Month: October 2017

5 Things I Stopped Doing Thanks To My Personal Finance Blog

5 Things I Stopped Doing Thanks To My Personal Finance Blog

After launching Frugal Asian Finance, I have realized 6 unexpected benefits of blogging (i.e. new friends, becoming savvy about social media). There have also been many downsides to blogging that are not always openly discussed (i.e. insecurity, competition). Today I will discuss the five things […]

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. I have lived with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for more than ten years. It’s a common digestive disorder that causes gas, cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. About 20% (15.3 […]

Housework – The Financial Decision In A Marriage

Housework – The Financial Decision In A Marriage

The housework It’s a Saturday morning. You woke up at 7:30 AM and got out of bed to start your day. All you want to do is have breakfast and sit down at your computer to read new posts, leave your feedback, make Pinterest images, […]

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

One year after having Baby FAF, I decided to make a drastic change to my life by dropping 40 lbs over 7.5 months. How I Lost 36 Lbs With A Cheaper Diet How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks I went from 156 lbs […]

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

“If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow” – Is It Worth It?

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. When I was growing up, my parents strictly stuck with the “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” principle. Even now when they’re financially stable, this principle still rules. After Mr. FAF […]

When Money Matters In A Relationship

When Money Matters In A Relationship

Have you ever wondered how much you should spend on a gift for someone to show them that they’re important to you? I have. In fact, it’s happened more often than I can remember. You might think that it’s the thought that counts, and that as long […]

How To Have A Cheap & Happy Halloween

How To Have A Cheap & Happy Halloween

Our family went for our Friday night walk at Target last weekend. Once we entered the store, I just couldn’t help but notice all the Halloween decorations displayed at the front. I started to feel really warm and fuzzy inside. College Growing up in Vietnam, […]

Why I Don’t Follow Commercial Personal Finance Blogs

Why I Don’t Follow Commercial Personal Finance Blogs

The party with unknown faces Have you ever walked into a room full of people you don’t know? And although they may be talking about exciting and thought-provoking topics, you just can’t seem to relate because you don’t know who they are. You’re just yearning […]

The Life Of A Poor PhD Student

The Life Of A Poor PhD Student

If you follow my blog, you might already know that Mr. FAF completed his PhD degree this past summer and has officially become Dr. FAF. However, there’s one thing you might not know about me. Besides ‘Ms. FAF’ I also have another title: a PhD […]

The Pros & Cons Of Living With In-laws

The Pros & Cons Of Living With In-laws

If you are Asian, you probably are not surprised that many young couples live with their parents even after they get married. It happens a lot in Asia and still does in America. I have Asian American friends who have lived and are planning to […]

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about what my typical day looked like when I was living by myself in DC. After Mr. FAF got his degree and Baby FAF came back from China, my schedule has changed quite a bit. Some […]

Sep 2017 Food Expense Report – $1,106.2

Sep 2017 Food Expense Report – $1,106.2

After publishing our August food expense report ($844.26), I got a lot of feedback from you all about how to cut our grocery bills (Thank you!). I thought Mr. FAF and I would learn some lessons from August. But as the story goes, our food […]