Month: June 2017

List of Asian Personal Finance Bloggers – Part I

List of Asian Personal Finance Bloggers – Part I

When I started reading personal finance (PF) blogs, I was drawn into anything related to money savings that I could find. I got to know about a lot of bloggers and learned a ton from them. However, at one point, I realized most of the […]

Why We Sent Our Baby To China

Why We Sent Our Baby To China

Mr. FAF and I have a son, Baby FAF, who’s a bit older than two years old. Right before Baby FAF turned one, my in-laws took him to China to take care of him. Baby FAF has lived half way around the world from us for […]

Our Pledge For The Million Dollar Club

Our Pledge For The Million Dollar Club

I am writing a pledge to join the Million Dollar Club founded by J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy. What’s it like to be a millionaire? Prior to reading about personal finance a couple of years ago, I had the following (mis)conception of millionaires: — […]

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 23

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 23

I am so excited summer is finally here in DC. In my mind, summer means picnics, potlucks, ice-cream cones, community activities, and FUN! It was still freezing cold in the city just 2-3 weeks ago. Now the sun is scorching hot in the 95 degree […]

How We Saved $1,753 on Engagement and Wedding Rings

How We Saved $1,753 on Engagement and Wedding Rings

Despite our differences, I’m generally happy with my marriage to Mr. FAF. He’s a good husband, father, and friend. The one thing that keeps bothering me about our marriage is the $2,350 engagement ring Mr. FAF got me. I know the unspoken rule in the dating/marriage […]

3 Ways To Prepare For A Personal Finance Blog

3 Ways To Prepare For A Personal Finance Blog

After 12 years of internal conflict and through trial and error, I finally decided to launch Frugal Asian Finance. While I might have missed out on ample time and opportunity to grow my blog, I have also learned a ton from just reading other blogs […]

3 Things We Fail to Do to Save Money

3 Things We Fail to Do to Save Money

Mr. FAF and I are a frugal couple. We try to save money in every possible way we can from bringing food while traveling, keeping a low grocery budget, to wearing free clothes. However, there are three major things we fail to do to increase our […]

The Pros & Cons of Our Long-distance Marriage

The Pros & Cons of Our Long-distance Marriage

Mr. FAF and I have been in a long-distance marriage for about three and a half years. Many of you have asked me why we don’t live together. It is definitely not a secret, and I would love to share our story with you all. […]

Which Blogging Style Are You?

Which Blogging Style Are You?

After reading various blogs about personal finance (PF) for more than two years, I have noticed three different writing styles among individual bloggers. In this post, I will talk specifically about blogs owned and run by individual bloggers rather than commercial companies (i.e. The Penny Hoarder). […]

A Day In The Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

A Day In The Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

In the spirit of sharing, today I will document a typical work day in the life of Ms. FAF (aka me). Hope you enjoy! 6:30 AM  The alarm goes off to wake me up from my sleep. I get up and go to the bathroom […]

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 7

5 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – June 7

Welcome to another post in the Frugal Wins & Frugal Fails series! Mr. FAF left DC about three weeks ago. I spent most of the three days off on the Memorial weekend working on my blog: writing new posts, responding to comments, interacting with other […]

May 2017 Blog Traffic (2nd Month) – 11,014 Views

May 2017 Blog Traffic (2nd Month) – 11,014 Views

I can’t believe it’s been two months since I started blogging. With all the time I’ve dedicated to my blog (around 30 hours/week besides my 8-5 job) and how often I think about it, I feel like I’ve been blogging for half a year already. Blogging has affected […]