Life in DC

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, […]

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 […]

How To Socialize Frugally Through Meetup Groups

How To Socialize Frugally Through Meetup Groups

This post is not sponsored by Meetup. The opinions and experiences mentioned below are my own. I used to be really shy and introverted (and still am). I was nervous about meeting new people and didn’t have much to contribute to a conversation. I came […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

The Glorious Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about what my typical day looked like when I was living by myself in DC. After Mr. FAF got his degree and Baby FAF came back from China, my schedule has changed quite a bit. Some […]

The Pros and Cons of Living in An Expensive City

The Pros and Cons of Living in An Expensive City

Mr. FAF and I bought our first home in the DC metro area in 2016, but I have lived in the city for almost four years. While I love Washington DC for all the unique perks it offers, the city is not perfect. If you […]

How To Save on Rent in Washington DC

How To Save on Rent in Washington DC

I moved to Washington DC almost four years ago for grad school and have been living in the area since. Before moving to the city, I had done some research on the cost of living in DC and worked like crazy to save up. But […]

How to Save on Transportation in Washington DC

How to Save on Transportation in Washington DC

If you’re planning to visit or work in Washington DC, you’ve probably thought about transportation. DC is known for its sprawling public transit system that can take you almost anywhere in the DC metro area. However, while public transit is cheaper than driving elsewhere in […]

A Day In The Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

A Day In The Life Of A Personal Finance Blogger

In the spirit of sharing, today I will document a typical work day in the life of Ms. FAF (aka me). Hope you enjoy! 6:30 AM  The alarm goes off to wake me up from my sleep. I get up and go to the bathroom […]