This beautiful lakeside cottage in Co Donegal is on the market for €250,000
This beautiful lakeside cottage in Co Donegal is on the market for €250,000

Sarah Finnan

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Fancy a fixer-upper? Here are four cottages on the market for under €95,000
Fancy a fixer-upper? Here are four cottages on the market for under €95,000

Sarah Finnan

Festival fashion: Crocs, crochet and the unexpected rise of dryrobes
Festival fashion: Crocs, crochet and the unexpected rise of dryrobes

Sarah Finnan

Joe Alwyn’s voice in ‘Conversations with Friends’ is the new Connell’s chain
Joe Alwyn’s voice in ‘Conversations with Friends’ is the new Connell’s chain

Lauren Heskin

This charming wisteria-adorned cottage in Co Kerry is on the market for €239,000
This charming wisteria-adorned cottage in Co Kerry is on the market for €239,000

Sarah Finnan

How I found the one bikini I look forward to wearing
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This charming three-bedroom cottage in Donegal is on the market for €300,000
This charming three-bedroom cottage in Donegal is on the market for €300,000

Lauren Heskin

Dressing for your dream job interview, according to a fashion expert
Dressing for your dream job interview, according to a fashion expert

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This sweet country cottage with a picket fence and private garden is on the market for €310,000
This sweet country cottage with a picket fence and private garden is on the market...

Sarah Finnan

Lessons learned from a self-employed novice
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Lessons learned from a self-employed novice: Create. Meltdown. Invoice. Repeat.


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Seven months after leaving her feathery, employment nest, Esther O'Moore Donoghue has some discovered some key insights about working for yourself. It involves talking about money, thinking about money, worrying about money as well as being alone and asking for help.

The last pay check from my full-time ‘real’ job was in August 2021 which makes it seven-ish months since I left my feathery, employment nest. Whilst I do miss the regular, predictable deposits into my account at the end of each month, half a year in, I (still) don’t regret my decision. That’s not to say it’s all been milk and honey. In my pre-resignation fantasies, I told myself ‘’Once I go freelance I’ll be...

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