Week 21

This was a short week because the month ended, or rather we were paid, on Friday. However, I’m still expecting it to be an expensive week because experience has taught me that the bills really knock us at the end of each month. We really tried to live super cheaply though (still compensating for the jacket!) and to be honest, it really wasn’t that hard 🙂   To new readers of The Brat Experiment: Husband and I track every single won that we spend on a fantastic app called Money Lover. The app is synched to both of our phones and means that it’s very easy to see where all of our money goes (which is not always pleasant!). I then report on our weekly spending here and write up a summary of our spending for each month. You can check out other weekly spends and the monthly summaries in The Numbers section.


184 410 won

20 360 won Groceries Necessary
6 500 won Groceries Necessary
157 550 won Groceries Necessary. Big shop at E-Mart.
Eat Out n/a
Clothes n/a

5 900 won

5 900 won CU beer (convenience store) Indulgence but cheap
Once-off n/a
Bills & Fees


241 010 won

58 770 won Husband’s cell phone Necessary. And more than usual because he changed phones we think…Or maybe his data usage increased? Hard to tell with the bill in Korean!
43 560 won Internet bill Necessary
39 600 won My phone bill Necessary
1 000 won ATM withdrawal fee Indulgence. I used an ATM that doesn’t belong to my bank.
98 080 won Building management fee Necessary and not sure why it’s cheaper than usual…

2 400 won

2 400 won Taxi home from E-Mart Necessary. Too much shopping to carry or cycle.
Gifts n/a
Medical n/a
Travel n/a

Week’s total: 433 720 won

Necessary: 426 820 won (98%)

Indulgence: 6 900 won (2%)

What a fantastic ratio of necessary vs indulgence!! I’m pretty sure that it’s our best yet 🙂 The other thing that stands out for me is that we didn’t once eat out: no dinner, no coffee, nothing! I think that might just be the first time ever since I started recording our weekly spending according to category – yay us! (Or maybe shame on us that it has taken this long?!)



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  1. Pingback: The Numbers: A Summary of Month 5 | The Brat Experiment

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