Family

The Costs of Marital Conflict

The Costs of Marital Conflict

Mr. FAF and I have been married for almost four years. Although he has helped create some of the best memories of my life, things are not always smooth sailing for us. We argue every once in a while. Sometimes the arguments are small and […]

How To Find A Frugal Husband

How To Find A Frugal Husband

Ladies, if you’re single and want to find a frugal husband, then this post is for you. Even if you’re married or in a relationship, you might be interested to know if your other half is truly frugal or not. Gentlemen, if you want to […]

Why We Sent Our Baby To China

Why We Sent Our Baby To China

Mr. FAF and I have a son, Baby FAF, who’s a bit older than two years old. Right before Baby FAF turned one, my in-laws took him to China to take care of him. Baby FAF has lived half way around the world from us for […]

The Pros & Cons of Our Long-distance Marriage

The Pros & Cons of Our Long-distance Marriage

Mr. FAF and I have been in a long-distance marriage for about three and a half years. Many of you have asked me why we don’t live together. It is definitely not a secret, and I would love to share our story with you all. […]

How Blogging Has Affected My Marriage

How Blogging Has Affected My Marriage

I started Frugal Asian Finance (FAF) on March 21, 2017 after 12 years of hesitation and self-doubt. I’ve been working on my blog every day early in the morning, late in the evenings, and on the weekends. I was surprised to get so much feedback […]

6 Financial Expectations In Asian Families

6 Financial Expectations In Asian Families

I recently wrote a post about how Mr. FAF and I bought a house in Washington DC. I brought up the fact that my in-laws helped us with the down payment as they considered it their responsibility to help their son, Mr. FAF, buy a […]

What I Got For Mother’s Day

What I Got For Mother’s Day

Me: Did you know tomorrow (Sunday, May 14) is Mother’s Day? Mr. FAF: Ok. My mom is not here. Me: But I’m a mom now. Mr. FAF: You can ask Baby FAF to give you something. Me: But he’s too young, so you need to […]

Why I Was Mad About My Husband’s $300 Gift

Why I Was Mad About My Husband’s $300 Gift

I got home yesterday and got a package. It was a surprise gift from Mr. FAF: A $300 Ted Baker dress he had bought at Bloomingdale’s. It came in a beautiful box. My heart started to melt. Mr. FAF and I got into a heated […]

Why I Told Hubby To Stop Buying Me Flowers

Why I Told Hubby To Stop Buying Me Flowers

Mr. FAF and I have been together for almost four years. Yet, I can count on my fingers how many gifts I have gotten from him, including when we were dating. So far it’s been three: a stone bracelet, an Amazon Fire phone on sale, […]

Why I Don’t Plan to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

Why I Don’t Plan to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

“Should I quit my job and become a stay-at-home mom”? This question has crossed my mind. Mr. FAF and I have discussed this topic multiple times. Throughout my life, I’ve met and heard about so many stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) out there. This is what I […]

How We Go On Happy Frugal Dates

How We Go On Happy Frugal Dates

Mr. FAF is not the romantic type. It is extremely rare that he buys me any flowers or expensive gives (or any gifts at all). Of the five love languages (1. gift giving, 2. quality time, 3. words of affirmation, 4. acts of service (devotion), […]