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Haeryun Kang
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Being Frugal, Not YOLO, Is South Korea's New Fad

Who knew that a podcast analyzing receipts could create such a sensation? That’s all there is to the recording: A South Korean comedian breaks down somebody’s monthly expenditures and rates the spending based on the contributor’s income and long-term financial goals. Two comedians sit

Jieun Choi
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“Icon of Debt”: S Korea's Most Sought-After Celebrity

Seven years ago, he was banned from major television channels after being convicted of running an illegal gambling business. Today, Lee Sang-min is one of the most sought-after celebrities in South Korea. He is a permanent panelist on 11 television shows. In May, he ranked first in a celebrity