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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 […]

3 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – Aug 23

3 Frugal Wins & 2 Frugal Fails – Aug 23

It’s been a month and a half since I published my last frugal wins and frugal fails post on June 23. I originally wanted to have a new post for this series once every two weeks. But I realized many of the frugal wins and […]

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 […]

A Landlord’s Worst Nightmare Comes True

A Landlord’s Worst Nightmare Comes True

Real estate investment is one area I have been itching to get into in the near future.  I’ve felt the urge to buy rental property ever since I was in college. That urge intensified after Mr. FAF and I bought our first home in DC […]

How To Save on Rent in Washington DC

How To Save on Rent in Washington DC

I moved to Washington DC almost four years ago for grad school and have been living in the area since. Before moving to the city, I had done some research on the cost of living in DC and worked like crazy to save up. But […]

My 1st Podcast – Behind The Scene Story & 4 Lessons

My 1st Podcast – Behind The Scene Story & 4 Lessons

As the story has it, I was recently featured on a podcast for income-seeking bloggers called Do You Even Blog with Pete (the podcast host) and Lily from The Frugal Gene. You can listen to it here: An inside look at 2 new bloggers who are […]

List of Asian Personal Finance Bloggers – Part 3

List of Asian Personal Finance Bloggers – Part 3

After receiving great feedback on the list of Asian personal finance bloggers 1 & 2, I decided to continue this series with part 3. My goal is to highlight the great work of Asian personal finance bloggers, especially those in North America (US and Canada) […]

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 […]

July 2017 Food Expense Report – $511.93

July 2017 Food Expense Report – $511.93

Welcome to another monthly food expense report at the FAF family! I am happy to announce that Mr. FAF successfully defended his dissertation in mid July and now has a new title: Dr. FAF (but I will still refer to him as Mr. FAF). He […]

Interview With Mr. FAF – Husband Of A Personal Finance Blogger

Interview With Mr. FAF – Husband Of A Personal Finance Blogger

Four months after starting Frugal Asian Finance, I asked Mr. FAF to sit down with me for an interview. I invited the readers to submit questions for Mr. FAF and received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Thank you all so much for your support! I asked Mr. […]

July 2017 Blog Traffic Report (4th Month) – 16,600 Views

July 2017 Blog Traffic Report (4th Month) – 16,600 Views

This post contains affiliate links. Welcome to the 4th month blog traffic report at Frugal Asian Finance! I can’t believe the summer is almost half way over. While I wish I had joined more activities and had more fun, I’m also glad that I have […]