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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Wear Makeup (Money Is Only One Reason)

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Wear Makeup (Money Is Only One Reason)

I don’t wear makeup, and I don’t have a makeup kit. The second and last makeup kit I bought was at an airport in Japan in 2009. I got it for about $100. It included an eyeliner, some lipstick, and other basic cosmetic items any […]

6 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – Sep 20

6 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – Sep 20

Can you believe we have roughly three more months until the end of 2017? I am not ready to get older, but I am excited about all the holidays that are coming up: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. I didn’t grow up celebrating most […]

My Angry Purchase – A $1,000 Samsung Laptop

My Angry Purchase – A $1,000 Samsung Laptop

It was almost midnight, and I was trying to upload the images of my new post onto Instagram and Pinterest using my 5-year-old Toshiba. Whenever I opened a browser, I would need to wait for at least 1-2 minute for the page to load. I […]

How This Family Slashed Their Mortgage Payment By $700/month

How This Family Slashed Their Mortgage Payment By $700/month

Mr. FAF and I bought our first home in early 2016. We went from being long-time renters to home owners over night. Though excited, we were also aware of the huge mortgage that we had gotten ourselves into to make one of our biggest dreams […]

5 Downsides of Personal Finance Blogging

5 Downsides of Personal Finance Blogging

Blogging about personal finance has opened a whole new world to me. That’s the world I used to read about but never dared to be a part of until five months ago. The wonders I enjoy writing about all the frugal and not so frugal […]

5 Things We Refuse To Do To Save Money

5 Things We Refuse To Do To Save Money

Being a frugal person and growing up in a low-income ¬†family, I’ve done and seen my family do all sorts of things to save money. It ranges from cutting up the toothpaste tube to salvage 2-3 days worth of toothpaste to “if it’s yellow, let […]

List of Asian Personal Finance Bloggers – Part 4

List of Asian Personal Finance Bloggers – Part 4

After publishing part 3 of the List of Asian Personal Finance Bloggers, I was blown away by your unwavering support and feedback. Many of you expressed an interest in seeing an addition to the series, and I’ve been happy to keep growing the list over […]

When Frugality Goes Wrong

When Frugality Goes Wrong

If you landed on my blog and are reading this post, you might have some sort of interest in being frugal. As for me, I just love frugality. Frugality has brought Mr. FAF and me together as a couple, allowed me to save for a […]

Aug 2017 Blog Traffic Report (5th Month) – 20,378 Views

Aug 2017 Blog Traffic Report (5th Month) – 20,378 Views

This post contains affiliate links. Welcome to my 5th month blog traffic report! I’m happy to report that traffic slump didn’t happen this summer although I was mentally bracing myself for it. But it doesn’t mean that it won’t happen in the future. Blogging has […]

Aug 2017 Food Expense Report – $844.26

Aug 2017 Food Expense Report – $844.26

Welcome to our August food expense report! Summer is really coming to an end. I’m so glad I’m not in school anymore.¬†When I go to work, September is just another month of sitting in an air-conditioned office. When I was in school, however, September would […]

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you think about it constantly and can’t think of anything else until you have it? I have. And for me, it’s instant noodles. It’s also referred to as ‘ramen.’ But for me, it sounds like the specific […]

The Struggle For (Financial) Power In A Marriage

The Struggle For (Financial) Power In A Marriage

Ever since Mr. FAF and I got married about three and a half years ago, it’s always been tug of war for power between us. Maybe Mr. FAF just thinks I’m too independent and stubborn. I want to make most decisions by myself and control […]