Life in DC

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 […]

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about what my typical day looked like when I was living by myself in DC. After Mr. FAF got his degree and Baby FAF came back from China, my schedule has changed quite a bit. Some […]

The Pros and Cons of Living in An Expensive City

The Pros and Cons of Living in An Expensive City

Mr. FAF and I bought our first home in the DC metro area in 2016, but I have lived in the city for almost four years. While I love Washington DC for all the unique perks it offers, the city is not perfect. If you […]

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 […]

The Pros & Cons Of Commuting v. Telecommuting

The Pros & Cons Of Commuting v. 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 […]