Month: May 2017

How Blogging Has Affected My Marriage

How Blogging Has Affected My Marriage

I started Frugal Asian Finance (FAF) on March 21, 2017 after 12 years of hesitation and self-doubt. I’ve been working on my blog every day early in the morning, late in the evenings, and on the weekends. I was surprised to get so much feedback […]

6 Financial Expectations In Asian Families

6 Financial Expectations In Asian Families

I recently wrote a post about how Mr. FAF and I bought a house in Washington DC. I brought up the fact that my in-laws helped us with the down payment as they considered it their responsibility to help their son, Mr. FAF, buy a […]

3 Weird Things We Do To Save Money

3 Weird Things We Do To Save Money

You’ve probably read and heard a lot of tips on what you can do to save money. Cooking at home, budgeting, meal planning, and the like all seem so repetitive and maybe even boring to you. Today, I will talk about the 3 weird things that Mr. FAF […]

7 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – May 24, 2017

7 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – May 24, 2017

Frugality is present in almost everything I do. Some of those activities are pretty mundane (i.e. drinking water instead of soda, eating leftovers, not buying new clothes). However, sometimes I do feel ecstatic about being able to save money on certain things. Other times I […]

How We Bought Our First Home

How We Bought Our First Home

I recently received an email from a reader asking for tips on how to buy a house in an expensive area like DC. It was my first time receiving a direct message from one of you. I was so excited I told Mr. FAF right […]

Please Don’t Blame The Avocado Toast

Please Don’t Blame The Avocado Toast

The internet seems to have exploded with articles and posts about an avocado toast and what the 35-year-old Melbourne millionaire and property mogul Tim Gurner said about it. “When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for $19 and […]

5 Unintended Results of My 40.2 Lb Weight Loss

5 Unintended Results of My 40.2 Lb Weight Loss

Last year, I went on a diet and lost 36 lbs over 7 months. My primary goal at the time was to lose weigh fast in a healthy way in order to reach my pre-pregnancy weight of 115 lbs. I went from 156 lbs to […]

What I Got For Mother’s Day

What I Got For Mother’s Day

Me: Did you know tomorrow (Sunday, May 14) is Mother’s Day? Mr. FAF: Ok. My mom is not here. Me: But I’m a mom now. Mr. FAF: You can ask Baby FAF to give you something. Me: But he’s too young, so you need to […]

Why We Don’t Buy Home Warranty

Why We Don’t Buy Home Warranty

When Mr. FAF and I bought our first home, it came with a $459 home warranty plan purchased by the seller. By then we had never heard of or understood what home warranty was. “How is it different from home insurance?” We asked ourselves and […]

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – May 10, 2017

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – May 10, 2017

Frugality is present in almost everything I do. Some of those activities are pretty mundane (i.e. drinking water instead of soda, eating leftovers, not buying new clothes). However, sometimes I do feel ecstatic about being able to save money on certain things. Other times I […]

Eating out v. Home-cooked Meals – The Dilemma

Eating out v. Home-cooked Meals – The Dilemma

Mr. FAF and I love eating out. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because we’re Asian that we just love eating out at Asian restaurants so much. Of course, we do it in moderation – about once a week. There’s something so refreshing, exciting, and memorable […]

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

When it comes to eating, Mr. FAF and I have two main options: (1) cooking at home and (2) eating out. There’s a third option which we have never tried and don’t plan to any time soon: (3) ordering from Blue Apron, Hello Fresh or […]