Life in DC

4 Things I’d Regret Not Doing If I Were To Die Tomorrow

4 Things I’d Regret Not Doing If I Were To Die Tomorrow

Mr. FAF looked down at the floor. His eyes were reflecting an undeniable sense of despondency. I can always tell when he’s unhappy or stressed about something. And I always ask him what’s on his mind, otherwise he won’t tell me until much later, if […]

Update On Hubby’s Job Situation: Depression, Guilt, Self-doubt & Hope

Update On Hubby’s Job Situation: Depression, Guilt, Self-doubt & Hope

On October 3, I wrote a post about Mr. FAF’s recent job situation. At their weekly check-in meeting, Mr. FAF’s boss asked him to look for another team at his company. In other words, Mr. FAF’s boss didn’t want Mr. FAF to be a member […]

Facing The Layoff Fear: Hubby’s Confidence Hit A New Low

Facing The Layoff Fear: Hubby’s Confidence Hit A New Low

The news Yesterday morning, at about 10:30 AM, I was breastfeeding Baby F2 while watching a Vietnamese drama. Basically, I was enjoying life and killing time with a baby attached to me pretty much most of the day. Suddenly, I got a message from Mr. […]

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 […]