Finances

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 […]

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 […]

6 Ways Google’s Saved Me Thousands Of Dollars

6 Ways Google’s Saved Me Thousands Of Dollars

As a Google lover, today I will share with you the 6 ways Google has saved me thousands of dollars over the year. (This post is not sponsored by Google.) 1. Free entertainment Mr. FAF and I have a Roku Sharp TV. We also have […]

What To Do When You Are Tired Of Money & Life

What To Do When You Are Tired Of Money & Life

This story was written a month ago. I am writing this post while sitting at a Starbucks. You can call me cheap, but I went to a Starbucks at the mall and didn’t buy any coffee. There are other people sitting in this open space […]

How We Celebrate A Frugal Christmas

How We Celebrate A Frugal Christmas

Mr. FAF and I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas. I don’t know about Mr. FAF, but for me, having been born and raised in Vietnam, I saw Christmas as a Western holiday. I neither had a day off nor received any presents for this occasion. […]

5 Embarrassing Money-Related Facts About Me

5 Embarrassing Money-Related Facts About Me

As you might already know, I am a very frugal person. Sometimes it can be a good thing because I’m able to save a lot of money and don’t make huge financial mistakes on a regular basis. However, in some cases, what seems normal to […]

6 Tips On How To Be Productive

6 Tips On How To Be Productive

After publishing the post about what my typical day looked like, I have gotten many comments on how productive I seemed to be. I have to admit that the schedule I described is somewhat ideal for me. My week days tend to be structured and […]

5 Reasons Why I Love Free Food At Work

5 Reasons Why I Love Free Food At Work

Besides blogging as a hobby and a potential side business, I also work an 8-5 job. I love almost everything about my job. I’m passionate about the work that I do and the impact that it makes. I enjoy working with and seeing my colleagues […]

6 Easy Ways To Cut Your Utility Bills Today

6 Easy Ways To Cut Your Utility Bills Today

At the FAF household, we have seven key recurring expenses that account for the majority of our expenses (from largest to smallest): 1. Mortgage: We are aggressively trying to pay off our mortgage. We throw most of our disposable income towards our principle payment every […]