Author Archives for John Schmoll

I'm the founder of Frugal Rules, a Dad, husband and veteran of the financial services industry. I'm passionate about helping people learn from my mistakes so that they can enjoy the freedom that comes from living frugally. I'm also a freelance writer, and regularly contribute to U.S. News & World Report, Personal Capital, Daily Finance and more. If you're wanting to learn how to monetize your blog, check out my blog coaching services to see how I can help you take your site to the next level.

Newlyweds? Talk about Life Insurance

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It’s June, which means, it’s wedding season!


When you get married, you’re essentially combining everything you have. It’s a separate conversation altogether on whether or not to completely combine finances,…

How I Lost 100 Pounds

I've lost 100 pounds! It wasn't easy, but my life is changed as a result. Here are a few of the things I learned while working to lose 100 pounds.

Those are words I never thought I’d be saying, much less typing. It was a journey I began on February 24, 2014. Having recently turned 40 I knew something had…