Finances

Why I Don’t Pay For Yoga Classes

Why I Don’t Pay For Yoga Classes

About three weeks ago, I got a text message from a fellow pregno neighbor asking if I wanted to do prenatal yoga with her. Upon seeing it, I got super excited and responded yes right away. I knew that those yoga classes weren’t free. But […]

10 Tips On How To Have A Happy, Frugal Pregnancy

10 Tips On How To Have A Happy, Frugal Pregnancy

Pregnancy can bring you and your family so many emotions and thoughts: happiness, stress, worries, elation, anxiety, etc. One thing that’s been on my frugal mind is how much my second pregnancy is going to cost us. When I was pregnant with Baby FAF, Mr. […]

How To Be Lazy, Frugal & Happy

How To Be Lazy, Frugal & Happy

The word “lazy” often gets a bad rap. It conjures up the image of someone who is “not willing or not wanting to work or use effort to do something,” according to Cambridge Dictionary. Hardly anyone wants to admit that they are lazy in one […]

Traveling With A Purpose – Our Plan To Move Out of Washington DC

Traveling With A Purpose – Our Plan To Move Out of Washington DC

Yes, you read that right. Mr. FAF and I are planning to move out of the DC area. In case you wonder why, it’s because DC is so expensive, and we feel that we can enjoy a less hectic and less pricey life somewhere else. […]

The Pros & Cons Of Keeping The AC Off In The Summer

The Pros & Cons Of Keeping The AC Off In The Summer

Spring has finally come to DC after a long freezing winter. The temperature in the area has fluctuated widely between 72 and 91 degrees F. But once it hit 80 degrees, I felt like summer had already been here. There was one week when the […]

7 Crazy Expensive Things We’ve Bought

7 Crazy Expensive Things We’ve Bought

Inspired by Mrs. Frugalwoods’s post, today I will share with you the seven surprisingly pricey items (by our frugal standards) Mr. FAF and I have bought. We have made some expensive purchases in our lives such as our house and our car. In this post, […]

Why I Gave Up On A Lifelong Passion (Money Is One Reason)

Why I Gave Up On A Lifelong Passion (Money Is One Reason)

After getting burned out from blogging in my 7th month, I realized many things about myself. Part of me was happy that I had finally found something that I’m passionate about – writing about frugality. Blogging has helped me stop questioning my daily productivity and […]

My 12 Frugality Fantasies

My 12 Frugality Fantasies

I was checking Twitter on a Friday afternoon when I saw a great post titled “Our Struggle With Frugality” by Passive Income MD. The article discusses his guilty feeling about not being frugal enough like many personal finance bloggers. The post resonated with me so […]

5 Ways Frugality Helps Me Stay Healthy

5 Ways Frugality Helps Me Stay Healthy

Frugality has brought so many benefits to my life. Thanks to my frugal habits, I have been able to save for a rainy day and have never borrowed money from friends to get by. I learned how difficult it is to make even one cent […]

I Got Duped – My 1st Job Offer Was A Scam

I Got Duped – My 1st Job Offer Was A Scam

Before moving to DC for a Master’s program, I had been in school most of my life (20 years) and had never held a full-time job. I finished high school, went to college for 4 years, enrolled in a PhD program for another 4 years, […]

Dilemma: How Much Would You Pay For Your Spouse’s Good Sleep?

Dilemma: How Much Would You Pay For Your Spouse’s Good Sleep?

I have a secret in our marriage that I’ve been keeping from you guys. One reason is that it is a personal topic for a lot of couples. I’m sure it doesn’t come up often in our everyday conversations. I want Mr. FAF and I […]

5 Free Things We Love At Home

5 Free Things We Love At Home

As a frugal couple, Mr. FAF and I have inherited a lot of stuff from our friends and neighbors. We of course have also bought things that we need. But I’ve realized that there are five particular free or hand-me-down items at our home that […]