5 Things Your Personal Budget Needs Before the End of the Year

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. As the end of 2017 rapidly approaches, a lot of us are taking stock of our financial situations. For some of us, our finances will end the year … [Read more...]

From Us to You

From all of us here at Six Dollar Family, to you and yours. Merry Christmas! We hope your Christmas is filled with love, fun and the Spirit of the holiday! … [Read more...]

Making Caring for a Loved one Easy with Prevail

Thank you Prevail® for sponsoring this post. Visit Prevail.com to get a free sample. When you’re growing up, the thought that someday, you may need to become a family caregiver to a parent usually never crosses your mind. For me though, those thoughts have always been in the … [Read more...]

9 Tips for Beating Holiday Stress

I have always loved Christmas. Being able to gift my family amazing gifts that they love, spending time with them as they enjoy those gifts, the amazing decorations, lights and of course; the true meaning of the season have always made Christmas a special time of year for me. For … [Read more...]

11 Must Have Ways to Save Money on Christmas That Anyone Can Do

As a mom, I always want to give my daughter the best Christmas she's ever had. It's a desire that never goes away and each year I can't stop myself from trying to out do the year before. Sometimes I take it too far while other years I am able to keep myself under control. It all … [Read more...]

Dulce de Leche and Coconut Marshmallow Clusters

Christmas baking is a tradition in our home. It isn't so much the sweets that we enjoy although let me tell you, there are some goodies made! It's the time that we all get to spend together as a family while the baking is happening and our Christmas tree is being decorated that … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift Idea – DIY Snowman Candle

I absolutely adore snowmen. So much so that during the holiday season, my home usually becomes covered in snowmen. I have candles, wall decor, wreaths and more. They are adorable to me and I can't seem to get enough of them. Since we have downsized to live in a hotel, I can't … [Read more...]

Why We Moved to Live in a Hotel

Three weeks ago, my daughter and I did something that I had never planned on doing and we didn't do it for the reasons that you might believe. We moved and started living in an extended stay hotel. I have always been one who was looking for ways to live a simple life. I hate … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Fall is here in Texas and while I'm loving the cooler temperatures, I could do without cold and flu season being just over the horizon. Unless you plan on spending the colder months locked in your home, there isn’t always a way to avoid cold and flu season. There are, however, … [Read more...]

Home Business Ideas to Help You Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Money was tight when my daughter was born. We lived paycheck to paycheck most of the time. Sometimes, we lived on far less than paycheck to paycheck. It is such a struggle to spend your life robbing Peter to pay Paul, worrying over how you're going to pay your bills each month … [Read more...]

34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Making Your First Grocery Shopping Trip with a Toddler Easier

We all love our kids, but let's face it. Grocery shopping with them isn't always fun; especially if they're the toddler age. It can be stressful to help keep them where they should be, you might accidentally spend more if they toss something in the cart that you didn't see and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sides – Homemade Dinner Rolls

Thanksgiving is coming and for me, Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without my homemade dinner rolls. It has always been one of my family's favorite Thanksgiving sides. Actually it is one of their favorite side dishes period since they're so good! They're soft, fluffy and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Ohio State Gift Ideas Perfect for Any Fan

Growing up in Ohio in a family that pays attention to college football, you're taught one of two things; either you bleed scarlet and grey or you end up in a family that follows blue and gold. Luckily, my family bleeds scarlet and grey so I didn't have to worry about disowning … [Read more...]

11 Ways to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies

Do you enjoy cleaning? Most of us don't, but unfortunately, it is a necessary evil in our lives. Here's a better question; do you enjoy paying up to $10.00 each for cleaning supplies? I know I certainly don't. Finding ways to save money on cleaning supplies isn't something that … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – 150+ Beauty and the Beast Gift Ideas

"Tale as old as time..." The first time I saw Disney's Beauty and the Beast, I was around nine. Even at nine, I recognized that the story told in the Disney version was the love story of a lifetime. Most Disney stories tell the story of a love that blossoms out of nowhere and … [Read more...]