Tuesday 28 February 2017

Me and my money: Colmán Mac Séalaigh

I am currently fighting and arguing with my credit card -- net shopping is my new hobby

TG4 presenter Colmán Mac Séalaigh says his spending mistakes are on what he lays out every day.

"I seem to leave shops with small impulse buys and I have only recently noticed how much money that costs me. Be it buying lunch every day or a few CDs at the weekend, it all adds up," he said.

"My best buy was a great deal on a six-stop ticket that took me to the States, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Asia. I hadn't done much travelling before and had the time of my life.

"I did have a high interest saving account to fund the trip which was a big help.

"I set up a simple direct debit for it and, once the money left my account, I forgot about it. It was a great way to save and to get a lump sum together for the trip.

"I am currently fighting and arguing with my credit card. Internet shopping is my new hobby. It beats the trek into town and the hustle and bustle of Saturday mornings.

"I have always wanted a classic car ... I don't really like the new car designs that have been brought out over the last few years.

"New cars have lost a lot of their character, which is a shame.

"I love the old Mini and the Ford Capri and I really want to get one someday.

"I nearly put a bid on a Lincoln Continental once, until I realised it was almost 19 ft long.

"I don't have any shares at the moment and I never have.



  • Colmán Mac Séalaigh is a presenter on PONC on TG4


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