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Hi! Welcome to! I am so happy to have you join our community of Six Dollar Families!

I believe that it is possible to grow your bank accounts to six figures even if you only have $6.00 in your pocket through frugal living and wise decisions.

My goal is to help you achieve just that. To grow your bank accounts to six, seven or even eight figures. To help you save money in every aspect of your life. To provide you with the tools that you need to do just that. Whether that tool is an article jammed packed with ways to save moneybudgeting help, a practical DIY to help you save, or a delicious recipe that helps your family budget out, you will find it here. In between all of that, you’ll find parenting tips, homeschool advice, natural and green living posts and even a post or three on emergency preparation. In other words, I have a lot to say about a lot of things to help you live well without sacrificing the quality you deserve.If this is your first time here, it can be pretty overwhelming. There is a lot of information here on Six Dollar Family so I’ve created this page to help try and ease some of that overwhelmed feeling and help you get started.

Step 1: Get to Know Us

I’m Stacy and I’m the one who runs Six Dollar Family. I am a recovering alcoholic, sober addict, and two-time domestic violence survivor. I am also the author of the book named after this blog, Six Dollar Family: From Six Dollars to Six Figures as well as several other e-books. You can read more about my story in my bioShe’s the kid and at 12 is more diva than she is little girl. She is homeschooled, loves to sing and play music, tries to crochet (but fails), and is one heck of a cook. She makes the best turkey that I have ever tasted in my entire life. The dog? That’s Campbell. Why Campbell? Because when he was a puppy, he got his head stuck in a can. Guess what kind? 🙂 Yes. He is as goofy and loving as he looks and yes, he really is that big.

Together the three of us are The Six Dollar Family.

Step 2: Connect With Us

Six Dollar Family updates often so we have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to stay connected with us.

First, you can subscribe to our email newsletter. When you do, not only will you receive our posts directly to your email so that you’re sure you’ll never miss a single one. I’ll also send you my “Ultimate Guide to Cutting Your Household Expenses” e-book for free when you subscribe as a thank you for being a member of our community.

We also share everything that we post (and then some) via the Six Dollar Family Facebook page so giving us a “like” over there is worth it too! You can also follow us on Twitter too if you’d like.

I love all things money saving, DIY, food and more (and zombies) and if you follow me on Pinterest, you can bet that I’m sharing something pretty awesome everytime that I pin.

Lastly, if you would like to follow along with us as a family and our journey to become not only a six figure family, make sure to find us on Instagram too.


Step 3: Start building your own six figure family

I love saving money, but I am of the opinion that really building wealth is a lifestyle that must be lived and not something that can be done whenever the urge strikes. That means that there is a lot of content here on Six Dollar Family for you. Over 600 posts! You had better get started because you have a lot of catching up to do! Want a head start on those 600 posts? Here are some of our most popular reader favorites. They are a fantastic place for you to get started. If you’d rather just view all of posts, you can do that right here.

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30 Things I Simply Stopped Buying (and Why You Should Too!)

Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

20 Common Expenses You Should Stop Spending Money On Right Now

Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo

Grown Up Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe


DIY Reusable Fabric Softener Sheets

How I Add $225 (or More!) to my income every month

HUGE List of Free Samples for Weddings

Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

HUGE List of Places to Find Free Homeschool Curriculum



10 Things Thrifty People Reuse to Save Money

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

DIY Green Tea & Peppermint Bath Soak

200+ Things You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

Homemade Lavender Deodorant

Do you use Fels-Naptha in your home in every way that you can? These 30 ways to use Fels-Naptha to Save Money Around Your Home might just surprise you! They sure surprised me!

How to Clean Your Home for Less Than $10.00/week

30 Ways to Use Fels-Naptha Soap in Your Home

How to Score Over $1,000 in Free Baby Samples

52 Items You Can Reuse to Save Big

Homemade Healing Lotion for Dry Skin

Skip the winter dry skin blues with this EASY to make homemade healing lotion for dry skin! It will repair even the toughest dry skin issues!

The Only 10 Items You Really Need for Baby

3 Steps to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

10 Uses for Ratty Old Towels

Homemade Shave Cream

The One Thing Your Grandparents Knew About Money that You Don’t


Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

8 Thrift Store Shopping Tips to Save You Money

25 Brilliant Upcycled Denim Projects

33 Homemade Soap Recipes

Homemade Chicken Fingers

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Stacy Ott

Stacy Ott is the face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family as well as The Genealogy Queen and a few others.By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome an alcohol addiction, 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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