Life in DC

How To Save on Rent in Washington DC

How To Save on Rent in Washington DC

I moved to Washington DC almost four years ago for grad school and have been living in the area since. Before moving to the city, I had done some research on the cost of living in DC and worked like crazy to save up. But […]

How to Save on Transportation in Washington DC

How to Save on Transportation in Washington DC

If you’re planning to visit or work in Washington DC, you’ve probably thought about transportation. DC is known for its sprawling public transit system that can take you almost anywhere in the DC metro area. However, while public transit is cheaper than driving elsewhere in […]

A Day In The Life of A Personal Finance Blogger

A Day In The Life of A Personal Finance Blogger

In the spirit of sharing, today I will document a typical work day in the life of Ms. FAF (aka me). Hope you enjoy! 6:30 AM  The alarm goes off to wake me up from my sleep. I get up and go to the bathroom […]

Frugal Weekend in DC – King Street/Old Town

Frugal Weekend in DC – King Street/Old Town

I had a frugal and eventful weekend which consists of cooking new dishes and exploring King Street – Old Town in DC. I usually spend the weekends at home cleaning, prepping food for the week, watching Youtube videos, writing and reading blogs. However, this weekend […]

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 To Navigate the DC Metro Housing Market

How To Navigate the DC Metro Housing Market

When Mr. FAF and I were looking to buy a house, we did a lot of research on the Washington DC metro area. We were young and wanted to locate to a big city with a lot of job opportunity. DC is THE place to go […]

Commuting or Telecommuting?

Commuting or Telecommuting?

My daily commute is 50 minutes one way or 1 hr 40 minutes every day. I take public transit, so I don’t have to worry about traffic. But on days when it’s pouring or snowing outside, I just wish I could telecommute instead. So which […]