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#How I Spend My Money

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin

Sun 8:00 PM 49,045 Views 13 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home while saving money for when she goes on maternity leave.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Money Diaries: A project engineer in the north east of the country on €32K
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Money Diaries: A project engineer in the north east of the country on €32K

Sep 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 49,221 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard and managing finances while trying to save for a mortgage.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Money Diaries: A product manager on over €140K with a young family in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A product manager on over €140K with a young family in Dublin

Sep 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 108,113 Views 86 Comments

This week, our reader is busy balancing working from home with taking care of their children.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Money Diaries: A 23-year-old student and fast food worker on €13K living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 23-year-old student and fast food worker on €13K living in Dublin

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 66,384 Views 33 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard to save for college fees.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 22 August, 2021

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €33k living in Dublin and working from home
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Money Diaries: A civil servant on €33k living in Dublin and working from home

Aug 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 79,968 Views 45 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working from home while trying not to overspend when socialising with friends.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Money Diaries: A recruitment consultant on €32K living in the midlands with his family
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Money Diaries: A recruitment consultant on €32K living in the midlands with his family

Aug 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 52,288 Views 16 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling family life and working from home, taking care not to overspend.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Money Diaries: A process scientist on €57K supporting the family while her husband studies
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Money Diaries: A process scientist on €57K supporting the family while her husband studies

Aug 8th 2021, 8:00 PM 52,188 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader is using her salary to keep the show on the road as her husband returns to learn a new skill.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog
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Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog

Aug 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 99,586 Views 44 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined and organised in managing her finances.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Money Diaries: A language specialist in IT & partner earning a combined €75K saving for a home
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Money Diaries: A language specialist in IT & partner earning a combined €75K saving for a home

Jul 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 43,244 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader says she and her partner tried hard to save as much as possible to buy a house.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin

Jun 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,739 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Money Diaries: An IT consultant on €126K living and working in London
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Money Diaries: An IT consultant on €126K living and working in London

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 93,029 Views 106 Comments

This week, our reader is busy managing family time along with long working hours.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Money Diaries: A youth worker in Dublin on €35K balancing income and high rents
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Money Diaries: A youth worker in Dublin on €35K balancing income and high rents

Apr 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 57,517 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader says she finds Dublin very expensive to live in, so she’s having to watch her spending closely.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home
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Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home

Apr 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 50,510 Views 17 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard to build a new career while saving with her husband to renovate the family home.

# how-i-spend-my-money - 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 83,423 Views 58 Comments

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

# how-i-spend-my-money - 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 79,951 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-my-money - 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 70,867 Views 47 Comments

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

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands
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Money Diaries: An education service manager on over €55K, living with family in the Midlands

Feb 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,980 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader and his wife are busier than ever in lockdown between homeschooling and working.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Money Diaries: An actor and bartender on the PUP, keeping busy through lockdown in Dublin
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Money Diaries: An actor and bartender on the PUP, keeping busy through lockdown in Dublin

Feb 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 82,352 Views 62 Comments

This week, our reader is trying to keep busy in lockdown by reading, writing and running. He also shares his thoughts on life on the PUP, oh and says hello to Domhnall Gleeson.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €52K homeschooling and teaching remotely
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Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €52K homeschooling and teaching remotely

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 138,433 Views 136 Comments

This week, our reader is a primary school teacher documenting her spending while she juggles homeschooling of her own children and her pupils.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country
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Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country

Feb 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 112,643 Views 50 Comments

This week, our reader enjoys a better quality of life and stretches her income further now she’s out of Dublin.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home
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Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 70,058 Views 35 Comments

This week, our reader is renovating the new home she just bought in county Offaly.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old HR Manager and busy mum working hard to save for a mortgage
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Money Diaries: A 35-year-old HR Manager and busy mum working hard to save for a mortgage

Dec 6th 2020, 8:00 PM 89,131 Views 56 Comments

This week, our reader and her partner and two children are living with her parents long-term in order to save for a home.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old HR professional on €24K, renting and living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 22-year-old HR professional on €24K, renting and living in Dublin

Nov 15th 2020, 8:00 PM 96,251 Views 54 Comments

This week, our reader details how she’s staying fit and keeping her spending under control as she works hard during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19
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Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19

Oct 18th 2020, 8:00 PM 75,201 Views 56 Comments

This week, our nurse describes the pressure she and colleagues are under in work and outside, as they maintain a distance.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin

Oct 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 62,194 Views 54 Comments

This week, our reader has moved home to his parent’s house since Covid-19 hit and he’s finding he saves a lot more money.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain
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Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain

Oct 4th 2020, 8:00 PM 93,918 Views 21 Comments

This week, our Irish teacher living in Madrid highlights the reasonable cost of living in the city.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old civil servant on €44K living in North Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 26-year-old civil servant on €44K living in North Dublin

Sep 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 86,913 Views 76 Comments

This week, our reader finds he’s not spending much daily as his workplace provides food. However, he says this week was a ‘low-spend’ week.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old SNA on €25K living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: A 32-year-old SNA on €25K living in Dublin

Aug 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,089 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader prepares to return to the classroom, topping up her income with some childminding in the meantime.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A 37-year-old in a rural village in the West of Ireland earning about €1,800 a month
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Money Diaries: A 37-year-old in a rural village in the West of Ireland earning about €1,800 a month

Aug 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 110,048 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader has friends to visit and is making an effort to support local business.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway
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Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway

Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 73,844 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader is on a road a lot and also enjoying getting back out with his family after lockdown.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother
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Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 67,644 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader, who lives with her daughter in Galway and has an underlying health condition, details her spending and saving during the Covid-19 period.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more
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Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more

Jul 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 55,591 Views 29 Comments

This week, our reader has been spending lockdown working from home but is now starting to socialise with friends, prompting an increase in spending.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job
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Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job

Jul 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,739 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is living in her own apartment in the city centre and is working from home in a new job.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €50k in Dublin in lockdown
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Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €50k in Dublin in lockdown

Jul 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 115,926 Views 76 Comments

This week, our reader is busy programming for work and fun but manages his finances well during the lockdown.

# how-i-spend-my-money - 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 71,741 Views 39 Comments

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

# how-i-spend-my-money - 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 46,618 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-my-money - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child
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Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child

Jun 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 100,924 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is in County Clare with his wife and baby daughter. They’re managing through the lockdown, working from home and reuniting with family as lockdown eases.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown
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Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown

Jun 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 69,080 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is grateful she has various incomes for freelancing as it means she’s not reliant on just one job in a crisis.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway
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Money Diaries: A 25-year-old customer support technician living with flatmates in Galway

Jun 7th 2020, 8:00 PM 56,777 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader details how he’s working from home and hanging out with flatmates, while also playing Football Manager.

# how-i-spend-my-money - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown
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Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown

May 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 77,111 Views 64 Comments

This week, our reader finds she’s enjoying slowing down while staying at home during the shutdown, and is spending less.

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