A Case Study On Saving Money

Today I had to go to the government office to re-register as a foreigner living in Japan. Since I had been talking about saving money being your best investment even though it is under appreciated, I figured this would be a good opportunity to show how you can save a significant amount if you take a bit of time to think things through each day.

The first thing I did was think about how I would normally go about re-registering. This is what I came up with:

Driving to train station and back home: $2.00
Parking at train station for 3 hours: $9.00
Train to and from destination: $9.60
Lunch: $5.00
Photos: $20.00

Total budget: $45.60

Driving wasn’t really an option because of where the main


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6 Responses to A Case Study On Saving Money

  1. Caitlin says:

    Great post…I *love* this post because it so clearly illustrates the possible savings that are available when you are actually looking for opportunities to do so. Good luck on the banner idea!

  2. Madame X says:

    This is an interesting snapshot of life in Japan, as well as some quick and easy savings!

  3. Gail says:

    Great article! It really shows that with some thinking and ‘giving’ up some things you can save money. Your ‘giving’ up driving to the station resulted in increased savings, increased ideas for more savings and of course some nice exercise. Also interesting about how things work in Japan.

  4. Myrna says:

    Awesome article, Jeremy! I love inspiring articles like these…keep on writing.

  5. Reality Bites says:

    Jeremy, where do you live in Japan?

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