Personal Budget – How to Avoid Living Like the Joneses

Have you ever heard the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses?” Do you know what it means? If not, it means to be in competition with the people around you as far as your home, car, clothes and other material possessions. While competition is sometimes a healthy thing, the one you … [Read more...]

19 “Strange” Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Does your personal budget need help? Let’s face it; it happens to all of us at some point or another. We all find ourselves in situations sometimes where we need to earn extra cash, but may not know how to. There are quite a few home based business ideas that you could do to earn … [Read more...]

How to Get FREE Lyft Rides (Without Referring Friends!)

When my husband and I split up a few months ago, the car went with him. Luckily, I live in a larger city so I had Lyft and Uber available to me. Now ya'll know me; I am going to look for the absolute cheapest method of getting myself and the Monkey Child around and after taking a … [Read more...]

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 I Add $225 (or More!) Extra Income EVERY Month!

Know what? Budgets are hard! I'm sure I didn't have to tell you that though. We go through the same process of creating a personal budget that works for our family and then we update our personal budgets time and time again each month hoping that it will work. We all know how … [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...]

Ways to Upcycle – 21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Mugs

How many coffee mugs do you have in your kitchen? If you're like most people, there's a good chance you have quite a few that are never used. I swear there is a coffee mug fairy out there somewhere delivering coffee mugs that won't be used to kitchen cabinets everywhere. Even if … [Read more...]