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Yesterday
31st January 2023
Voices
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.
This week
29th January 2023 - 1st February 2023
Voices
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 week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
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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.
Last month
January 2023
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin
This week, our reader is enjoying a hybrid work setup.
Voices
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Voices
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.
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Money Diaries: A laboratory aide on €28K living in Kildare
This week, our reader is busy saving in preparation for moving into a new house with her husband.
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Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €38K living in the east of the country
This week, our reader is juggling changeable working hours and is learning how to invest in the stock market.
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Money Diaries: A doctor on €83K living in the midlands
This week, our reader is juggling work and trying to keep a lid on spending.
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Money Diaries: A public servant on €83K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is juggling busy work and parenting schedules, while worrying about her sick mother.
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Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is working hard and supporting his family while enjoying socialising in Dublin.
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Money Diaries: An early childhood educator on €35K living in Leinster
This week, our reader is working hard in two roles and also equally as hard on maintaining healthy finances.
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Money Diaries: A civil servant on €42K in Dublin currently on maternity leave
This week, our reader is busy taking care of her children while saving to take unpaid maternity leave.
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Money Diaries: A quality assurance analyst in biopharmaceuticals on €99K living in Dublin
This week, our reader enjoys cooking at home and socialising with friends in between working hard.
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Money Diaries: A financial services employee on €100K living in Shanghai
This week, our reader documents a week in Shanghai as he navigates life there amid Covid lockdowns.
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Money Diaries: A project manager on €35K living in Dublin with her boyfriend and their baby
This week, our reader is busy juggling work and parenting but is grateful for family support, too.
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Money Diaries: A data centre IT technician on €55K living in Dublin
This week, our reader feels lucky to be living at home with his parents while saving for a mortgage.
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Money Diaries: A 23-year-old legal secretary on €36K living and working in Dublin
This week, our reader feels lucky to be renting from a friend who moved abroad while working hard and studying.
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Money Diaries: A sales executive on €47K living with her husband in Dublin
This week, our reader is disciplined in her saving towards buying a new home.