Girls Generation member Sooyoung has some advice for young South Korean idols as the popularity of K-pop continues to boom globally.

While it may feel like fan support and endorsements are endless, Sooyoung warned idols to be wise with their money and learn to save for their future.

"What I realized in life is that…the money I earned before my 30s was not my money. I think the money I earned before my 30s was just luck. The money I earned after turning 30 has begun to feel very valuable," she said on the latest episode of Variety's "Take Care of Me This Week," which was aired Monday.

She also underscored the importance of becoming financially secure at a young age. K-pop and Korean drama aficionados know that the industry favors younger singers and actors over those above 30.

"To my juniors too, I want to recommend becoming financially and emotionally independent from your surroundings a bit earlier, at a slightly younger age. That's because when you promote in the entertainment industry from a young age, you don't know what independence is, you don't know who you are, and time just flies by. That's why you really have to take time for yourself," Sooyoung explained.

Girls Generation, also known as SNSD, is set to release a new album next month as part of the group's 15th anniversary celebration. Their last album, "Holiday Night," was released in 2017. The eight-member group is also starring in their own reality show, titled "So Shi Tam Tam." The show will premiere on JTBC network Tuesday.

A fan wrote on Twitter, "According to Sooyoung, SNSD will be releasing a Full-Length album for the first time in 5 years!!" along with a clip from the Variety show where Sooyoung confirmed the happy news.

Launched in 2007 under SM Entertainment, Girls Generation is one of the most successful girl groups in South Korea. It was one of the first musical groups that heralded the Hallyu (Korean) wave in overseas markets.

"So Shi Tam Tam" will feature Im Yoona, Kim Tae-Yeon, Seohyun, Tiffany, Sooyoung, Kwon Yuri, Sunny and Hyoyeon undertaking various challenges as they go on a vacation in an undisclosed location in South Korea. The eight-episode series is both a reality show and a game show, but it will also have a documentary segment that will show the solo activities of the members prior to their reunion schedules.

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Girls' Generation singers (L - R) Seohyun, Yoona and Tiffany arrive at the Burberry 2012 Autumn/Winter womenswear collection show during London Fashion Week in London February 20, 2012. REUTERS