Author: Ms. FAF

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

One year after having Baby FAF, I decided to make a drastic change to my life by dropping 40 lbs over 7.5 months. How I Lost 36 Lbs With A Cheaper Diet How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks I went from 156 lbs […]

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. When I was growing up, my parents strictly stuck with the “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” principle. Even now when they’re financially stable, this principle still rules. After Mr. FAF […]

When Money Matters In A Relationship

When Money Matters In A Relationship

Have you ever wondered how much you should spend on a gift for someone to show them that they’re important to you? I have. In fact, it’s happened more often than I can remember. You might think that it’s the thought that counts, and that as long […]

How To Have A Cheap & Happy Halloween

How To Have A Cheap & Happy Halloween

Our family went for our Friday night walk at Target last weekend. Once we entered the store, I just couldn’t help but notice all the Halloween decorations displayed at the front. I started to feel really warm and fuzzy inside. College Growing up in Vietnam, […]

Why I Don’t Follow Commercial Personal Finance Blogs

Why I Don’t Follow Commercial Personal Finance Blogs

The party with unknown faces Have you ever walked into a room full of people you don’t know? And although they may be talking about exciting and thought-provoking topics, you just can’t seem to relate because you don’t know who they are. You’re just yearning […]

The Life Of A Poor PhD Student

The Life Of A Poor PhD Student

If you follow my blog, you might already know that Mr. FAF completed his PhD degree this past summer and has officially become Dr. FAF. However, there’s one thing you might not know about me. Besides ‘Ms. FAF’ I also have another title: a PhD […]

The Pros & Cons Of Living With In-laws

The Pros & Cons Of Living With In-laws

If you are Asian, you probably are not surprised that many young couples live with their parents even after they get married. It happens a lot in Asia and still does in America. I have Asian American friends who have lived and are planning to […]

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about what my typical day looked like when I was living by myself in DC. After Mr. FAF got his degree and Baby FAF came back from China, my schedule has changed quite a bit. Some […]

Sep 2017 Food Expense Report – $1,106.2

Sep 2017 Food Expense Report – $1,106.2

After publishing our August food expense report ($844.26), I got a lot of feedback from you all about how to cut our grocery bills (Thank you!). I thought Mr. FAF and I would learn some lessons from August. But as the story goes, our food […]

When Love Doesn’t Make Financial Sense

When Love Doesn’t Make Financial Sense

I have a guest post titled “When Love Doesn’t Make Financial Sense” featured on Bobby Hoyt’s Millennial Money Man, a great personal finance blog for millennials. In this post, I share the story of how Mr. FAF and I met and overcame the challenges of our […]

Sep 2017 Blog Traffic Report (6th Month)- 26,737 Views

Sep 2017 Blog Traffic Report (6th Month)- 26,737 Views

This post contains affiliate links. Welcome to my 6th month blog traffic report! It’s still surreal to me that it’s been six months since I started Frugal Asian Finance. Half a year has gone by. Where did time go? I still remember starting the blog […]

The Pros and Cons of Living in An Expensive City

The Pros and Cons of Living in An Expensive City

Mr. FAF and I bought our first home in the DC metro area in 2016, but I have lived in the city for almost four years. While I love Washington DC for all the unique perks it offers, the city is not perfect. If you […]