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5 Hidden Benefits Of The 9-5

5 Hidden Benefits Of The 9-5

Most bloggers in the personal finance community I’ve encountered don’t like their 9-5 and can’t wait to achieve financial independence (FI) to get out of that grind. The harsh feeling might stem from an incompetent/unfair boss, annoying co-workers or the pure nature of the work […]

Lending Money To Friends Can Ruin A Friendship. This Is My Story.

Lending Money To Friends Can Ruin A Friendship. This Is My Story.

Mr. FAF and I have lent money to our friends a couple of times. I know it’s not a good idea and can ruin a friendship. But when someone who has helped us so much is in difficulty, we just can’t say no to them, […]

How We Are Keeping Up With The Joneses

How We Are Keeping Up With The Joneses

Mr. FAF and I live in a townhouse community. There are a lot of young couples who are close to our age. We don’t hang out with them on a regular basis. But we usually say hi and have a quick chat when we see […]

What To Do When You Feel Like A Loser

What To Do When You Feel Like A Loser

The comment on Facebook It was a quiet Saturday afternoon. Mr. FAF was playing video games in his study room while I was scrolling down the feeds on Facebook. Suddenly, I saw a congratulatory comment on the Facebook page of someone I know. It read something like […]

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 […]

How Your Job Title Affects The Way People Treat You

How Your Job Title Affects The Way People Treat You

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where people ignore you and then change their attitude the moment they hear your job title? I haven’t. But Mr. FAF has been in that situation frequently after he got three job offers from three giant tech […]

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 […]

What To Do When You Found Out Your Ex Has A New Girlfriend On Facebook

What To Do When You Found Out Your Ex Has A New Girlfriend On Facebook

Discovery It’s 10 PM on a Sunday night. You have finished all the housework and finally have some free time for yourself. You decide to go on Facebook and go through the feeds to see what’s up with the virtual world. Some of your friends […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is My Husband Frugal Or Cheap? I Can’t Decide.

Is My Husband Frugal Or Cheap? I Can’t Decide.

Mr. FAF and I have been planning one of the most important trips of our life for the past few months. We have been talking about it with joy, excitement, and pride. The trip will be important for a couple of reasons. First, it will […]

When Money Matters In A Relationship

When Money Matters In A Relationship

Have you ever wondered how much you should spend on a gift for someone to show them that they’re important to you? I have. In fact, it’s happened more often than I can remember. You might think that it’s the thought that counts, and that as long […]