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# Money

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 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.
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 - 4th February 2023
Voices
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
Voices
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.
Voices
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
Voices
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.
Voices
Money Diaries: A communications manager on €69K living in Cork City
This week, our reader is busy juggling family life and organising Christmas.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
Money Diaries: A public relations manager on €62K living in Dublin
This week, our reader enjoys socialising with friends in between working hard.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you keep a personal budget?
Budget 2023 is all over the news today.
Voices
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.
# WIT
Jurgen Klopp jokes about the money Liverpool have saved by not sacking him
The Reds boss has come up against half a dozen opponents in charge of arch-rivals Manchester United since taking over at Anfield.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
# Financial Abuse
Cash is crucial to victims of domestic abuse or coercive control, says Women's Aid
AIB this week said its plan to go cashless in 70 branches was a ‘mistake’.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
# budget 2023
Moving income tax credits and bands will improve take-home pay, says Donohoe
The finance minister says Government will use indexation to up peoples’ take-home pay.
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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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Larry Donnelly: I wish LIV Golf didn’t exist but I won't condemn the golfers who've signed up
Our columnist, a keen golfer, reacts to the disruption of his beloved sport this week caused by the new Saudi-backed tour.
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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.
# Money
'Weak' economic quarter despite 10.8% growth in GDP
Consumer spending, which was down 0.7%, was affected by rising prices, especially for energy.
# Inflation
Over eight in ten will monitor spending more closely this year, An Post says
The poll examined spending and money management habits.
Voices
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.
# Davos
Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.
Voices
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.