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Sarah & Robert: Family of 9 Downsizes from Big Home to Trailer
  1.  >Sarah & Robert: Family of 9 Downsizes from Big Home to Trailer

For Sarah and Robert, moving to Texas was the most dramatic, difficult change they ever made. So while everything is supposed to be bigger in the Lone Star state, for this young family, struggling to improve their finances, it meant leaving their spacious home in Arizona for a major home downsizing. Yet, shrinking their lifestyle is only the beginning of their story. You may have read other stories about homeschooling, but for Sarah and Robert, in their new small home with seven (yes, seven!) children, it was an incredible challenge. Imagine trying to teach seven kids, all different ages, all full of energy and questions, all in the same small space at the same time. Whew. Turns out, juggling personal and family finances was the easy part of taking care of their family of nine. While this might seem like a story about budgeting and home downsizing, in the end, it is a touching story of a family looking for a simpler, more connected lifestyle, filled with love and togetherness.

Sarah and Robert’s story is not only compelling, but inspirational. To see how they made difficult decisions, even sacrifices, would make you think they were giving something up. But in the end, their discipline and hard work brought their family closer than ever, and their lives even richer than they had imagined possible.

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Cutting Back on Unnecessary Things

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Exploring Drastic Financial Changes

Whether it’s for better or worse, life can take a left turn and cause dramatic financial change. When it’s time to rethink your living situation, make sure you feel confident in what you need to know and the people who can help you most. Dive deeper with our tips on buying a home and get the most bang for your buck with this big financial decision.

Trading More Time with Family Than Money

Family time is priceless, but millions of people forego this precious time for work. It’s important to instill good financial habits in kids now, but how do you talk about money with them? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Learn how to talk about money with your family and set everyone up for success with the tools from Million Stories!

Learning: Family Finances

Raising kids is stressful and hard enough. Having a family financial plan and sticking to it will reduce anxiety and teach responsibility to everyone.