Monday 18 December 2017

Me and my money: Niall Morris

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

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

"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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