Huge List of Ways to Save Money

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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 since it was 9 months before I could afford to shop. For our family, it was a true financial crisis and while we had prepared for that a bit, things were still very rough for a while. To combat that drop in income, I spent the entire year digging out ways to save money. Some where old and familiar to me while others were new to me. All of them served a purpose in our family budget though and that purpose was to help us survive as a family long enough to increase our income and rebuild our savings.

Ready to finally get your family budget under control once and for all? This HUGE list of ways to save money is just what you need! There's so many money saving ideas that you'll never have to look for more!

That was two years ago and to this day, I still incorporate these ways to save money into our daily lives and into our family budget. Honestly, 2014 terrified me as a Mom and that fear of not being able to provide for my child has is a fear that I have carried with me since. These days it is no longer a mind numbing fear that stops me from sleeping at night, but instead is a healthy fear that pushes me to get things done each day. I don’t fear issues with our family budget any longer, but I do still have that small fear of not being able to take care of her.

Family Budget – Huge List of Ways to Save Money

When you’re looking for new ways to save money, lists like this one can be a huge help. Sure, you might consider yourself a veteran money saver, but there will always be new programs and things that come along to help you. That is the reason that I wanted to put this huge list of ways to save money in your family budget together for you! I am positive that you’ll find a new way to save a few extra dollars. If this list isn’t quite enough for you, check out how to get over $1,000 in free baby samples, our huge list of homeschool freebies or our huge list of things you can stop buying and make. Combine all three lists and you’ll save BIG for sure! If you or someone you know is getting married soon, we also have a huge list of free samples for weddings  too! Because this list is so long, I’m not going to say much about the individual links. Instead, I’m simply linking them to save us both time and effort. Click on the links to go to the individual sites or articles for more information.

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Ways to Save Money
Books to Help You Save Money in Your Family Budget
Family Budget & Personal Finance Resources
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Ways to Save Money on Entertainment
Save Money on Travel
Save Money on Your Kids
DIY and Crafts to help you save money
Recipes to Help You Save Money
Products to Help You Save Money

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Ways to Save Money 

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Books to Help You Save Money in Your Family Budget

Six Dollar Family: From Six Dollars to Six Figures

The Budget Kit: The Common Cents Money Management Workbook

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The Minimalist Budget

The Financial Peace Planner

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

The MoneySmart Family System

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The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

The Recovering Spender

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Family Budget & Personal Finance Resources

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Every Dollar 

Budget Ledger 

Spendvelope Envelope Budget System

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Home Budget Workbook

Mead Organizher Expense Tracker

Dome(R) Simplified Home Budget Book

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Emergency Fund Resources


Discover Bank High Yield Savings Account

Discover Bank Money Market Account

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Ways to Save Money on Entertainment 

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Entertainment Book


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Kern County Museum


Discount Magazines 


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Save Money on Travel


Budget Rent A Car

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Gas Buddy

Good Sam Travel Assist

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Save Money on Your Kids 

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Junior

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DIY and Crafts to help you save money

Homemade Hair Detangler

Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo

Homemade Shave Cream

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Homemade Scented Hand Soap

Homemade Bar Soap

DIY Chapstick

Homemade Body Wash

Homemade Deodorant

Homemade Unscented Hand Soap

Homemade Lip Scrub

Homemade Sugar Scrubs

Homemade Lotion for Dry Skin

DIY Aftershave

Homemade Green Tea & Peppermint Bath Soak

Homemade Insomnia Treatments

DIY Travel First Aid Kits

Homemade “Bengay”

Homemade “Neosporin”

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

DIY Window Cleaner

DIY Furniture Polish

DIY Cleaning Wipes

Homemade Soft Scrub

Homemade Floor Cleaner 

Homemade Grout Cleaner

Homemade Liquid Castile Soap

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

DIY Reusable Fabric Softener Sheets

DIY Powdered Laundry Detergent

DIY Silver Cleaner (DIY Silver Polish)

Homemade Menthol Shower Melts

DIY Dog Rope Toys

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

DIY Finger Paint

Homemade Edible Play-doh

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Recipes to help you save money –

Homemade Chicken Fingers

Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade Fruit Rollups

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Homemade GoGurt

Homemade Jiffy Cornbread

Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Heavy Cream Substitute

Homemade Mayo

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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Products to Help You Save Money

Ice Cube Trays

Keurig Coffeemaker 

Hair Clippers 

Unpaper Towels

Cloth Feminine Pads

Cloth Diapers 

Spray bottles for homemade cleaning supplies

Thrive Life Freeze Dried Foods

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Stacy Williams

Stacy Williams is a 37-year old wife to a USAF Gulf War Veteran, mother of two teen girls and fur-mamma to a rescued pit bull. The face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family, she also owns and manages Long Haul Wife, Republic Preparedness, The Genealogy Queen and a handful of others sites. By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome a drinking problem, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence, and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Stacy is passionate about homeless advocacy and addiction education.  Her first book, also called Six Dollar Family is available on Amazon.

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  1. Lindsey Mozgai says:

    I love your money saving lists! Such great finds.

  2. My husband and I are in a big saving mode right now, so it’s nice to learn new ways to save money. Thanks so much for sharing!

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