When I moved to Seoul, Korea over six years ago, I was pretty naive and knew little about the rental market. I found a realtor on Craigslist and was basically like “I’ll take whatever you’ve got.” I literally took the first apartment that was shown to me and therefore extremely overpaid the landlord for one whole … Continue reading What It Really Costs To Live In Seoul, Korea (Part 1: Rent)
On Sunday I went to a local restaurant near my home and had deokbokki. I usually hate the texture of deokbokki, but I restaurant that I went to served the best deokbokki I had ever tasted. From Monday to Thursday I didn't spend anything!!! Friday and Saturday were a bit more expensive since I ate … Continue reading Weekly Check-in
This week has been a quiet one. On Sunday, I visited the salon to get a haircut and then had dinner with a friend. Monday I ordered some oranges and fresh fruit juices (no concentrate) for the week. Although my company provides three meals a day, they do lack fresh fruits and juices. This week, … Continue reading Weekly Check-in
The other day, a colleague I was hanging out with shared his credit score with me. This talk reminded me that I need to get an update on my score. I've been living in Korea for the past six years and neglected to check my credit score on a regular basis. Now that I’m getting older, … Continue reading What Is the Average Credit Score in America? Where Do I Stack Up?