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Me and my money: Niall Morris

'I am a brilliant saver. I've been brought up to know the importance of cash reserves'

Published 03/06/2010 | 05:00

SINGER Niall Morris is worried about his decision to buy property considering the downturn.

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"In the light of the Irish property collapse, I am wondering should I have bought any bricks and mortar in Ireland during the last 10 years.

"To be honest, I would love the carefree feeling of having no mortgage. So, if I could, I would probably undo my apartment purchase in Grand Canal Dock," he said.

"My best ever buy was a flight to Bangkok this January. I ended up getting a consultancy position at Bangkok Opera and falling in love in such a romantic fashion that I am sure there is a best-selling book in it.

"I am a brilliant saver. When I budget for an opera production, I always approach it as though I am spending my own money (often I am!), so I think of ways of getting what I need without paying for it. Sometimes that means borrowing from a generous friend or remembering something I saw in a charity shop. I have been brought up to know the importance of cash reserves for a rainy day.

"I have a beautiful black BMW convertible, which is a real eye-catcher, even though it's a 1997 model. It has a classic look about it and it was €8,500 when I bought it two years ago."

  • Opera singer Niall Morris directs and produces Loughcrew Garden Opera's 2010 production of Verdi's 'La Traviata', which runs on June 5 and 6, at Loughcrew Gardens, Oldcastle, Co Meath

Irish Independent

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