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How I Lost 36 lbs Over 7 Months

How I Lost 36 lbs Over 7 Months

The weight gain During my pregnancy with Baby FAF, I gained a whopping 57 lbs, going from 115 lbs to 172 lbs. Even after giving birth, I was still 46 lbs over the pre-pregnancy weight. I breastfed Baby FAF until he was one. My main […]

Retirement Investment for Newbies

Retirement Investment for Newbies

I just realized today that I have a retirement account fully invested in a mutual fund. I contributed nothing to this account, didn’t monitor it, didn’t know the rate of return, and didn’t even know what it consisted of until today. How is it even […]

How To Deal with Roommates Who Have Mental Illness

How To Deal with Roommates Who Have Mental Illness

I’ve always lived with other people (aka roommates) in order to save money. For me, it was a must rather than a choice. I’d love to live alone in a studio or a one bedroom apartment, but my bank account didn’t like that idea. For […]

Navigating the DC Metro Housing Market

Navigating the DC Metro Housing Market

When Mr. FAF and I were looking to buy a house, we did a lot of research on the Washington DC metro area. We were young and wanted to locate to a big city where the job opportunities are. DC is THE place to go for […]

Saving on Selling Agent Commission: 3% v. 1.5%

Saving on Selling Agent Commission: 3% v. 1.5%

This post doesn’t contain affiliate links and is not sponsored by any companies mentioned below. Mr. FAF and I love our house and want to keep it long-term as an investment. But we have also thought about selling it at one point and move to another […]

7 Lessons from Our 1st Realtor Experience

7 Lessons from Our 1st Realtor Experience

Mr. FAF and I decided to look into buying our first home in the summer of 2015. At first we just wanted to look at houses and weren’t sure if we wanted to invest our savings into such a big purchase. We didn’t tell a […]

How We Save on Mr. FAF’s Clothes

How We Save on Mr. FAF’s Clothes

Mr. FAF and I normally don’t shop for clothes at thrift stores. It doesn’t mean that we’re not price conscious. We usually look for sales and balk at relatively high prices. Although our family was not well-off, we usually just wore hand-me-down clothes from the […]

10 Free & Cheap Ways to Prevent Wrinkles

10 Free & Cheap Ways to Prevent Wrinkles

Approaching 30 is scary for a lot of women out there, including myself. I see my youth passing me by every single day. I’m glad I’m happily married, so I don’t need to worry about the pestering from family or whether I can find the […]

Our Frugal Dates

Our Frugal Dates

Mr. FAF is not the romantic type. The only (romantic) occasion we celebrate is our anniversary. And we celebrate it by eating at our favorite restaurant. We don’t exchange birthday or Christmas gifts. Although I wish he would buy me presents sometimes, I’m glad that […]

My Small Celebration of Mr. FAF’s New Job

My Small Celebration of Mr. FAF’s New Job

Mr. FAF got a new job a while back. It was a happy day for both of us.  If you follow my blog, you’ll know Mr. FAF and I currently don’t live in the same city. To celebrate the good news, I decided to go […]