Monday.
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Money Diaries: A 26-year-old trainee solicitor on €37K living in Cork
This week, our reader is busy enjoying life and work in Cork.
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Money Diaries: An administration assistant on €31K living in Co Clare
This week, our reader enjoys cooking at home and cycling to keep fit while saving for a long-term plan of investing in a property.
# Public Spending
Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told
The pensions issue, climate financing and healthcare reform are the main challenges for Ireland’s finances.
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Money Diaries: A HR assistant on €27K living in the northeast of the country
This week, our reader feels lucky to be saving on rent while living at home, but feels like she is struggling to make big moves for her future.
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Money Diaries: A 38-year-old customer care assistant on $65K living in Queensland
This week, our reader is enjoying life and work in Australia.