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The Pros & Cons Of Our Dual-Income Family

The Pros & Cons Of Our Dual-Income Family

The topic of whether I should quit my job and become a stay-at-home mom has come up in my conversations with Mr. FAF before. I seriously considered it at one point when the house I was sharing with two other roommates got broken into three […]

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 […]

How To Get Over A (Personal Finance) Blogger Burnout

How To Get Over A (Personal Finance) Blogger Burnout

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, seven months after launching Frugal Asian Finance, I officially got burned out from blogging. Over the past seven months, I have been blogging every day for at least 3 hours a day whether it’s weekdays or weekends. The only two […]

How Hubby & I Discovered We Will Be Millionaires By Doing One Thing

How Hubby & I Discovered We Will Be Millionaires By Doing One Thing

When Mr. FAF and I were two poor graduate students, our biggest wish at the time was to get a full-time job. We would love to have a good salary, but as they say, beggars can’t be choosers. All we wanted was a stable source […]

How I Went From 0 To 31,104 Views/mo In 7 Months

How I Went From 0 To 31,104 Views/mo In 7 Months

Welcome to my 7th month blog traffic report! I can’t believe it’s been more than half a year since I started Frugal Asian Finance. Blogging is now such an important part of my life that I can’t imagine waking up one day without it. After […]

How A Family Of 4 Feed Themselves On $487.9/mo – Oct 2017

How A Family Of 4 Feed Themselves On $487.9/mo – Oct 2017

I am happy to announce after after an all time high of food expenses ($1,106.2 in September and $844.26 in August), our food budget has officially gone down to less than $500 in October. Many of you noted that we had bought so many groceries […]

5 Things I Stopped Doing Thanks To My Personal Finance Blog

5 Things I Stopped Doing Thanks To My Personal Finance Blog

After launching Frugal Asian Finance, I have realized 6 unexpected benefits of blogging (i.e. new friends, becoming savvy about social media). There have also been many downsides to blogging that are not always openly discussed (i.e. insecurity, competition). Today I will discuss the five things […]

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. I have lived with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for more than ten years. It’s a common digestive disorder that causes gas, cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. About 20% (15.3 […]

Housework – The Financial Decision In A Marriage

Housework – The Financial Decision In A Marriage

The housework It’s a Saturday morning. You woke up at 7:30 AM and got out of bed to start your day. All you want to do is have breakfast and sit down at your computer to read new posts, leave your feedback, make Pinterest images, […]

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

One year after having Baby FAF, I decided to make a drastic change to my life by dropping 40 lbs over 7.5 months. How I Lost 36 Lbs With A Cheaper Diet How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks I went from 156 lbs […]

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. When I was growing up, my parents strictly stuck with the “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” principle. Even now when they’re financially stable, this principle still rules. After Mr. FAF […]

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 […]