Finances

The Best Of Frugal Asian Finance In 2017

The Best Of Frugal Asian Finance In 2017

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday. Mr. FAF and I hosted a hotpot party at our house on Christmas Eve. Nothing makes us happier than having good food with our family and friends. As I am writing this post, I feel a […]

6 Ways Google’s Saved Me Thousands Of Dollars

6 Ways Google’s Saved Me Thousands Of Dollars

As a Google lover, today I will share with you the 6 ways Google has saved me thousands of dollars over the year. (This post is not sponsored by Google.) 1. Free entertainment Mr. FAF and I have a Roku Sharp TV. We also have […]

What To Do When You Are Tired Of Money & Life

What To Do When You Are Tired Of Money & Life

This story was written a month ago. I am writing this post while sitting at a Starbucks. You can call me cheap, but I went to a Starbucks at the mall and didn’t buy any coffee. There are other people sitting in this open space […]

How We Celebrate A Frugal Christmas

How We Celebrate A Frugal Christmas

Mr. FAF and I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas. I don’t know about Mr. FAF, but for me, having been born and raised in Vietnam, I saw Christmas as a Western holiday. I neither had a day off nor received any presents for this occasion. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Is My Husband Frugal Or Cheap? I Can’t Decide.

Is My Husband Frugal Or Cheap? I Can’t Decide.

Mr. FAF and I have been planning one of the most important trips of our life for the past few months. We have been talking about it with joy, excitement, and pride. The trip will be important for a couple of reasons. First, it will […]

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. I have lived with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for more than ten years. It’s a common digestive disorder that causes gas, cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. About 20% (15.3 […]

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. When I was growing up, my parents strictly stuck with the “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” principle. Even now when they’re financially stable, this principle still rules. After Mr. FAF […]