Personal Stories

The Loss of A Father

My father passed away this week. Though an emotional time, I see so many things my Dad taught me in life. Dad, I love you!

We were eating a late dinner last Monday evening. The kids were in bed and we were winding down after a long day. Then, the text came from my…

What Are You Thankful For?

What are you thankful for? It's cliche, but it's Thanksgiving and time to give thanks for things in our lives. Here are a few things I'm thankful for.

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is this Thursday! This year has absolutely flown by for the Frugal Rules family. I don’t know about you, but it can be…

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…

My Decision to Not Have Kids

Believe it or not, the decision to not have kids doesn't always focus exclusively around the money factor. Having freedom plays a large part, too.

For about as long as I can remember, I’ve never wanted kids.

Years ago, I couldn’t articulate my reasoning very well. People always told me I’d change my mind later…