How to Save Time & Money When You Stay at a Hotel

As a traveling family, I discovered long ago that if I don't look for ways to save time and money when traveling, that I not only over shoot my budget but that I also end up going half mad from stress. This means that over the years, I have gotten quite good at both. Frankly, … [Read more...]

Easy Fruit and Yogurt Bites Recipe

I work at a desk all day which means that most of the time I have a snack in front of me. It also means that if I'm not careful with what I'm snacking on, I could balloon to a much higher weight than I currently am so I have to watch to make sure that I'm only snacking on healthy … [Read more...]

Personal Budget – How to Save on Medical Bills with Telehealth

I rarely get sick, but when I do, I do it right. This was the case over Christmas when we traveled home to Ohio to spend the holiday with my family. Christmas Eve I started to feel unwell and it only continued as the holiday went on. Christmas stretched into New Year's and New … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Blogging with the Blog of Your Dreams

Blogging has opened so many doors for me including a few that I had never thought would be possible.  It has allowed me to be at home with my daughter to homeschool her. It has allowed me to provide a very comfortable life for my family. It has taught me things about myself and … [Read more...]

Easy Shabby Chic Upcycled Photo Frame

I love thrift store shopping. I've never seen a need to pay retail for something that I could get a good deal on by purchasing secondhand. Home decor is one of those things I've never seen the need to pay retail for. After all, there isn't much reason to since the second hand … [Read more...]

My Top Emergency Preparation, Homesteading and Simple Living Books for 2017

In my mind, there isn't much better than curling up with a good book, a warm blanket and a hot cup filled with my favorite hot chocolate recipe. A good book can soothe your soul in ways like nothing else can, take you to places you've never been and teach you a lesson in a way … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries – 11 Tips for Saving Money on Meat

Meat can be one of the most expensive parts of your grocery budget. This can mean that if you're already looking for ways to save money on groceries that you can easily become overwhelmed by how hard saving money on meat can seem to be. Here's the thing though; saving money on … [Read more...]

How to Watch TV Online for Free

Living a frugal life means that you're always looking for ways to save money in your personal budget. It isn't always easy and sometimes it can be downright hard to do. One of those areas that can be hard to save money in is tv. Sure, you can drop cable and opt for Hulu and … [Read more...]

My Favorite Peanut Butter Meringue Pie Recipe

One of my favorite memories as a kid are the holidays where we would visit my aunt and uncle's home. My aunt is a wonderful cook and each year she would make the most amazing peanut butter meringue pie that I still adore to this day. In fact, it is still one of my all-time … [Read more...]

18 Essential Oils for Diabetes

Diabetes is close to my heart and unfortunately, my own home. Most of my family is diabetic and I received my own diabetes diagnosis around a year ago. While it can be treated conventionally, that wasn't a route I wanted to go unless I absolutely had to. I don't like chemicals … [Read more...]

Earn Free Gift Cards and Cash with these 15 Ways to Earn From Home

Times are hard so you may be finding yourself and your family budget in need of a little pick me up. It can be incredibly frustrating to work on creating a family budget that works for you only to find that it simply isn't enough. When that happens, the only thing that you can do … [Read more...]

How to Make a Homemade Heating Pad

I may only be in my 30's but for the longest time I lived with chronic pain that was so bad that some days I could barely walk. It took a lot of work to get rid of that pain including making our home almost entirely natural and taking a natural health approach to how we were … [Read more...]

Paid Survey Tips to Help You Rock Doing Surveys

This post is brought to you by Shoppers Voice. All opinions are that of Six Dollar Family.  For more information, please see my Disclosure policy. Have you done paid surveys in the past? I know that they can be time consuming, but with a little bit of work, they can be well … [Read more...]

How Your Clutter is Hurting Your Family Budget

We all have those moments in our lives where the clutter outweighs the neat. Take me for instance, most days my desk is neat as a pin. Take a look at my closet though and...on second thought? Don't take a look at my closet. It's kind of scary in there. The point is that some … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen Decor That Won’t Break Your Family Budget

I absolutely love a kitchen that is decorated with farmhouse kitchen decor. There's just something about the simplicity of the designs that call to me. What I don't love is spending stupid crazy dollars to buy my home decor. I like budget friendly decor. It's my favorite and I'm … [Read more...]

How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute

I love buttermilk, but to be honest, I rarely buy it. It isn't because I don't want to use it, but more that I can't seem to get it all used up before it spoils. This makes me a really sad panda when I'm wanting to make my homemade buttermilk biscuits recipe, buttermilk pancakes … [Read more...]