“You Need a Budget” Has Set Me Back a Year with My Savings Goals… And I’m Glad!

As I mentioned in my last post, I have recently switched from using the app Money Lover (which while good, ate all of my data) to You Need a Budget, aka YNAB. I have been using it for around a week now, and I have to say, I am a complete convert! Prior to YNAB,... Continue Reading →


Reflections on a Month of Frugality

It'll be a month tomorrow since I first started this frugal journey of mine. Though I don't really feel like I have been a role model of frugality in my first month, I have made significant improvements. Yesterday, out of curiosity, I decided to re-download Money Lover, the app I had previously been using to... Continue Reading →


In my last post I mentioned that after my day out I stopped by the salon to get my hair cut. I have always had a bit of a fear of getting my hair cut. I'm not sure why - maybe because I've just never had nice hair. I put it off for a horribly... Continue Reading →

Clearing Out the Fridge

Around a week ago I bought some celery which I used to make some delicious cajun-style beans and rice. I wanted to just buy a small packet of the stuff, but the smallest quantity I could find was about 2kg worth (it only cost about 2,500 won, though). So I used some for my beans,... Continue Reading →

An Ode to Gmarket

It took me a year after arriving in Seoul before I was confident enough to explore the world of online shopping in Korea. It really changed my life, for better and worse. In an instant, a world of useful items and delicious foodstuffs became accessible to me in just a click. But of course, with... Continue Reading →

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