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Traveling With A Purpose – Our Plan To Move Out of Washington DC

Traveling With A Purpose – Our Plan To Move Out of Washington DC

Yes, you read that right. Mr. FAF and I are planning to move out of the DC area. In case you wonder why, it’s because DC is so expensive, and we feel that we can enjoy a less hectic and less pricey life somewhere else. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Dilemma: How Much Would You Pay For Your Spouse’s Good Sleep?

Dilemma: How Much Would You Pay For Your Spouse’s Good Sleep?

I have a secret in our marriage that I’ve been keeping from you guys. One reason is that it is a personal topic for a lot of couples. I’m sure it doesn’t come up often in our everyday conversations. I want Mr. FAF and I […]

5 Free Things We Love At Home

5 Free Things We Love At Home

As a frugal couple, Mr. FAF and I have inherited a lot of stuff from our friends and neighbors. We of course have also bought things that we need. But I’ve realized that there are five particular free or hand-me-down items at our home that […]

How Rushing Things Can Cost You Money

How Rushing Things Can Cost You Money

The speeding ticket A few months ago Mr. FAF took his mom to a dentist office and made a quick run to the grocery store. When he came home, however, he seemed irritated. As usual, I asked Mr. FAF what he bought and how much […]

What A Luxurious Lifestyle Looks Like To Us

What A Luxurious Lifestyle Looks Like To Us

Over the past year of running Frugal Asian Finance, I have discussed the various frugal aspects of our lives. It ranges from doing weird things like using toilet paper as tissues to normal frugal hacks like not using cable. Today, I will do something different […]

10 Things We Don’t Buy At The Grocery Store

10 Things We Don’t Buy At The Grocery Store

Inspired by Mrs. Frugalwoods’s post, today I will share with you the 10 things our family doesn’t buy at the grocery store. Before I go into detail, I will give you an overview of what stores we shop at and what we purchase from them. […]

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 […]