Author: Ms. FAF

5 Embarrassing Money-Related Facts About Me

5 Embarrassing Money-Related Facts About Me

As you might already know, I am a very frugal person. Sometimes it can be a good thing because I’m able to save a lot of money and don’t make huge financial mistakes on a regular basis. However, in some cases, what seems normal to […]

6 Tips On How To Be Productive

6 Tips On How To Be Productive

After publishing the post about what my typical day looked like, I have gotten many comments on how productive I seemed to be. I have to admit that the schedule I described is somewhat ideal for me. My week days tend to be structured and […]

How I Dealt With A Blog Traffic Decline In Nov 2017 (29,064 Views/mo)

How I Dealt With A Blog Traffic Decline In Nov 2017 (29,064 Views/mo)

Welcome to my 8th month blog traffic report! As 2017 is coming to an end, I can’t help but feel so excited for 2018 and how my blog will do in the new year. I experienced a traffic decline for the first time in November. […]

Our Biggest Fight & 4th Anniversary Celebration

Our Biggest Fight & 4th Anniversary Celebration

Sometimes I still can’t believe Mr. FAF and I have been married for four years. For us, it’s been a long journey. We first started our relationship knowing that we would have to be far away from each other for at least three years until […]

Our Food Expenses Increased Again! – $744.67 (Nov 2017)

Our Food Expenses Increased Again! – $744.67 (Nov 2017)

Welcome to our November food expense report! After experiencing a $487.9 food budget in October, I was ecstatic and hoped that we would continue to spend less than $500 in groceries in November. However, as you will see below, my hope and dreams didn’t come true. […]

5 Reasons Why I Love Free Food At Work

5 Reasons Why I Love Free Food At Work

Besides blogging as a hobby and a potential side business, I also work an 8-5 job. I love almost everything about my job. I’m passionate about the work that I do and the impact that it makes. I enjoy working with and seeing my colleagues […]

6 Easy Ways To Cut Your Utility Bills Today

6 Easy Ways To Cut Your Utility Bills Today

At the FAF household, we have seven key recurring expenses that account for the majority of our expenses (from largest to smallest): 1. Mortgage: We are aggressively trying to pay off our mortgage. We throw most of our disposable income towards our principle payment every […]

How We Manage Our Rental Property Out of State

How We Manage Our Rental Property Out of State

Have you ever wondered if you can buy a rental property in a faraway city where the housing prices are much lower than those where you live? I have entertained that thought from time to time, especially given the expensive real estate market in the […]

10 Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving Edition)

10 Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving Edition)

This year is the first time I will celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I grew up in Vietnam not knowing what Thanksgiving was or that it even existed. However, after coming to the US and seeing how important this tradition is to America, I have […]

How Our Lives Have Changed With A 128% Increase In Income

How Our Lives Have Changed With A 128% Increase In Income

It was 7:20 PM on a Wednesday. Mr. FAF just got home from work. He came home a bit later than usual since he had gone to get some Beijing roasted duck for the family. He said it was mainly for me because I had […]

How To Produce Massive Content For Your Personal Finance Blog

How To Produce Massive Content For Your Personal Finance Blog

After publishing my October 2017 blog traffic report, I got a lot of questions about how I managed to have 48 posts prepared for 4.5 months ahead of schedule. I am not a time management expert. And I still struggle to keep up my productivity […]

Real Estate Scam, Overpriced Stock Seminar & Investment Lessons

Real Estate Scam, Overpriced Stock Seminar & Investment Lessons

Have ever found yourself in a real estate scam and questioned your passion as a result? I once went to a supposedly free seminar at a fancy hotel only to find that it was the intro to a series of expensive courses on real estate […]