Changing your spending habits can be difficult without a little help. Thankfully there are a number of money management tools available these days, which won’t cost you a cent. Money Lover Money Lover is a simple way to keep track of your personal finances across a range of devi
By Tiernan Cannon We’re not trying to steal the butterflies from your belly. You’re in love, excited and newly engaged. Congratulations! Really. But we do have to point out that weddings are expensive. Very, very expensive. But worry not, we’ll get you through this.
Getting engaged can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life – you’re very much in love, delighted to spread the word, and looking forward to getting stuck into the business of planning a wedding. Unfortunately, weddings generally require a lot of money, partic
Struggling with debt, whether it be your mortgage, rent arrears or another bank loan? It can be a tough and stressful process, as you endlessly search through your budget with a fine tooth comb, hoping that you might be able to free up some funds somewhere. Thankfully, there are a few
Some estimates place the average spend on your child’s communion at around €700 – that includes a new dress/suit, hair and beauty, parties, entertainment, gifts and photos. It’s an awful lot for just one day, which has become less about the religious aspect and more about
Top times If you’re booking a summer holiday, the best time to do so is early in the year. According to research from Skyscanner.ie, for example, booking flights to Amsterdam around 17 weeks in advance could net you a discount of up to 35%. Try and travel on a weekday if possibl
Have you ever handed someone a really expensive Christmas present to only hear “You got me…oh.” And with that ‘oh’ you realise that that expensive camel-scented perfume, which you painstakingly picked out at great expense, has turned into a non-refundable nightmare! We mightn
According to many people, Christmas is a holiday reserved for the month of December, and for only 12 days. For the vast majority of retailers, however, Christmas begins as soon as Halloween ends, last year’s decorations are dusted off, and Christmas gifts begin to be advertised.
Impulse buys are the bane of regular saving and tight budgets – particularly if you snap up something pricey (just because it’s on sale doesn’t always mean you’re saving money!). And, if you’ve ever been to IKEA, you’ll know just how difficult resi