Finances

Our Pledge For The Million Dollar Club

Our Pledge For The Million Dollar Club

I am writing a pledge to join the Million Dollar Club founded by J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy. What’s it like to be a millionaire? Prior to reading about personal finance a couple of years ago, I had the following (mis)conception of millionaires: — […]

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 23

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 23

I am so excited summer is finally here in DC. In my mind, summer means picnics, potlucks, ice-cream cones, community activities, and FUN! It was still freezing cold in the city just 2-3 weeks ago. Now the sun is scorching hot in the 95 degree […]

How We Saved $1,753 on Engagement and Wedding Rings

How We Saved $1,753 on Engagement and Wedding Rings

Despite our differences, I’m generally happy with my marriage to Mr. FAF. He’s a good husband, father, and friend. The one thing that keeps bothering me about our marriage is the $2,350 engagement ring Mr. FAF got me. I know the unspoken rule in the dating/marriage […]

3 Things We Fail to Do to Save Money

3 Things We Fail to Do to Save Money

Mr. FAF and I are a frugal couple. We try to save money in every possible way we can from bringing food while traveling, keeping a low grocery budget, to wearing free clothes. However, there are three major things we fail to do to increase our […]

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 7

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 7

Welcome to another post in the Frugal Wins & Frugal Fails series! Mr. FAF left DC about three weeks ago. I spent most of the three days off on the Memorial weekend working on my blog: writing new posts, responding to comments, interacting with other […]

3 Weird Things We Do To Save Money

3 Weird Things We Do To Save Money

You’ve probably read and heard a lot of tips on what you can do to save money. Cooking at home, budgeting, meal planning, and the like all seem so repetitive and maybe even boring to you. Today, I will talk about the 3 weird things that Mr. FAF […]

7 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – May 24, 2017

7 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – May 24, 2017

Frugality is present in almost everything I do. Some of those activities are pretty mundane (i.e. drinking water instead of soda, eating leftovers, not buying new clothes). However, sometimes I do feel ecstatic about being able to save money on certain things. Other times I […]

Please Don’t Blame The Avocado Toast

Please Don’t Blame The Avocado Toast

The internet seems to have exploded with articles and posts about an avocado toast and what the 35-year-old Melbourne millionaire and property mogul Tim Gurner said about it. “When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for $19 and […]

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – May 10, 2017

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – May 10, 2017

Frugality is present in almost everything I do. Some of those activities are pretty mundane (i.e. drinking water instead of soda, eating leftovers, not buying new clothes). However, sometimes I do feel ecstatic about being able to save money on certain things. Other times I […]

Kirkland (Costco) v. Angel Soft Toilet Paper

Kirkland (Costco) v. Angel Soft Toilet Paper

Discovery Yesterday I made a shocking discovery: A roll of Angel Soft toilet paper ($0.44) is cheaper than that of Kirkland-Costco brand ($0.80) by  $0.36 cents. $0.36 cents! I felt so shocked and cheated by Costco that I had to call Mr. FAF and told him we […]