“Saving Where I Can And Cooking Most Meals”: Asian Americans Are Sharing Their Relationship With Money


And finally, “Background: My parents were never the people who do ridiculous things to save money, but they still want a good deal. We lived pretty comfortably. Turns out they basically have nothing to show for all their hard work. Growing up, I saw a lot of other Asian adults who were cheap, but now they seem a lot more comfortable than my parents, or at least the next generation seems better set up. I kinda wish my parents did more of that.”

“I don’t make a lot of money, but I save a lot — currently put 25% of my paycheck into 401(k) and still save on top of that. I got pushed into buying property, but I live with family, so it’s not a huge burden. I want to learn everything about personal finance — in an almost unhealthy way. On paper, I’m probably ahead of my peers, but I feel five steps behind. It feels like I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop, and I’ll end up just like my parents.”