Author: Ms. FAF

What Growing Up Poor Has Taught Me About Money And Relationships

What Growing Up Poor Has Taught Me About Money And Relationships

Growing up poor in a low-income family in Vietnam has had a tremendous impact on my personality and outlook on life. I remember those days when I succumbed to my insecurities in high school and kept wishing my parents were wealthy. I was sitting next […]

7 Secrets About Personal Finance Bloggers

7 Secrets About Personal Finance Bloggers

This post is inspired by Liz at Chief Mom Officer who tweeted about how she couldn’t wait to write about a financial development in her life as a personal finance blogger. I could totally relate to her experience and wanted to expand that idea into […]

7 Reasons Why Traveling Isn’t Always Fun

7 Reasons Why Traveling Isn’t Always Fun

We all seem to love traveling. And what’s not to love about it? You can take a break from our daily stress, pressure, and routines. You get to see beautiful places, try different foods, meet new people, and even make long-lasting friendships. Your knowledge and […]

5 Things We No Longer Do To Save Money

5 Things We No Longer Do To Save Money

When time is tough, we tend to get creative with how we can save money. Mr. FAF and I have done weird things to save money, including using toilet paper as napkins and not paying for a car wash. Now that both of us work […]

Dec 2017 & Last Monthly Food Expense Report – $1,346

Dec 2017 & Last Monthly Food Expense Report – $1,346

Here comes the last food expense report of the year 2017. Time flies! As expected in November, our December food budget just went through the roof for three main reasons: 1. We went on a four-day trip to another city and ate out most of […]

Hubby Decided Not To Be Cheap – Our $1,400 YOLO Trip

Hubby Decided Not To Be Cheap – Our $1,400 YOLO Trip

In early November, I published a post asking you all whether Mr. FAF, my hubby, was being cheap or frugal in wanting to drive almost 22 hours over 4 days to save money. Some of you mentioned that he might have been too frugal. And […]

My New Year Resolutions For 2018 – Family, Finance & Blogging

My New Year Resolutions For 2018 – Family, Finance & Blogging

2017 musings As 2017 came to an end, I have had a lot of musings about money, life, and family. 2017 was an eventful year for the FAF family. First, Mr. FAF finally finished his PhD after spending six years in grad school. He got […]

Musings On 2017 – Marriage, Kids & Money

Musings On 2017 – Marriage, Kids & Money

Are you ready for the new year to start? There is something so soothing these last few days of the year that I just want December to last a bit longer. I want to feel the festivity of the holidays, hear people’s vacation plans, and […]

The Best Of Frugal Asian Finance In 2017

The Best Of Frugal Asian Finance In 2017

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday. Mr. FAF and I hosted a hotpot party at our house on Christmas Eve. Nothing makes us happier than having good food with our family and friends. As I am writing this post, I feel a […]

How I Chose A Niche for My Personal Finance Blog

How I Chose A Niche for My Personal Finance Blog

Have you ever wanted to start a business, but you can’t figure out what product or service to sell? I have. Multiple times. The search I wanted to start my own business when I was a¬†freshman in college. I didn’t know what I’d do, but […]

Our Family Reunion & 4 Financial Implications

Our Family Reunion & 4 Financial Implications

Background Mr. FAF and I have been in a somewhat unique family arrangement. We started dating right before I moved to DC for a career change and were in a long-distance marriage for four years. I gave birth to our first and only child, Baby […]

5 Surprising Facts About Hubby (That I Learned Through Blogging)

5 Surprising Facts About Hubby (That I Learned Through Blogging)

After I started Frugal Asian Finance seven months ago, blogging has become an indispensable part of my life. It has also had a huge impact (both good and bad) on my marriage. During those months of building my site and constantly producing content, I have […]