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Offline The Arm

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Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« on: February 19, 2017, 11:46:45 AM »
We're approaching that time where lots of us will be getting renewal bonuses or leaving Korea and collecting our accumulated severance/pension.

What are you spending it on?  Splurging on something big?  Investing it?  Treating yourself to something small and saving the rest?  Going travelling for a few months?

Just curious about what people do with that nice cash injection  ;D

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 09:03:41 PM »
Moving back to the US and buying a car. Then whatever is left is going into the bank.

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 10:14:50 PM »
Going to use to finance a new 2017 Mustang. Or maybe a BMW. Then, investing the rest.

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 07:42:25 AM »
My current laptop is a piece of shite. So I am investing in a new gaming laptop with my bonus.

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 07:51:22 AM »
Student loans. *sigh*

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 08:00:38 AM »
Travel, grad school, and food.

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 08:06:38 AM »
I'll most likely spend mine on a car, apartment deposit, and living expenses until I find a job.  I dread the job search and hope it is short.  I'm not optimistic.

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 08:12:12 AM »
I'm spending most of mine on hookers and blow.  The rest will probably just be wasted on something.

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 08:51:59 AM »
Spending it on tuition to a coding bootcamp.  Hoping I can make a seamless transition into a career type situation.  I'm cautiously optimistic.  8)

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 08:52:01 PM »
Going to use to finance a new 2017 Mustang. Or maybe a BMW. Then, investing the rest.









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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 10:54:20 PM »
School, rent, and food.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 07:53:43 AM »
I'm spending most of mine on hookers and blow.  The rest will probably just be wasted on something.

Best post of the thread  8)

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 08:42:01 AM »
Going to use to finance a new 2017 Mustang. Or maybe a BMW. Then, investing the rest.









Yes sir already got a job lined up in the states so I'm ready to be ballin! 3 days left in Korea!

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 08:49:43 AM »
New law in 10, 9, 8, ....

You must buy a Korean car with your bonus/severance/pension should you chose to buy a car when you return home..

hahahaha

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2017, 08:54:01 AM »
New law in 10, 9, 8, ....

You must buy a Korean car with your bonus/severance/pension should you chose to buy a car when you return home..

hahahaha


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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 09:38:34 AM »
I was just perusing car price and it shocked me that a Civic is only slightly more expensive than an Elantra. Are Korean cars that popular? I was surprised.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 09:48:21 AM »
Yes sir already got a job lined up in the states so I'm ready to be ballin!

You will be a writer? How'd you score that gig?

Been doing freelancing online writing. Making that dough during deskwarming.

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 02:23:59 PM »
I was just perusing car price and it shocked me that a Civic is only slightly more expensive than an Elantra. Are Korean cars that popular? I was surprised.

Hyundai is reasonably popular, not too sure about Kia. but i think the price is due to the fact that they're both similar types of cars and similarly specced.

the 2017 Honda Civic hatch is an absolute thing of beauty though. no ways i would buy an Elantra over this

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/first-drives/a31556/2017-honda-civic-hatchback-first-drive/

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 03:49:43 PM »
I was just perusing car price and it shocked me that a Civic is only slightly more expensive than an Elantra. Are Korean cars that popular? I was surprised.

Hyundai is reasonably popular, not too sure about Kia. but i think the price is due to the fact that they're both similar types of cars and similarly specced.

the 2017 Honda Civic hatch is an absolute thing of beauty though. no ways i would buy an Elantra over this

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/first-drives/a31556/2017-honda-civic-hatchback-first-drive/

Japanese cars held the small car market for many years.  Team Korea has made in-roads recently due to long warranties and well equipped base models.

Once you load up a Honda or Toyota with similar equipment, you find the price difference to be wider.

Since the Hyundai/Kia merger, I see Kia going more sporty (think Pontiac in the 1990's), Hyundai as the "everyman's" brand (Chevy), and Genesis near-lux (Buick/Cadillac).

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Re: Spending your bonus/severance/pension
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 10:56:35 PM »
Yes sir already got a job lined up in the states so I'm ready to be ballin!

You will be a writer? How'd you score that gig?

Been doing freelancing online writing. Making that dough during deskwarming.

Just started writing for a friend. Then that snowballed into using upwork and getting clients. But my main job in the states will be business related.