My Story

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These Economic Times
Daily, we hear reports in the news media about hard economic times. Lately it seems that even personal conversations are full of words like “down-sizing” (a.k.a. & more corporate politically correct: “right-sizing”), “foreclosures,” “recession,” and the list goes on!

Rather than dwell there, I have decided to come alongside others and “link arms” as we walk this economic road and get to the other side.

A Bit of Encouragement
Through this blog, I hope you find encouragement for becoming financially free and solutions for reducing your family expenses. My hope is that I am able to give you fresh ideas on how to stretch your family’s funds, save money for the future, and get out of debt ~ all while having some fun along the way!

I invite you to join me on this journey and would love to hear YOUR ideas for how you are making a difference and reaching your goals with your family finances. Please feel free to share our blog with your friends and family, too!

A Little About Me
I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and have spent my entire adult life in Central/North Texas (Howdy!). I now live in the suburbs of Dallas/Fort Worth and within a few miles of my home, I have buffalo, cattle, oil wells, and yea verily, “ya’ll” even slips into the grammar! Yes, I’m a true blue Texan. Even so, I have Midwest roots, as I was raised by parents from the heart of Kansas’ ranching and wheat land.

I have my parents to thank for teaching me the importance of staying out of debt, the value of making every dollar count, and the significance of saving for the future. They taught me to save, give, and spend less than I earned.

Along the way, I also learned that this is not my/our money, it is God’s, and we are entrusted and responsible to manage what God gives us for the short time we are on this Earth. My heart is to help others learn how to better manage their finances God’s way and to join others on this journey to faithfully living by God’s principles in every area of their lives.

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22 responses to “My Story

  1. Hey – it’s looking great! Can’t wait to read more :)

  2. Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit…I didn’t know you had a blog! This is fantastic. You are fantastic. I’m quite impressed and will continue to keep up with your blog.

    Have you heard of http://www.reallyreallyfree.org/?

  3. OMG!! I love your blog!! Thank You for sharing. I will definately pass it on to friends.

    • frugalinfortworth

      Thanks for your kind comments, Elva! I look forward to hearing from you again!

      In the mean time, feel free to subscribe to get the latest “Frugal in Fort Worth” updates (click on the Subscribe Button at the top of the right hand column.)

      :)

  4. I love your blog and use it all the time. I was wondering if you have a list of everyday things that are free or frugal. I have two under three and so I’m always trying to get out of the house and do something fun. I would love and appreciate any new insight for fun things to do during the week. Thanks in advance.

    Emily

    • frugalinfortworth

      Hi Emily! Great to hear from you! Thanks for the nice comments. That makes me smile! :) I’m glad you asked about a list of Free events in the area. We have actually been working on such a list for all ages (and will be sure to include activities for toddlers too!). It is taking a little bit of time to research and confirm details, locations info, etc., so stay tuned!

      Since you are a mother of young children, I’d love to hear any discoveries you have made for free/cheap outtings in the Fort Worth area for you and your children.

      So glad to get your input and look forward to hearing from you again!

  5. Wow! I love knowing all this about that little piggy bank.
    Thank you for taking the time to spread your message.
    My husband and I LOVE to save money, and LIKE to spend it. we carry no debt except for our mortgage and one of our cars. -We have a “if you can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it attitude!”

    I’m hoping with the new credit card law, people will think twice before saying “put it on the card”.
    I hope there will be a gasp heard from sea to shining sea!

    Do you think the Truth in Lending Disclosure will help the credit card crisis?

    • frugalinfortworth

      Hi Kelly! Thanks for subscribing to our blog and for your nice comments!

      You and your husband have a great spending policy: “if you can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it!” Had more people adopted this way of thinking into their spending, we likely wouldn’t be in the credit and world-wide financial crisis today! Kudos to you and your husband :).

      On your “Truth in Lending” disclosure question: I think this is a step in the right direction in protecting consumers from potentially dishonest loan providers, but there are way too many loopholes for it to be truly effective. I suppose the “proof will be in the pudding.” It’s still too easy for most people to get more credit than they can manage/afford, and this is where the largest problem lies.

      Thanks again for your comments and I look forward to hearing from you again! :)

  6. Wow- love the info on the free stuff and your background is amazing and im about to read your financial info you have posted on the website. Thanks

  7. Great blog – I’m always looking for a good deal :)

  8. Daily Dave Ramsey follower here. Lover of Fort Worth. Mix the two and you get: your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Really glad to discover your site and love that it is dedicated to Fort Worth. We just moved here from California and this is a huge help for our family! I am clicking on the subscribe button now!

  10. Just wanted to say thanks for linking to our website for the 4th of July activities. We really appreciate it! Love your site!

    Thanks again!

  11. Thanks a lot for sharing and for providing plenty of useful content. I have bookmarked your blog site, and I look forward to your next post. Once again, I appreciate all your work.

  12. I will definitely bookmark this site for future reference…

  13. I love your site! Thanks so much!

  14. Great website and even better mission. Have you heard the Balanced series by Andy Stanley? I think you can find the series online. He is an advocate of the give, save, spend principal and being a good steward of your finances. Keep up the good work!

    • Frugal In Fort Worth Blog

      Thanks for popping by! The Balanced series sounds interesting ~ I will check it out.

      Thanks for the kind comments about our blog, too. I look forward to hearing from you again. :)

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