“I Don’t Make Enough Money to Survive” – What to Do When You’re Struggling to Make Ends Meet Financially

In the past week, I've had at least three separate conversations with folks I consider to be close friends about their personal budget. In fact, two of the three I have known since I was a child. They are strong women who over the years have become more like family than friends. … [Read more...]

Our Personal Budget – A Real Family Budget for March 2019 Budget

I have a couple of confessions to make. First, I am apparently really bad at keeping a blog series updated the way it should be. :D It isn't that I didn't want to keep you updated on our personal budget for February. It is that I 100% forgot to do so. With softball season just … [Read more...]

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...]