Relationships

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 […]

Our 7 Expectations For Our Son

Our 7 Expectations For Our Son

When someone asks me what I want our son to be in the future, I always tell them one thing and one thing only: I want him to be happy. Me I grew up with lots of pressure from my parents, which caused me to […]

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 […]

Why Debt Made Us Decide To Hold Off on Kids

Why Debt Made Us Decide To Hold Off on Kids

Today we have a post by Dan, a personal finance blogger, who’s married to June, co-blogger & wife, over at dinks.co Like many married couples, both my spouse and I are thinking about having kids. Yet we have something else in common with other younger […]

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 […]

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 […]