Family

What Growing Up Poor Has Taught Me About Money And Relationships

What Growing Up Poor Has Taught Me About Money And Relationships

Growing up poor in a low-income family in Vietnam has had a tremendous impact on my personality and outlook on life. I remember those days when I succumbed to my insecurities in high school and kept wishing my parents were wealthy. I was sitting next […]

7 Reasons Why Traveling Isn’t Always Fun

7 Reasons Why Traveling Isn’t Always Fun

We all seem to love traveling. And what’s not to love about it? You can take a break from our daily stress, pressure, and routines. You get to see beautiful places, try different foods, meet new people, and even make long-lasting friendships. Your knowledge and […]

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 […]

Our Family Reunion & 4 Financial Implications

Our Family Reunion & 4 Financial Implications

Background Mr. FAF and I have been in a somewhat unique family arrangement. We started dating right before I moved to DC for a career change and were in a long-distance marriage for four years. I gave birth to our first and only child, Baby […]

5 Surprising Facts About Hubby (That I Learned Through Blogging)

5 Surprising Facts About Hubby (That I Learned Through Blogging)

After I started Frugal Asian Finance seven months ago, blogging has become an indispensable part of my life. It has also had a huge impact (both good and bad) on my marriage. During those months of building my site and constantly producing content, I have […]

Our Biggest Fight & 4th Anniversary Celebration

Our Biggest Fight & 4th Anniversary Celebration

Sometimes I still can’t believe Mr. FAF and I have been married for four years. For us, it’s been a long journey. We first started our relationship knowing that we would have to be far away from each other for at least three years until […]

10 Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving Edition)

10 Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving Edition)

This year is the first time I will celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I grew up in Vietnam not knowing what Thanksgiving was or that it even existed. However, after coming to the US and seeing how important this tradition is to America, I have […]

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 […]

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 […]