How to Prepare for a Baby on a Budget

Having a baby is not only terrifying, but it be incredibly expensive. For some families, it will set their personal budget on end for years to come. For others that are in a better financial position, it may not cause as many financial issues, but they may still be looking for … [Read more...]

How to Live a Frugal Life Without Feeling Miserable

Have you ever scrolled your Facebook feed and watched as your friends and family post photo after photos and status after status of their grand vacations, new cars and outlandish whatevers? If so, you might have felt a small pang of jealousy. It can be hard not to. There you are, … [Read more...]

Personal Budget Tips – How to Create a Crisis Budget

Whether we like it or not and whether we want to admit it or not, at some point in our lives, we all end up having a rough month or three. It is in those moments that we have to sit down and really get down to brass tacks about our personal budget. Those brass tacks budgets are … [Read more...]

How Identity Theft Can Ruin Your Future {and How to Keep Your Finances Safe}

This post is brought to you by Transunion however all opinions are that of Six Dollar Family. For more information, please see our disclosure policy. We’ve all heard the term identity theft, but for a large majority, it is only a term that we use in passing. It is something … [Read more...]

How the Sneaky Identity Thief Got Your Info (and How to Protect Yourself Next Time)

This post is brought to you by TransUnion however all opinions and advice are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy. Do you shop online? I’m sure you do. How many times have you swiped your debit or credit card at the gas pump, grocery store or ATM? Have … [Read more...]

Newsflash! Your Thoughts Are Keeping You Poor

A while back, I had a conversation with a very good friend of mine on Facebook. She had shared a status that I wholeheartedly disagreed with and a short, but respectful debate followed. The status that she had shared - while I'm sure was well intended by the original poster- had … [Read more...]

My #1 Tool for Making Budgeting Easier

*This post has been brought to you by EveryDollar, however all opinions, including budget photos are my own and are honest and truthful. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.  Can we be real with each other for a moment? Budgeting is hard. Remembering to keep … [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...]

Huge List of Ways to Save Money

Back in 2014, my family had a very large drop in our income. We were okay for a while as we lived on our savings, but sooner than we expected, that money was gone. We almost lost our home. We had our power shut off not once, but twice. We had to live off of our grocery stockpile … [Read more...]

How to Safeguard Your Finances Against a Financial Crisis

Financial emergencies seem to be the "stuff of legends" for the majority of people. We seem to think that a financial crisis can't happen to "us" and that they always happen to "everyone else," but the truth of it is that they do happen and yes, they can happen to you as quickly … [Read more...]