Family

Why Being Chinese is Financially Advantageous

Why Being Chinese is Financially Advantageous

The following is a guest post by Financial Orchid hailing from the west coast. Her family immigrated to North America when she was a baby, but her Chinese identity is still very important to her. On her spare time, she enjoys sharing financial optimization ideas, […]

Our Frugal Valentine’s Day Celebration

Our Frugal Valentine’s Day Celebration

A romantic dinner Imagine this. Two candles light up a table with two wine glasses, a vase of red roses, a delicious-looking dinner (ideally beef steak) with love songs playing in the background. Mr. FAF and I sit down at the table, gaze into each […]

10 Cheesy & Cheap Valentine’s Gifts To Woo Him Or Her

10 Cheesy & Cheap Valentine’s Gifts To Woo Him Or Her

Valentine’s coming, and I can already feel the love in the air (and on the internet). You probably are wondering how you can show your love in the best way possible. Today we have a guest post about Valentine’s gift ideas from Stacy¬†B. Miller. I […]

The Pros & Cons Of Being A Female Breadwinner

The Pros & Cons Of Being A Female Breadwinner

The word ‘breadwinner’ usually refers to a male, the husband, in the family. According to Cambridge Dictionary, a breadwinner is “the person in a family who works to provide the money that the family needs to live on.” In this post, the word ‘breadwinner’ refers […]

Boy Or Girl & How Many Kids Should You Have?

Boy Or Girl & How Many Kids Should You Have?

Mr. FAF and I have been going back and forth on the question of how many kids we should have so many times recently. The reason is that we are trying to decide the optimal number of children we should have to maximize our happiness […]

What Growing Up Poor Has Taught Me About Money And Relationships

What Growing Up Poor Has Taught Me About Money And Relationships

Growing up poor in a low-income family in Vietnam has had a tremendous impact on my personality and outlook on life. I remember those days when I succumbed to my insecurities in high school and kept wishing my parents were wealthy. I was sitting next […]

7 Reasons Why Traveling Isn’t Always Fun

7 Reasons Why Traveling Isn’t Always Fun

We all seem to love traveling. And what’s not to love about it? You can take a break from our daily stress, pressure, and routines. You get to see beautiful places, try different foods, meet new people, and even make long-lasting friendships. Your knowledge and […]

Musings On 2017 – Marriage, Kids & Money

Musings On 2017 – Marriage, Kids & Money

Are you ready for the new year to start? There is something so soothing these last few days of the year that I just want December to last a bit longer. I want to feel the festivity of the holidays, hear people’s vacation plans, and […]

Our Family Reunion & 4 Financial Implications

Our Family Reunion & 4 Financial Implications

Background Mr. FAF and I have been in a somewhat unique family arrangement. We started dating right before I moved to DC for a career change and were in a long-distance marriage for four years. I gave birth to our first and only child, Baby […]

5 Surprising Facts About Hubby (That I Learned Through Blogging)

5 Surprising Facts About Hubby (That I Learned Through Blogging)

After I started Frugal Asian Finance seven months ago, blogging has become an indispensable part of my life. It has also had a huge impact (both good and bad) on my marriage. During those months of building my site and constantly producing content, I have […]

Our Biggest Fight & 4th Anniversary Celebration

Our Biggest Fight & 4th Anniversary Celebration

Sometimes I still can’t believe Mr. FAF and I have been married for four years. For us, it’s been a long journey. We first started our relationship knowing that we would have to be far away from each other for at least three years until […]

10 Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving Edition)

10 Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving Edition)

This year is the first time I will celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I grew up in Vietnam not knowing what Thanksgiving was or that it even existed. However, after coming to the US and seeing how important this tradition is to America, I have […]