Last edited: Dec 5, 2016 Age: 34 Spouse’s/Partner's age: 35 Annual gross income from employment or profession: Base 34k Target Bonus 21k But I overachieve year after year my targets e.g. last year I made 64k 2014 63k 2013 61k 2012 60k this year it will be over 72k (though this was an exceptionally good year for me) Annual gross income of spouse: ~24k Monthly take-home pay: Just considering my base salary (minus pension contribution and contribution to companys share plan) plus the salary of the wife its ~3900 I receive my bonus every quarter - every three month I get around 3-5k net on top of my base salary Type of employment: working for a multinational In general are you: (a) spending more than you earn, or (b) saving? saving We are renting (sharing a house with others - paying in total 500 Euro rent plus bills) No loans/ debts - credit card balance is cleared monthly Savings and investments: 17k in savings account opened in October (adding since than monthly 1k to it) 18k in company shares (from where I can access right now 11k - next year I can access ~13k) increased by ~400 euro a month with contributions of myself and the company These new contributions to the share plan I can access immediately Do you have a pension scheme? worth 8k - company and myself add monthly ~500 euro Plans: getting an appartement or a house we want kid(s) Issue: I pay for a house in my home country - monthly 500 Euro - my mother lives in the house and the mortgage is in her name. I didn't change it to my name yet as it would remove my first time buyer status. Can I buy here in Ireland and would I still be able to continue paying for the house in my home country? Even with my wife stopping working at some point for a period of time?