Finances

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 […]

Spring Is Here – Likes, Dislikes & How To Save

Spring Is Here – Likes, Dislikes & How To Save

Spring is finally here! In case you didn’t know, I currently live in the Washington  DC metro area, so I do experience four seasons a year (yay!). This morning I woke up and couldn’t stop sneezing. The temperature was in the 60s, so I knew something […]

How Youtube Saved Us At Least $297.88 Last Year

How Youtube Saved Us At Least $297.88 Last Year

Sometimes I tell people that Youtube is my best friend. I mean it as a joke, but there’s a lot of truth to it. After I come back from work, I’ll be eating dinner and catching up with my favorite Youtubers. After I’m done eating, […]

Why I’m Not A Minimalist

Why I’m Not A Minimalist

I’ve been watching a lot of Minimalist Youtube videos and reading minimalists’ blogs lately, trying to find new ways to save money. Although I’m inspired by the minimalist idea that you just need the very basic things in life to be happy, I’m not sure […]

How We Save on Mr. FAF’s Clothes

How We Save on Mr. FAF’s Clothes

Mr. FAF and I normally don’t shop for clothes at thrift stores. It doesn’t mean that we’re not price conscious. We usually look for sales and balk at high prices. Although our family was not well-off, we usually just wore hand-me-down clothes from the people […]