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‘Instead of investing in a gimmick, I invested in myself: with a wellness coach’

In the latest edition of the "Me & My Money" column from The Irish Times, the award-winning journalist Tony Clayton-Lea interviewed Lorraine Butler, Managing Director at CPM. The article is a great read with insights and tips from Lorraine on personal finance!

Keep reading to read the interview:

Are you a saver or a spender?
I’d have to say I am a saver. I love living a good, comfortable life, but I don’t need an awful lot to keep me happy, so anything I have left at the end of the month goes into savings for a rainy day.

Do you shop around for better value?
I don’t like paying over the odds for something or wasting money, so I will always check the value I am getting.

What has been your most extravagant purchase and how much did it cost?
I have a weakness for nice handbags. When I was making my way up in my career, never did I think I would spend so much on a bag, so now I try to get my husband to buy them instead!

Once a year I buy a designer handbag and use them every single day, so I get good value out of them. The most expensive was a Chanel bag I bought a couple of years ago and, in case my dad reads this, I’d better not say how much for!

What purchase have you made that you consider the best value for money?
Last year, I bought a smartwatch to help keep track of my health and exercise levels. I find it great to keep me on track physically and mentally every day.

Read the full article.