How much money do you have in your pocket? Once upon a time, I was a homeless mom with only six dollars in my pocket. These days, I usually have more than that, but I will forever be that girl with six dollars in my pocket longing for a six figure bank account.
Welcome to Six Dollar Family! I am so happy you’re here! Whether you are like I once was and only have six dollars in your pocket or your bills are comfortable and you’re looking for a good recipe, I am positive you will find your place here among our little community.
Please allow me to introduce myself and my little corner of the internet to you before you get started.
I am Stacy Williams. I am a 41-year old truck drivers widow, Mom of two 19-year old girls, money saving foodie, and author currently living near Austin, Texas. I have spent my life finding ways to save money and live simply on very little, how to cook amazing frugal recipes on a budget and how to be a DIY (challenged) queen!
All in the name of saving money.
And now I want to help you do the same.
Because our journey doesn’t stop at simply making ends meet in life.
When I’m not writing, I can be found off on some adventure in my Jeep Wrangler, pretending I’m not lost in the woods somewhere or on the banks of my favorite fishing spot singing to the fish I hope to catch or simply annoying my girls with random memes and TikTok videos.
The Six Dollar Family Story
In April 2011, I logged onto my computer and a new era in my life was born. I had been using coupons for 7 years and wanted a way to share my coupon trips with my family. It was then that Adventures in Coupons was born.
AIC suddenly became a huge part of my life and as it grew – much more rapidly than I ever expected – it changed from a single wish to share my coupon trips to a desire to teach others to save as much money as possible, budget wisely and plan a financially stable life.
Over the next 4 years, Adventures in Coupons grew provide for my family, and continued to play a very prominent part in our lives. I will forever be grateful for those initial 4 years and what they taught me.
I have had the opportunity to do things I never thought I would, have met absolutely amazing people, and was able to share my readers’ triumph’s, hurts and struggles right along with those that trusted me with their heart.
If I am never blessed again in my life, my first 4 years with AIC and the responses that I have received from my readers is enough for me in this lifetime (and most likely the next).
I wish I could tell you that I knew exactly when I realized my vision for this blog had changed. All I can really tell you is that it was the summer of 2014. I realized that I didn’t want to teach only coupons.
In fact, I had stopped couponing in my own life and no longer wanted to even hear the word coupon. The quick answer is that not only had my vision for things changed, but that I was drastically burned out.
My heart lies in helping people and I needed to express that.
When the idea that my family was a Six Dollar Family – a family who was working on moving from six dollars to six figures (even figuratively), I realized that I wanted to help others who could identify with that; that I couldn’t be the only one in the world who could relate to the idea of the Six Dollar Family and that those people were the ones I was looking to help.
I wanted to help those people and families do the same thing that I can now say I have done; become a six figure family.
In May 2015, I published my first book – appropriately called Six Dollar Family: From Six Dollars to Six Figures. That first edition was rough and it is very much in need of an update today. In June 2015, I pulled the trigger on letting go of AIC and we became what you see in front of you today.
I truly hope that your visit here with us at Six Dollar Family is one that you enjoy and learn from. It is my sincere hope that I can not only help you save money, but teach you to budget and to live frugally without sacrifice, to eat great food and learn to make more for yourself.
It is my goal to help you on your journey in become that six figure family that we all want.
Lastly, if you ever need anything. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.