Saving Money

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 […]

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 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 […]

How Our Lives Have Changed With A 128% Increase In Income

How Our Lives Have Changed With A 128% Increase In Income

It was 7:20 PM on a Wednesday. Mr. FAF just got home from work. He came home a bit later than usual since he had gone to get some Beijing roasted duck for the family. He said it was mainly for me because I had […]

Is My Husband Frugal Or Cheap? I Can’t Decide.

Is My Husband Frugal Or Cheap? I Can’t Decide.

Mr. FAF and I have been planning one of the most important trips of our life for the past few months. We have been talking about it with joy, excitement, and pride. The trip will be important for a couple of reasons. First, it will […]

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

How The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects My Budget

You might not want to read this post if you’re eating or drinking something. I have lived with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for more than ten years. It’s a common digestive disorder that causes gas, cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. About 20% (15.3 […]