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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 the kid and the husband. She’s 12 and homeschools. He’s 33 and is a stay at home Dad. Currently we make our home in Central Texas not too terribly far from Austin.
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 with my then five-year-old child, I had exactly six dollars in my pocket.
It is 7 years later and life has changed significantly for us. We are no longer that family with six dollars in our name. I have remarried and left behind the struggle of being a single mom. We are comfortable in life and as a result, we are passing on how we did it. Why?
Because our journey doesn’t stop at simply making ends meet 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 simply want a comfortable life and the knowledge that we don’t have to struggle. Sound familiar? You may very well be a Six Dollar Family yourself. In short, 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 coupon trips to a desire to teach others to save as much money as possible, budget wisely and plan a financially stable life.
Over the next 4 years, Adventures in Coupons grew provide for my family, and continued to play a very prominent part in our lives. 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, have met absolutely amazing people, and was able to share 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. In fact, I had stopped couponing in my own life and no longer wanted to even hear the word coupon. The quick answer is that not only had my vision for things changed, but I was drastically burned out. My heart lies in 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.
When the idea that my family was a Six Dollar Family, I realized that I wanted to help others who could identify with that – 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 – that I wanted to help those families do the same thing that I can now say I have done; become a six figure family.
So here we are: The Six Dollar Family.
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 thrown in the mix and occasionally, a random post that I simply felt the need to post.
If you’re new here, I highly recommend that you start with our “Start Here” page. It will help you not only get to know us as a family better, but will also give you a great idea of what we are bringing to the table.
Lastly, if you ever need anything. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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