Finances

From Living With 5 People In A 2-bedroom To $100,000 Net Worth

From Living With 5 People In A 2-bedroom To $100,000 Net Worth

Today we have a guest post from Liz. Liz is a 20-something year old, independent lady trying to be a responsible adult. Liz blogs at Ambitious Adulting. When she is not learning about personal finance, traveling or fixing up her house, she’s running Shoutouts Hamilton and […]

10 Expensive Things That Are Worth The Money

10 Expensive Things That Are Worth The Money

Frugality has become part of my lifestyle and identity. I try to make and save money in every way I can. I think about how to cut costs and invest for the future every day. When I go shopping, I usually choose inexpensive items without […]

How Frugality Helps Me Work Better At My Job

How Frugality Helps Me Work Better At My Job

Whenever the holiday and vacation seasons roll around, my colleagues and I will be asked to request our days off months in advance. My answer is almost always the same: “I will be in town the whole time.” My colleagues then would complement me on […]

3 Youtuber Lifestyles I Want To Adopt When Financially Free

3 Youtuber Lifestyles I Want To Adopt When Financially Free

As part of the personal finance community, I am conscious of my spending habits. I work hard at my job to pursue my career goals, prove myself, and climb up the career ladder. I launched the Frugal Asian Finance blog and hope to turn it […]

Why I Love & Don’t Care About Money At The Same Time

Why I Love & Don’t Care About Money At The Same Time

The other day I was talking to my blog sis Lily at The Frugal Gene about why I don’t have two phones. For Lily, owning two phones is a frugal option since it eases her work-life balance and saves her money. I told Lily I […]

How Fearing Layoffs Affects Our Financial Decisions

How Fearing Layoffs Affects Our Financial Decisions

Fear One question Mr. FAF has been asking me almost every day recently is “What would happen if I got laid off/fired?” Mr. FAF started working full-time in early September after spending six years in a doctoral program. He works at as a software engineer […]

5 Things I Wished I Had, But Now I Don’t

5 Things I Wished I Had, But Now I Don’t

All of us have gone through a period in our lives where we have all kinds of wishes we can possibly imagine. One thing I’ve realized about myself is that my wants and needs tend to change as I age. At the age of 30, […]

10 Simple Things We Do To Save Money

10 Simple Things We Do To Save Money

It is no secret that Mr. FAF and I are a frugal couple. During our 4-year marriage, I have observed certain things we usually do to save money, cut costs, and invest for our future. Some of them are straight out weird such as living […]

7 House Rules That Can Save Us $7,000/Year

7 House Rules That Can Save Us $7,000/Year

Whether you’re renting or owning a piece of property, you might have rules for guests and even members in your family. Before and after getting married, I have lived with almost 20 roommates (all females), most of whom I got along with pretty well. We […]

5 Things We No Longer Do To Save Money

5 Things We No Longer Do To Save Money

When time is tough, we tend to get creative with how we can save money. Mr. FAF and I have done weird things to save money, including using toilet paper as napkins and not paying for a car wash. Now that both of us work […]

Hubby Decided Not To Be Cheap – Our $1,400 YOLO Trip

Hubby Decided Not To Be Cheap – Our $1,400 YOLO Trip

In early November, I published a post asking you all whether Mr. FAF, my hubby, was being cheap or frugal in wanting to drive almost 22 hours over 4 days to save money. Some of you mentioned that he might have been too frugal. And […]

My New Year Resolutions For 2018 – Family, Finance & Blogging

My New Year Resolutions For 2018 – Family, Finance & Blogging

2017 musings As 2017 came to an end, I have had a lot of musings about money, life, and family. 2017 was an eventful year for the FAF family. First, Mr. FAF finally finished his PhD after spending six years in grad school. He got […]