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by samurai_pug
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Opportunities in South Korea?
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: Opportunities in South Korea?

Hi there, I was in a similar boat as you. My background: American, taught in SK from 2013-2018. Had a non education-related BA+TEFL, was stuck in EPIK and wanted a uni job or something better around my 3rd year. I also married a Korean woman - and I can tell you, despite all the crazy stuff happenin...
by samurai_pug
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement and savings for international teachers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4591

Re: Retirement and savings for international teachers?

Thank you all for the replies. I'll check out that Hallam book and definitely research more about IRAs and mutual funds/ETFs for Charles Schwab (I've heard great things about them from other coworkers.) Honestly the most financially frustrating things about working in America are having to deal with...
by samurai_pug
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement and savings for international teachers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4591

Retirement and savings for international teachers?

Hello, I am currently teaching in a public school here in America. My state offers a retirement system for teachers, and in addition my district offers 403(b)s. There is also the option of course to use ROTH IRAs. The real challenge is that the cost of living in America is really, really high, makin...