How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck {and the Real Reason You Are}

Am I the only one who goes through periods in my life where it seems as if there just isn't enough money to my month? I know I can't be and in fact, one of the most common things that I hear from Six Dollar Family readers is that they are looking for ways to stop living paycheck … [Read more...]

14 Reasons Your Household Budget is Failing {and How to Make Your Money Work for You}

I can't be the only one whose household budget takes a nosedive sometimes, can I? I didn't think so, but you never can know, so I figured I would ask. If you're over here in the "my budget fails sometimes" crowd with me, don't stress it too much. I am one-hundred percent positive … [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...]

Get Paid to Shop Online – What is Ebates & How Does Ebates Work?

I love to shop online, but doing so isn't always the cheapest option. Between high shipping costs and sometimes higher prices for what I'm looking for, a girl can often find herself paying more if she isn't careful to do what she can to save money. One of my favorite ways to save … [Read more...]

Free Printable Savings Tracker

Learning how to save money can be hard if you're used to spending more than you save. I'm certain you've heard bloggers like myself tell you that tracking your spending is the simplest way to save more. There is a reason for that; when you know how much you're spending, you know … [Read more...]

16 Frugal Living Books to Read This Year

I love to read. I've always been a reader. As a child, I spent my evenings after homework curled up on my bed with a book. To this day, I still read on long car rides or whenever I have a bit of time where I don't have to be doing anything specific. One of my favorite quotes is … [Read more...]

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...]