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
Total budget: $45.60
Driving wasn’t really an option because of where the main...