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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, […]

How Frugality Helps Me Work Better At My Job

How Frugality Helps Me Work Better At My Job

Whenever the holiday and vacation seasons roll around, my colleagues and I will be asked to request our days off months in advance. My answer is almost always the same: “I will be in town the whole time.” My colleagues then would complement me on […]

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 […]

3 Youtuber Lifestyles I Want To Adopt When Financially Free

3 Youtuber Lifestyles I Want To Adopt When Financially Free

As part of the personal finance community, I am conscious of my spending habits. I work hard at my job to pursue my career goals, prove myself, and climb up the career ladder. I launched the Frugal Asian Finance blog and hope to turn it […]

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 […]

Why I Love & Don’t Care About Money At The Same Time

Why I Love & Don’t Care About Money At The Same Time

The other day I was talking to my blog sis Lily at The Frugal Gene about why I don’t have two phones. For Lily, owning two phones is a frugal option since it eases her work-life balance and saves her money. I told Lily I […]

How Fearing Layoffs Affects Our Financial Decisions

How Fearing Layoffs Affects Our Financial Decisions

Fear One question Mr. FAF has been asking me almost every day recently is “What would happen if I got laid off/fired?” Mr. FAF started working full-time in early September after spending six years in a doctoral program. He works at as a software engineer […]

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 […]

5 Things I Wished I Had, But Now I Don’t

5 Things I Wished I Had, But Now I Don’t

All of us have gone through a period in our lives where we have all kinds of wishes we can possibly imagine. One thing I’ve realized about myself is that my wants and needs tend to change as I age. At the age of 30, […]

The Pros & Cons Of Being A Female Breadwinner

The Pros & Cons Of Being A Female Breadwinner

The word ‘breadwinner’ usually refers to a male, the husband, in the family. According to Cambridge Dictionary, a breadwinner is “the person in a family who works to provide the money that the family needs to live on.” In this post, the word ‘breadwinner’ refers […]

10 Simple Things We Do To Save Money

10 Simple Things We Do To Save Money

It is no secret that Mr. FAF and I are a frugal couple. During our 4-year marriage, I have observed certain things we usually do to save money, cut costs, and invest for our future. Some of them are straight out weird such as living […]