The Future of Frugal Rules
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Happy Friday friends! I just wanted to give everyone a quick update as to what’ll be going on with Frugal Rules here in the next month or two. I’ve spoken before about having the site redesigned last year and let’s just say that whole plan blew up in my face. I’ll spare you all the details, but it was a great learning lesson on a personal level, blog level as well as business wise. It seems that I like to learn things the hard way at times, and this was definitely one of those cases. I’ve dealt with my feelings about it and have moved on with the lessons learned.
What does that have to do with the future direction of Frugal Rules? A lot actually as I signed a contract with a new web designer on Monday! As opposed to working with someone online, I ended up going with someone we do a lot of business with here in town.
To give you some background into this, the bread and butter of our business is helping clients launch new websites for their business. We fill their site with content and someone else does the design. Anyhoo…due to this we work with a number of talented web designers on a regular basis and like the work of one of them so much that I decided to have their firm handle the redesign.
The current design, while utilitarian, has long outlived its life. My lovely wife designed it herself, but she knows next to nothing about web design and there are many things on the back end that are holding the site back from a technical perspective as well as with other things I have planned for the site.
As it stands now, the timetable is to have a new design in the next four to eight weeks. During that time we’ll be changing the logo some, changing the tagline and coming up with an entirely brand new site that is much more user-friendly and easier to navigate. It will be somewhat of a rebranding, let’s face it…I really don’t talk about frugality much, but will be the same site you’ve been visiting over the past 18 or so months.
So, there you have it. This has been a long time coming and I for one am excited to see what we’re able to come up with. I also wanted to make sure the more regular readers of the community here were aware so they don’t think they went somewhere wrong when they wake up one morning and see a completely different site. 🙂
One other thing to note, and I will share more about this in a few weeks when I update my goals for the year is that I just purchased my first blog this past week as well! It took some time to find one that was available and one that I wanted, but am happy with what I got. It’s going to take some attention and work, but the hope is to build it up to make it a part of what we have going on here at Frugal Rules. Beyond that, make sure to check out the new site I’m running with my good friend Grayson – Sprout Wealth. If you like what you see here at Frugal Rules and over at Debt Roundup then I’m sure you’ll like Sprout Wealth.
Do you have any fun things planned for the weekend? Who are you pulling for in the NCAA Tournament? Are you finally getting any warmer weather where you live?
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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.