Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Dublin: 17°C Thursday 18 August 2022

#Money Diary

# money-diary - 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
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

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 110,742 Views 25 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

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

May 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 77,398 Views 64 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin

May 24th 2020, 9:00 PM 68,717 Views 65 Comments

Our reader this week details how she’s working from home through the lockdown.

# money-diary - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown

May 17th 2020, 9:00 PM 68,421 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader works on a new job from home, while he and his partner get through the shutdown.

# money-diary - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown

May 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 73,402 Views 38 Comments

Our reader says he’s saving time on his journey now and saving money during the Covid-19 changes.

# money-diary - Sunday 26 April, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow
# Money Diaries
# Money Diaries

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow

Apr 26th 2020, 9:00 PM 49,572 Views 26 Comments

This week, our young reader tries to close the purchase of a house while working from home during shutdown.

# money-diary - Sunday 19 April, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin
# Money Diaries
# Money Diaries

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 47,089 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader adjusts to life in Covid-19 lockdown and finds she’s spending a lot less.

# money-diary - Sunday 12 April, 2020

How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children

Apr 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 87,020 Views 62 Comments

This week, our reader details the week she spent in early March as Covid-19 became a public health issue in Ireland.

# money-diary - Sunday 5 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 82,230 Views 27 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 29 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 59,723 Views 35 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 15 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 15th 2020, 8:00 PM 47,430 Views 27 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 23 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 135,687 Views 132 Comments

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.

# money-diary - Sunday 26 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 67,464 Views 21 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old data analyst from Waterford, living and working in Brussels on €39,000

Jan 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 55,389 Views 23 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 70,577 Views 72 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 1st 2020, 9:00 PM 59,310 Views 44 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old data analyst on €55k commuting from Kildare to Dublin to save for a mortgage

Dec 29th 2019, 8:30 PM 56,026 Views 51 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 22 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:00 PM 44,707 Views 20 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 18th 2019, 7:30 PM 35,986 Views 25 Comments

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

# money-diary - Sunday 15 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 75,112 Views 47 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time

Dec 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 109,978 Views 147 Comments

The software engineer is trying to quit smoking

# money-diary - Sunday 8 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 8th 2019, 8:00 PM 77,244 Views 64 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old HR manager in Cork on €50,000 putting in a lot of hours at work

Dec 4th 2019, 7:30 PM 69,474 Views 67 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old civil servant on €38,000 struggling to save while commuting to Dublin

Dec 1st 2019, 8:00 PM 107,090 Views 86 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 37,515 Views 29 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

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

Nov 24th 2019, 8:00 PM 75,844 Views 36 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 7:30 PM 37,941 Views 27 Comments

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

# money-diary - Sunday 17 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 95,599 Views 74 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 66,055 Views 53 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 10 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 10th 2019, 8:00 PM 65,135 Views 51 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 6th 2019, 7:30 PM 61,241 Views 44 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends

Nov 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 76,685 Views 60 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 30th 2019, 8:30 PM 56,356 Views 42 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old compliance officer on €46,000 who keeps busy in his spare time

Oct 27th 2019, 8:00 PM 58,317 Views 23 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old in Melbourne on €62,000 who loves the outdoors and plans to move home

Oct 24th 2019, 8:00 AM 36,411 Views 26 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 20 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 76,890 Views 43 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 92,382 Views 71 Comments

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

# money-diary - 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
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

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

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 PM 83,134 Views 58 Comments

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

# money-diary - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 53,299 Views 26 Comments

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

# money-diary - Sunday 6 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 6th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,185 Views 30 Comments

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

1 2 3