Me and my money: Sinead Ni Loideain
TG4 weather girl likes to save for a rainy day but can overindulge in the sales . . . and on chocolate
Published 01/07/2010 | 05:00
TG4 weather girl Sinead Ni Loideain sometimes has a problem with overindulgence -- with the help of her credit card.
"I haven't bought anything majorly stupid but I do tend to fork out in the sales on the most random things that I know I'll probably never wear but at the time they sure seem like a great idea -- poncho anyone?" she said.
"I just recently bought a solar-powered charger. I leave it on the windowsill to charge for a day or two then pop it in my handbag and it's there if I run out of juice for my iPod or phone when I'm on the go. Genius.
"I don't have a savings plan as such but I do like to save for a rainy day. I have a pension but it seems a long way off before I'll get to touch that. I found some savings bonds at the bottom of my drawer the other day.
"My obsession with chocolate is my biggest ongoing waste of money. It's an addiction I just have to feed even though I know I'll regret it as soon as I've eaten that whole creamy, delicious bar with 2,000 calories that only lasted a minute with my cup of tea.
"I drive a Toyota Corolla hatchback. It's a nippy car that gets me from A to B pronto. That said, I only do 50kmh max. I was looking for a while but found this one on the internet in the end and got a good deal, practically new when I bought her.
"I have never looked into shares because I'm afraid I'd lose all my money on them."