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PocketPals: Dermot McElduff

How Dermot uses PocketSmith to keep his marriage intact 💍

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Dec 20, 2017 · 4 min read
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A little about you

Yes, my life is busy and full on, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! In recent years I realised that I am really not suited to having a 9–5 job and my main passion is really helping others to be successful. I have done this in many ways: previously as a partner in a coworking space, and as former co-founder of an award-winning business accelerator/consultancy business. More recently, I have left those businesses behind to move my family back home to my native Ireland to be closer to my family and in the hopes developing a business here. Thankfully, my Australian wife — like me — loves cold weather!

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Belfast

What do you primarily use PocketSmith for?

As for predicting the future, I make heavy use of the forecasting aspects of the application. This is critical to me, as for the moment I still have a 9–5, and get paid monthly. So, PocketSmith helps manage our spending between pay cycles. As I move to working as a freelance photographer over the next year, PocketSmith will help predict the point where I can cut loose the shackles of my corporate 9–5 and go full time freelancing.

How has PocketSmith changed the way you do money?

What pages / features do you use most?

How often do you log in?

Any tips?

For example: can you save money on your food bill? And if you do, what might that mean for your savings at the end of the year?

I definitely recommend that you be honest when setting budgets for things, and remember to adjust them as you need to, but be sure you know why you made an adjustment.

What is the best money decision you made for 2017?

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PocketSmith is online money management software used by families in 195 countries! We’re passionate about helping people build better relationships with their money.

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We make online money management software used by families in 195 countries! We’re passionate about helping people build better relationships with their money.

PocketSmith

PocketSmith is online money management software used by families in 195 countries! We’re passionate about helping people build better relationships with their money.

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