Month: April 2018

Dilemma: How Much Would You Pay For Your Spouse’s Good Sleep?

Dilemma: How Much Would You Pay For Your Spouse’s Good Sleep?

I have a secret in our marriage that I’ve been keeping from you guys. One reason is that it is a personal topic for a lot of couples. I’m sure it doesn’t come up often in our everyday conversations. I want Mr. FAF and I […]

The Benefits & Challenges Of Raising Multilingual Children

The Benefits & Challenges Of Raising Multilingual Children

Whenever I tell my friends and colleagues that I am Vietnamese while Mr. FAF is Chinese, I always get the same question from them: “What languages will you teach your kids?” I always give them the most ideal answer: all three languages (English, Chinese Mandarin, […]

5 Free Things We Love At Home

5 Free Things We Love At Home

As a frugal couple, Mr. FAF and I have inherited a lot of stuff from our friends and neighbors. We of course have also bought things that we need. But I’ve realized that there are five particular free or hand-me-down items at our home that […]

How We Are Keeping Up With The Joneses

How We Are Keeping Up With The Joneses

Mr. FAF and I live in a townhouse community. There are a lot of young couples who are close to our age. We don’t hang out with them on a regular basis. But we usually say hi and have a quick chat when we see […]

How Rushing Things Can Cost You Money

How Rushing Things Can Cost You Money

The speeding ticket A few months ago Mr. FAF took his mom to a dentist office and made a quick run to the grocery store. When he came home, however, he seemed irritated. As usual, I asked Mr. FAF what he bought and how much […]

What A Luxurious Lifestyle Looks Like To Us

What A Luxurious Lifestyle Looks Like To Us

Over the past year of running Frugal Asian Finance, I have discussed the various frugal aspects of our lives. It ranges from doing weird things like using toilet paper as tissues to normal frugal hacks like not using cable. Today, I will do something different […]

10 Things We Don’t Buy At The Grocery Store

10 Things We Don’t Buy At The Grocery Store

Inspired by Mrs. Frugalwoods’s post, today I will share with you the 10 things our family doesn’t buy at the grocery store. Before I go into detail, I will give you an overview of what stores we shop at and what we purchase from them. […]

7 Fun & Frugal Family Activities

7 Fun & Frugal Family Activities

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner! If you have a family, especially with kids, you might wonder what fun frugal activities you can do. I’m sure you have a lot of ideas you can share and have already implemented. Today, I […]

The Financial Benefits Of Artificially Limited Choices

The Financial Benefits Of Artificially Limited Choices

Yesterday, I had the following conversations with Mr. FAF: Me: We are going to have dinner with my friends on Friday night. Mr. FAF: Ok. What time and where? Me: I will check with them, but we can decide. Mr. FAF: Ok. Mr. FAF’s answer […]

Our 7 Expectations For Our Son

Our 7 Expectations For Our Son

When someone asks me what I want our son to be in the future, I always tell them one thing and one thing only: I want him to be happy. Me I grew up with lots of pressure from my parents, which caused me to […]

4 Reasons Why I Buy Cheap Clothes

4 Reasons Why I Buy Cheap Clothes

I own a lot of cheap clothes. By cheap, I mean my clothes are either free or less than $30. I have plenty of T-shirts and even jackets I got for free. I have a couple of more expensive outfits that I got for more […]

The Costs Of Forgetfulness – The Lunch Bag Story

The Costs Of Forgetfulness – The Lunch Bag Story

The forgotten lunch bag One morning I made my way to the kitchen and opened the fridge get milk for breakfast. What I saw instead was Mr. FAF’s lunch box sitting on the rack and staring at me in the face. “Is Mr. FAF going […]