Month: May 2018

The Pros & Cons Of Keeping The AC Off In The Summer

The Pros & Cons Of Keeping The AC Off In The Summer

Spring has finally come to DC after a long freezing winter. The temperature in the area has fluctuated widely between 72 and 91 degrees F. But once it hit 80 degrees, I felt like summer had already been here. There was one week when the […]

The Pain Of Home Ownership – Our $3,000 Headache

The Pain Of Home Ownership – Our $3,000 Headache

Water Upon arriving at the laundry room in our basement, I noticed a small patch of water on the floor and another patch in the carpet area near that room’s door. Part of me was puzzled “Where did the water come from?” I tried to […]

The Financial Implications of Having A Baby While In Grad School

The Financial Implications of Having A Baby While In Grad School

When I announced my second pregnancy and our five financial plans earlier this year, I was overwhelmed with the positive feedback from you all. Many of you complimented us on our careful planning for the second baby and said that we would be great parents. […]

7 Crazy Expensive Things We’ve Bought

7 Crazy Expensive Things We’ve Bought

Inspired by Mrs. Frugalwoods’s post, today I will share with you the seven surprisingly pricey items (by our frugal standards) Mr. FAF and I have bought. We have made some expensive purchases in our lives such as our house and our car. In this post, […]

Why I Gave Up On A Lifelong Passion (Money Is One Reason)

Why I Gave Up On A Lifelong Passion (Money Is One Reason)

After getting burned out from blogging in my 7th month, I realized many things about myself. Part of me was happy that I had finally found something that I’m passionate about – writing about frugality. Blogging has helped me stop questioning my daily productivity and […]

Do You Trust Your Spouse 100% With Money & Other Aspects In Life? I Don’t.

Do You Trust Your Spouse 100% With Money & Other Aspects In Life? I Don’t.

The title of this post might seem shocking to you. But I just couldn’t find any more fitting title to summarize the main idea of this post. And most importantly, the title truly reflects what I think about my husband: Mr. FAF. You might be […]

My 12 Frugality Fantasies

My 12 Frugality Fantasies

I was checking Twitter on a Friday afternoon when I saw a great post titled “Our Struggle With Frugality” by Passive Income MD. The article discusses his guilty feeling about not being frugal enough like many personal finance bloggers. The post resonated with me so […]

5 Ways Frugality Helps Me Stay Healthy

5 Ways Frugality Helps Me Stay Healthy

Frugality has brought so many benefits to my life. Thanks to my frugal habits, I have been able to save for a rainy day and have never borrowed money from friends to get by. I learned how difficult it is to make even one cent […]

I Got Duped – My 1st Job Offer Was A Scam

I Got Duped – My 1st Job Offer Was A Scam

Before moving to DC for a Master’s program, I had been in school most of my life (20 years) and had never held a full-time job. I finished high school, went to college for 4 years, enrolled in a PhD program for another 4 years, […]