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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #680 on: March 29, 2017, 01:13:51 PM »

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #681 on: March 29, 2017, 06:41:46 PM »
Triggering Article 50 has caused the pound to slide against the KRW. Great time to send money home to the UK.

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #682 on: March 29, 2017, 09:45:31 PM »
Looking at the exchange rate from KRW>GBP makes me feel a bit ill now I'm no longer in
Korea. When I moved to Korea it was about £580 for a million. It dropped to £520 and stayed there for a while. The majority of money I sent home was around this rate. Now that I've left, it's around £720. WHYYY  :cry:

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #683 on: March 29, 2017, 10:36:17 PM »
I would love to send money home, but the longer I stay here, the more money gets tied up in housing deposits, furniture, etc.

Same... Sent a bunch of money back last year (50mil) and now I have 20mil in the bank. Going to get married and buying a house in Korea in the next 3 years so I have to keep money here  :cry:

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #684 on: March 31, 2017, 10:53:20 PM »
Yeah, best rate it's been in a decade.
You are referring to the CAD-KRW, not USD-KRW, right?  (the latter is not true)

Yes, I am sorry.  I do sympathize.  Our exchange was bad like yours for several years.  I know all too well the frustration of it when you're trying to pay crap off.  As for us, once oil goes back up, our dollar will go back up and then we will have a bad rate again too.  I'm under no illusion about that.  Long term, Korea isn't going to pay off.  Best for us all to have an exit plan and not be here next decade.

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #685 on: April 03, 2017, 12:07:39 AM »
Yeah, best rate it's been in a decade.
You are referring to the CAD-KRW, not USD-KRW, right?  (the latter is not true)

Yes, I am sorry.  I do sympathize.  Our exchange was bad like yours for several years.  I know all too well the frustration of it when you're trying to pay crap off.  As for us, once oil goes back up, our dollar will go back up and then we will have a bad rate again too.  I'm under no illusion about that.  Long term, Korea isn't going to pay off.  Best for us all to have an exit plan and not be here next decade.

My exit plan is death. When I'm dead I'm definitely outa here!

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #686 on: April 03, 2017, 01:18:28 AM »
Your remains will go to a Western cemetery rather than a Korean one?

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #687 on: April 11, 2017, 11:44:14 AM »
Hopefully this hullabaloo with North Korea is a short-term thing.

Canadian Dollar is now stronger than the Australian.
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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #688 on: April 11, 2017, 12:09:46 PM »
Either way, we all ought to use this time to save.  Who knows what the next decade will bring or not bring.  We all may see a slump and have to return home.  For now, pinch the pennies and send as much home as possible while the rates are good (if they are good for you). 

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #689 on: April 11, 2017, 03:05:14 PM »
Either way, we all ought to use this time to save.  Who knows what the next decade will bring or not bring.  We all may see a slump and have to return home.  For now, pinch the pennies and send as much home as possible while the rates are good (if they are good for you).

I'd rather enjoy life rather than pinching pennies, but to each their own. It's easy enough to save $1000+/month without pinching pennies. Saving an extra couple hundred while foregoing life's pleasures wouldn't make that much difference in the long run financially anyway.

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #690 on: April 11, 2017, 04:02:59 PM »
Saving an extra couple hundred while foregoing life's pleasures wouldn't make that much difference in the long run financially anyway.
I hear you about pinching pennies and balancing life's pleasures.

However, if you honestly believe that saving a couple extra hundred dollars each month wouldn't make a difference in the long run...you best have someone else handle your finances, as nothing could be further from the truth.

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #691 on: April 12, 2017, 11:10:36 AM »
It's important to note that spending money does not equate to happiness or enjoying life. It's important to have hobbies but hey, a stupid purchase is a stupid purchase. We've all had plenty of those.
Let's look at the scenario where you decide to save instead of spend.

Assuming you invest the extra money you save from penny pinching, it will net you on average 7% per year. In 10 years, $200 per month of penny pinching would on average be able to get you about $33,000 ($24,000 invested, $9000 profit). While you might scoff at that $33,000; 7% of that is also nearly worth $200/mo. That's money you earn for simply breathing. Money you can either spend or remain invested. Or, under the 4% safe withdrawal rate, you'd be able to withdraw $110 extra per month for the remainder of your life.

It's up to you to decide whether $110/mo for just sleeping and going about your life makes a difference to you financially. To me it is because it's nearly 10% of my expenses.

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #692 on: April 12, 2017, 11:36:16 AM »
Either way, we all ought to use this time to save.  Who knows what the next decade will bring or not bring.  We all may see a slump and have to return home.  For now, pinch the pennies and send as much home as possible while the rates are good (if they are good for you).

I'd rather enjoy life rather than pinching pennies, but to each their own. It's easy enough to save $1000+/month without pinching pennies. Saving an extra couple hundred while foregoing life's pleasures wouldn't make that much difference in the long run financially anyway.

Except if the rug gets pulled out from under you and you have nothing to live on and can't buy food.  Experiencing a bout of unemployment isn't fun.  Trust me; I've been there.  Had to skimp to two meals a day for a very brief time.  (It was a great way to lsoe weight I guess.)

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Re: The Exchange Rate right now... [MEGA THREAD]
« Reply #693 on: April 21, 2017, 04:27:31 PM »
I think thermonuclear war is less likely than last week?

Won is finally below 850.

Spend your money the way you want:)
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