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: I didn’t feel very well yesterday. Isn’t it horrible when you feel a little under the weather and you have SO much to do. The girl’s 6th party was last night and all of the family came over, so you know I had SO much to do ! I just felt wiped out + I was sneezing with a scratchy throat. The problem was that it wasn’t too bad, but just enough to make it difficult to get everything done. Oh well, it did all get done and the girls had a great birthday party, so it’s all good I guess. I made a big crockpot of chili. I realized a little late that I didn’t have any ground beef cooked up, so I ended up throwing in some leftover sloppy joe meat from the other night. It was a great way to use up leftovers and I didn’t have to spend any extra money. The girls got some very thoughtful presents and had fun with their family. It was a great night.
I spent $11.21 on lunch for all of us after using a Restaurant.com certificate. I just felt the need to get out of the house a little. I recorded Suze Orman, so I watched it after everyone left while I organized my deals for the week for you and me. I took pictures and organized a few listings on Ebay. I plan to start the listings later today. I also listed some books on Amazon. I got a few coupons for free products in the mail AND I got a nice size box of skin care products from House Party. Have any of you done House Party parties ? It’s great. They send you a product/products to share with friends for free. They want to get the word out about products and you get free stuff = win/win !
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2013 your year. Who will the February winner be ? We’ll see…