One request I’ve had is to make the site easier to navigate so that people who are here for money related posts can avoid stuff about living abroad. I’ve started to do that with the spiffy new menu bar above and I’m re-working the categories in the right sidebar to make it easier for readers to find posts that relate to their interests.
Since I’ve been in Japan for almost 10 months, I thought it would be beneficial to put together a post with links to the post popular Japan/living abroad posts to catch new readers up on my situation.
Paid to Travel the World and Other Reasons Teaching Abroad Has Taken Off After I talked with a friend about the insurgence of teaching abroad for college grads, I dug into the reasons so many people are moving across the world to find their first job.
Do I Send Money Home? – Dealing With Exchange Rates This is a topic I still struggle with personally, and I’ve actually broke my rule discussed in this post. Money decisions always seem to become more difficult when you’re starring at your own money.
Vacation Abroad? – Prepare Your Financial Accounts For Stress-Free Living Part 1 in a series that looks at how you should prepare your bank accounts, money, and credit cards if you’re going to voyage to another country.
How to Simplify Your Financial Life to Move Abroad Part 2 in the series that shows you how to handle your finances if you’ll be moving abroad for a long period of time.
Comparing Grocery Prices in Japan to America One of my favorite and most popular posts about a study I did comparing my local grocery store’s food prices to the average price of food in America.
Cost of the iPhone 3G in Rural Japan Corinne bought an iPhone for the map capabilities and drum kit app (oh, that was why I wanted it) so I did my best at deciphering the bill to find out the true cost of the phone.
Buying a Car in Japan Our best purchase so far. This post is an insider’s look at what it’s like for a foreigner buying a used car in Japan.
4 Japanese Personal Finance Gripes Proof that if you put “Gripes” in your post title, people will read and argue your opinions. A fun post that included some interesting discussion on the comments.
Daily Life of an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan What my life is like here with the JET Program. There are over 5,000 foreigners teaching in Japan through this program.
How to Make Nachos in Japan English books, wide roads and Mexican food are on the list of things any foreigner misses living in Japan. Luckily, we figured out a way to make nachos that will hold me over until I return home.
How to Save for Retirement While Working Abroad With no 401ks and IRAs available, foreigners who live abroad have to look at some other options for their retirement savings.
Foreign Savings Accounts and CDs (Not Just For Those Abroad) Diversifying savings across currencies has become popular as of late. Here’s a look at what that means and how to get started.
How to Improve Your Credit While Living Abroad It’s important to keep your credit going, but without access to credit card the options are limited. Here’s how to keep the score going up so when you get home you’ll interest rates will be in your favor.
Photo: Norman B.