One of the biggest reasons for creating MommyLuvs2save was to create a community of moms and dads who want to help their family save money when buying essentials in order to free up money for debt repayment. My own family has paid off over $111,500 in consumer debt including credit cards, student loan debt and 2 vehicles. I am a teacher at heart. I want to use the skills that I have learned to help YOU ditch debt. I want to encourage each of you in your efforts so that one day you can feel the freedom of being debt free. I’m not quite there yet either (we still have a mortgage) so I need encouragement as well
It can be very difficult to pay down debt. There are many temptations to spend money. We live in a culture that encourages debt and spending. In addition, expenses come up and there never seems to be any extra money for paying down debt. I want to urge each of you to participate in a challenge. Just leave a comment about one positive step you’ve taken for your family each day. Did you eat in instead of going out? Did you save money at the grocery store? Did you pay extra on your credit card? Leave a comment below and we will cheer one another on every day and every step of the way.
The challenge is to leave a comment about what YOU have done to work on getting debt free each day. One winner will be chosen to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of each month. To participate in the challenge you must comment on at least 10 posts during the month.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: Obviously it was a NO spend day yesterday. I didn’t throw up any more, but I sure felt like it all day. The only thing I ate was crackers and ginger ale. My stomach felt queasy all day long and I was so tired. Ro took the girls for a swim lesson in the morning. I usually take them so it was really nice for him to see how well they are swimming now.
Luckily I had Cinderella on the DVR, so I was able to give Ro a break and have my girlies watch it with me. I tried to keep my distance, but I’m sure it’s already too late. Hopefully they won’t get it… Ro was pretty helpful. He made all meals even though he tried to talk me into giving him the credit card to take everyone out for dinner so he didn’t have to make it. I guess he thought I was too weak to object (he should know me better by now ~ ha ha!). Luckily I had a meal in the freezer that he could heat up quickly. It worked out okay.
Still feeling yucky this morning, although maybe slightly less yucky. I have a few drugstore deals I want to do, but we’ll see … I only need 23 more “kicks” on Shopkick to earn my first $10 Target gift card. I can earn 25 by scanning a product at the CVS across the street, so I know I’ll at least be doing that ! I did manage to print out a $20 CVS voucher that was in one of my daily deal sites that I forgot about. I was pretty psyched when I checked the balance and it was still $20= Woo Hoo. I plan to take it with me when I do my CVS run. I’m going to see how far I can stretch it.
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2013 your year. Who will the January winner be ? We’ll see…