Sierra Black has spent most of her life broke, no matter how much or how little she earned. She started turning that around two years ago with some radical life changes like moving, shifting careers and committing to buying nothing new. Sierra and her family live in the Boston area. Sustaining a family of five on one salary has led to some creative frugal maneuvers over the years, especially living in an expensive urban area. She’s learned how to make a $1 family meal, cut her heating bills in half and save thousands of dollars on travel, clothing and fun. When Sierra isn’t working magic on her family’s finances, she writes about personal finance, sustainable living and parenting.