Are you a Six Dollar Family? You might be and not even know it. I certainly was.
I’m Stacy, CEO extraordinaire and 1/3 of the Six Dollar Family. The other two-thirds of the family are made up of a 10 year old girl named Emma and a 32 year old husband named Tom. Currently we make our home in Northeast, Texas not too terribly far from the DFW Metro area.
In 2010, my Emma and I spent 10 months in a homeless shelter…and thus, The Six Dollar Family was born. When I entered that shelter, I had exactly six dollars in my pocket.
It’s 5 years later and life has changed significantly for us. Obviously, we’re not homeless any longer, but we’re not exactly where we want to be either. Why?
Because our journey doesn’t stop at simply making it in life.
Our journey stops with six figures in the bank and a comfortable life provided for all of us. You read that right. Six figures. Not seven. We don’t want millions. We just want a comfortable life and the knowledge that we don’t have to struggle. (Although no, I would not turn millions down.)
The Six Dollar Family is the family that is struggling to make it right now, but wants more out of life. They are the ones who dream big and know that with a little hard work, they can achieve their dreams and live the life they want to.
In April 2011, I logged onto my computer and a new era in my life was born. I had been using coupons for 7 years at that point and wanted a way to share my coupon trips with my family. It was then that Adventures in Coupons was born.
AIC suddenly became a huge part of my life and as it grew, more rapidly than I ever expected, it changed from a single wish to share my trips to a desire to teach others to save as much money as possible, budget wisely and plan a financially stable life.
Adventures in Coupons continued to grow, provide for my family, and continued to play a very prominent part in our lives over the next 4 years. I will forever be grateful for those initial 4 years and what they taught me. I have had the opportunity to do things I never thought I would, meet absolutely amazing people, and share along with my readers’ triumph’s, hurts and struggles right along with those that trusted me with their heart. If I am never blessed again in my life, my first 4 years with AIC and the responses that I have received from you, my readers, is enough for me in this life (and most likely the next).
I wish I could tell you that I knew exactly when I realized my vision for this blog had changed. All I can really tell you is that it was the summer of 2014. I realized that I didn’t want to teach only coupons. My heart lies in actually helping people and I needed to express that. It took a year for me to let go of Adventures in Coupons. Without going into a huge amount of detail, AIC was a very large part of me and I honestly felt like I was letting go of a child.
I realized that I wanted to help others be a six figure family too. That I couldn’t be the only one in the world who could relate to the Six Dollar Family and that those people were the ones I was looking to help.
So here we are. The Six Dollar Family.
Adventures in Coupons is no more and I’m truly okay with that. She’s all grown up now!
I truly hope that your visit here with us at Six Dollar Family is one that you enjoy and learn from. It is my sincere hope that I can not only help you save money, but teach you to budget it, grow it and help you along on your journey in become that six figure family that we all want. You’ll find everything from homeschooling advice to great food to cute crafts and diy projects on top of all of the financial advice I aim to bring you.
Lastly, if you ever need anything. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.