Saving

How We Saved On Furniture

How We Saved On Furniture

Frugality enables Mr. FAF and me to simplify our priorities. Buying expensive furniture to adorn our house to the max is just not one of them. I am not a minimalist, and neither is Mr. FAF. We keep what we need and will need in the […]

How Finding Substitutes Saves Me Money

How Finding Substitutes Saves Me Money

Have you ever wanted something so badly but balked at its price tag? I have. Many times in fact. When I face a dilemma where I really want something but don’t want to spend money on it, I have two options: 1. Practice self-control and […]

Why I Hold On To My Broken Laptop

Why I Hold On To My Broken Laptop

As a frugal person, I try not to spend money on something I don’t need. That also means I want to make the most out of everything that I have, including my aging laptop. I bought my Toshiba laptop back in May 2012. I can’t […]

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: — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]