An Opportunity to Help Children with Trisomy 18 – An Update

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Here’s an easy way you can make a difference. Vote for my post in a competition to help me win a $700 donation to the Trisomy 18 Foundation.

Hey everyone! This is Mrs. Frugal Rules posting for John as he’s out of town for the next few days. We’re issuing a shameless plea for your vote and hoping that you can help us out.

***Tour de Personal Finance Competition Update***

I’d like to issue a BIG thank you from my heart to everyone who voted for my article in My Personal Finance Journey’s Tour de Personal Finance competition. Because of your votes, I won the yellow jersey, first place in the competition and $100. More importantly, Jacob at My Personal Finance Journey donated $700 to the charity of my choice, which was the Trisomy 18 Foundation. As many of you already know, this charity is near and dear to my heart as my wife and I lost our first son, Isaac, to this rare genetic disorder. With your help and Jacob’s generosity, we helped parents and families dealing with this difficulty and hopefully, will one day find a cure. The final competition was very close and I only won by a few votes. At the end of the day, a total of $1,300 was donated to some very worthy charities, which is the most important part out of all of this.  You can read all about the competition in Jacob’s run down post here. Thank you again to everyone for voting for me in the competition!

End of update***

If you’ve been following my tweets today or blog the past few days you already know that I am in a competition over at My Personal Finance Journey and that I’ve made it to the finals. I’m hoping you can help me win. It’s not for my own fame or anything but because the winner gets to donate $700 to a charity of choice. If I win, I’ll be donating $700 to the Trisomy 18 Foundation – an organization that supports families and research of the rare genetic disorder that took the life of our son Isaac five years ago.

An Easy Way to Make a Difference

I’ve pledged to donate some of the income I earn from Frugal Rules to the Trisomy 18 Foundation and this is one neat way we can all pitch in to accomplish that goal without it costing us anything other than a few minutes of time.

Help us help the Foundation by voting for my post here:

How to Vote

  1. Scroll all the way down. Put “TIME” in the message body.
  2. Make sure you click “Don’t Subscribe” to comments as that will prevent you from having everyone’s votes emailed to you 🙂


Voting goes through Wednesday, 7/24 in the evening.

Please share within your networks as you feel is appropriate….the more votes the better.

Thanks to all of you who have already voted and thanks in advance to those of you who are about to!

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John is the founder of Frugal Rules, a dad, husband and veteran of the financial services industry whose writing has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, Yahoo Finance and more.

Passionate about helping people learn from his mistakes, John shares financial tools and tips to help you enjoy the freedom that comes from living frugally. One of his favorite tools is Personal Capital , which he used to plan for retirement and keep track of his finances in less than 15 minutes each month.

Another one of John's passions is helping people save $80 per month by axing their expensive cable subscriptions and replacing them with more affordable ones, like Hulu with Live TV.