How We Are Living Frugal in 2019 – Week 3 & 4 Update

Yikes! I missed last weeks post! Steve was home for a week on home time and I don't do much work when he's home. As an OTR trucker, we see him so little - he is gone 2-3 weeks at a time - the least I can do to be present when he is home instead of tied to a computer. Since I … [Read more...]

Our Personal Budget – January 2019 Budget Mid-Month Check In

Can you believe we're already half-way through January already? I swear the older I get, the faster time goes. When we first began the month, I shared our January 2019 personal budget with you. Now, half-way through the month, it is time to update you on how we're doing. My goal … [Read more...]

A Sneak Peek at Our 2019 Financial Goals

I have this thing; I don't set resolutions. I feel like resolving to do something is a sure-fire way to set myself up to fail. After all, how many people do you know who keep their resolutions each year? The answer is "not many." I know from experience that when I resolve to do … [Read more...]

Our January 2019 Budget- Picking Up the Pieces of a Smashed Emergency Fund

It's a new year and for our family, that means taking stock of our previous years spending, our savings and any other financial related tasks that happen once or twice a year. I thought it would be fun this year to show you our monthly budget at the beginning of the month and how … [Read more...]

How to Live on a Fixed Income Successfully

One of the most common budget issues I hear from my readers is that they're trying to figure out how to live on a fixed income, but are having trouble. Let's face it; if you only have a specific amount of money each month, life can be downright hard. There are a few things you … [Read more...]

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...]