Family

Did You Win The Husband Lottery?

Did You Win The Husband Lottery?

One of my friends married one of the most popular guys in our high school a couple of years ago. He was the whole package. He was tall and good-looking. He even competed for the Mr. title at our high school (a male version of […]

What To Do When Your Spouse Wants To Travel Alone

What To Do When Your Spouse Wants To Travel Alone

Mr. FAF shouted out to me in excitement from his study room: “I got invited to a wedding!” He didn’t even wait for me to come see him. He rushed to the master bedroom where I was with a bright smile on his face. His […]

How Much Can A Broken Heart Cost You?

How Much Can A Broken Heart Cost You?

Whenever I look at my son, Baby FAF, and watch him grow into a bigger boy, I feel a sense of happiness and worry. I’m happy because our little baby learns new things every day and shows us the joy of being parents. I’m worried […]

Our Big Announcement & 5 Future Financial Plans

Our Big Announcement & 5 Future Financial Plans

Discovery It was Friday, December 29, 2017. I just published a post called “Musings on 2017 – Marriage, Kids & Money” in the morning. In that article, I mentioned that Mr. FAF and I had thought about having a second baby, but that nothing had […]

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 […]