Relationships

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 […]

The Pros & Cons Of Our Dual-Income Family

The Pros & Cons Of Our Dual-Income Family

The topic of whether I should quit my job and become a stay-at-home mom has come up in my conversations with Mr. FAF before. I seriously considered it at one point when the house I was sharing with two other roommates got broken into three […]

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 […]

Housework – The Financial Decision In A Marriage

Housework – The Financial Decision In A Marriage

The housework It’s a Saturday morning. You woke up at 7:30 AM and got out of bed to start your day. All you want to do is have breakfast and sit down at your computer to read new posts, leave your feedback, make Pinterest images, […]

When Money Matters In A Relationship

When Money Matters In A Relationship

Have you ever wondered how much you should spend on a gift for someone to show them that they’re important to you? I have. In fact, it’s happened more often than I can remember. You might think that it’s the thought that counts, and that as long […]

The Pros & Cons Of Living With In-laws

The Pros & Cons Of Living With In-laws

If you are Asian, you probably are not surprised that many young couples live with their parents even after they get married. It happens a lot in Asia and still does in America. I have Asian American friends who have lived and are planning to […]

When Love Doesn’t Make Financial Sense

When Love Doesn’t Make Financial Sense

I have a guest post titled “When Love Doesn’t Make Financial Sense” featured on Bobby Hoyt’s Millennial Money Man, a great personal finance blog for millennials. In this post, I share the story of how Mr. FAF and I met and overcame the challenges of our […]

How To Deal With Spousal Envy

How To Deal With Spousal Envy

Theoretically, when a couple gets married, they are supposed to treat each other as equals regardless of income, social status, intelligence, career tracks, and backgrounds. They should have an equal say in all decisions. In the event of a disagreement, they should compromise to reach a […]

The Struggle For (Financial) Power In A Marriage

The Struggle For (Financial) Power In A Marriage

Ever since Mr. FAF and I got married about three and a half years ago, it’s always been tug of war for power between us. Maybe Mr. FAF just thinks I’m too independent and stubborn. I want to make most decisions by myself and control […]

When You Are Ashamed Of Being Poor

When You Are Ashamed Of Being Poor

In the personal finance (PF) community, we talk about living below our means and being frugal for a better financial future. Using hand-me-down items or going on a treasure hunt is not something PF bloggers refrain from doing. In fact, many of us are proud […]

How Frugality Brought Us Together As A Couple

How Frugality Brought Us Together As A Couple

Frugality is present in almost everything Mr. FAF and I do. In fact, it was what actually brought us together in the first place. Today I will share with you the story of how Mr. FAF and I got together thanks to our frugality. The […]

When Marrying For Love (And Not Money) Just Isn’t Enough

When Marrying For Love (And Not Money) Just Isn’t Enough

Today we have a guest post from Stacy B. Miller. Stacy is a content editor at Oak View Law Group. Her articles are a beautiful union of her love for money and playing with words. After working as a content writer for 5 years, she […]