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: Happy Valentine’s Day ladies (and gentlemen) ! I hope you have a wonderful one. We aren’t doing anything special because we decided to hold off and celebrate this coming weekend. I’m still not 100% better, but I think I’m on the mend ~ thank goodness ! I was a major load yesterday ha ha. I tried to sleep off the sickness. I slept off and on for about 3 hours during the day, which I never do. I was trying to get better before the girls got home from school. I did have little birthday treats ready for them.
We waited until Ro got home and then we were off to the circus with their cousins and 2 of my sisters. I’ll tell you more about that later, but it was fun, fun, fun! I think the girls had a good birthday. We packed treats and drinks, so no money was spent on food. I did buy each of the girls a $5 circus coloring book and a little white tiger purse, which was WAY too much money($21). It was their birthday or it wouldn’t have happened. I usually walk right on by the souveniers ! We can exchange each of our ticket stubs for a FREE 8 ct. of nuggets from Chick fil a, so that’s something.
We got home and got into bed around 11:30, so no surveys got done. I think I’m back to my old self today. I have a list of stuff to get done. I sent in Valentine’s Day cards and lollipops for the girl’s party. They are off after today until Tuesday or I probably would have let them stay home.
Yay, Friday! It’s been a rough week. I hope each of you has a nice Valentine’s Day I’m sleepy. I need some coffee ~ ha ha.
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2013 your year. I haven’t forgotten about naming the January winner. I promise I will, but I want to feel better first. Bear with me… Who will the February winner be ? We’ll see…