RTE 1,700 people have died in Ireland since April 1, with more than 40,000 people homeless.
The cost of living in Ireland has been spiralling out of control, with the cost of basic goods like food, energy, clothing and toiletries rising.
How can you avoid the impact of rising prices on your life?
RTE’s Rachel Fitzgerald answers your questions on how to avoid being gouged at the checkout, and how you can make money on a budget.
1:00 Money and finance expert Rachel Fitzgerald explains how to save money on your credit card statement 1:15 Rachel Fitzgerald: “There’s this myth that when you spend more, you’ll get more out of the economy.
You’re not going to get more for your money, you’re not buying a bigger house.”
If you do spend more and you’re spending more on your income, you will get more from the economy.
“Read more: ‘It’s about time’ the price of food is reduced, she saysRachel Fitzgerald: If you’re a single parent or a disabled person, it can be hard to keep up with bills and you can’t take advantage of tax credits or other benefits.
People with children can spend so much money, and it can feel like a lottery,” she says.””
It’s a big issue.
People with children can spend so much money, and it can feel like a lottery,” she says.”
You could end up with a big bill for the children’s welfare.”
The cost of childcare and child care can add up.
If it’s something you’re planning to do, I would say make sure you spend the money.
If they’re going to spend up to a year’s rent, then you’re in trouble.””
If you’ve only got a couple of weeks, you can take advantage with savings accounts.
If they’re going to spend up to a year’s rent, then you’re in trouble.”
When you buy groceries and things like that, you want to be looking for cheaper products.””
You’ll end up losing money if you buy things that don’t keep you cool or have a heating element.”
When you buy groceries and things like that, you want to be looking for cheaper products.
There’s a lot of different things you can use to save if you spend too much.””
There are things that you can buy that will help you save, but it’s just a matter of being prepared to spend the extra money on them.”
There’s a lot of different things you can use to save if you spend too much.
“How to save on credit card and bank fees, interest and credit card interest ratesRachel Fitzgerald:- “I’d say to look at the rates for the things you want.
If the interest rate is 5% or 6%, it’s a good deal.
If your interest rate isn’t that much, then look for a better rate that’s between 3% and 5%.
“If there’s a small amount of interest, then try and find a better balance on the card.
If that’s not possible, then maybe you can get a lower interest rate.”
If you can, make sure that you’re taking out an interest-free loan.
This means that if you owe a bank more money in interest than you can afford to repay, you won’t have to pay it.
If you have a bad credit history, make a payment to a credit card company.
They may give you a lower rate of interest if you make the payment in full, and they’ll take out the balance if you don’t.
Rachel Fitzgerald says: “If it’s going to be a monthly payment, make it a month-to-month payment.”
“If it happens monthly, that means that you should pay for it and you won, so if you have some bad credit, then the best thing is to pay a monthly amount.”
If the interest on your card is higher than you could afford to pay, you could be paying interest on an interest free loan, which means that your bank won’t be able to take any more of your money.
You could then be paying a fee, or paying interest to a different bank.
Rachel Fitz says: The interest you’re paying is on the balance of the card, not the interest paid.
If interest is due, then your card company can’t put more money into the card account.
Rachel Fitzpatrick: “It would be best if you would take out a credit bond.
It would be like a savings account that you could use to pay back your card.”
What to do if the cost to buy a box at the supermarket goes upRachel Fitzgerald : “It may seem like a great deal, but if you think about it, you are only going to use so much for your groceries.”
So if you need to spend more money to eat,