Month: February 2018

Why We Are Shopping For A Second House

Why We Are Shopping For A Second House

Decision on a whim This past weekend, Mr. FAF and I decided to get adventurous. We went to check out free new development communities in the DC areas. That’s right! We’re thinking about buying a second house. We sort of made that exploratory decision on […]

Our Big Announcement & 5 Future Financial Plans

Our Big Announcement & 5 Future Financial Plans

Discovery It was Friday, December 29, 2017. I just published a post called “Musings on 2017 – Marriage, Kids & Money” in the morning. In that article, I mentioned that Mr. FAF and I had thought about having a second baby, but that nothing had […]

From Living With 5 People In A 2-bedroom To $100,000 Net Worth

From Living With 5 People In A 2-bedroom To $100,000 Net Worth

Today we have a guest post from Liz. Liz is a 20-something year old, independent lady trying to be a responsible adult. Liz blogs at Ambitious Adulting. When she is not learning about personal finance, traveling or fixing up her house, she’s running Shoutouts Hamilton and […]

5 Surprising Things About Myself I Discovered Through Personal Finance Blogging

5 Surprising Things About Myself I Discovered Through Personal Finance Blogging

Ever since I launched my personal finance blog on March 21, 2017, blogging has become an integral part of my life. I think about my blog when I wake up, during my commute, when I’m in the shower, and when I go to bed. It […]

10 Expensive Things That Are Worth The Money

10 Expensive Things That Are Worth The Money

Frugality has become part of my lifestyle and identity. I try to make and save money in every way I can. I think about how to cut costs and invest for the future every day. When I go shopping, I usually choose inexpensive items without […]

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 […]