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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Money Diary

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2022
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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: A 37-year-old in a rural village in the West of Ireland earning about €1,800 a month
This week, our reader has friends to visit and is making an effort to support local business.
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Money Diaries: A software engineer in Dublin living with her boyfriend and three flatmates during the shutdown
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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Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin
Our reader this week details how she’s working from home through the lockdown.
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Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown
This week, our reader works on a new job from home, while he and his partner get through the shutdown.
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Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown
Our reader says he’s saving time on his journey now and saving money during the Covid-19 changes.
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How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old design engineer working at home in Carlow
This week, our young reader tries to close the purchase of a house while working from home during shutdown.
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How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin
This week, our reader adjusts to life in Covid-19 lockdown and finds she’s spending a lot less.
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How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children
This week, our reader details the week she spent in early March as Covid-19 became a public health issue in Ireland.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time
The software engineer is trying to quit smoking
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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