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 had a pretty good day yesterday. I put together some deals that I’m going to do today while the girlies are in school. Yesterday was pretty much all about the puppy. I think Olivia has a major puppy addiction. She started to cry because we were going out for awhile and she didn’t want to miss the puppy. She majorly cried at bedtime last night (real tears and everything). Hopefully she’ll get better about it because I’m not going to be a prisoner in the house because she doesn’t want to leave the puppy ~ sheesh.
One of my wonderful, local readers emailed me to offer me 2 puppy gates, so I ran over to get those and to chat with her. She’s always so nice to talk to (Thanks, Joene !). We had a huge extending gate that was becoming a real pain. Now we have a nicer walk through gate that has made life much easier. My neighbor, whom I used to work with and my parents all came over to meet the puppy. They all brought over dog treats and toys that we put up for when he gets tired of his current toys.
I was able to snag a free Coke from the Subway game I posted. I also got the free 2 liter of Pepsi Next that I posted about. Breakfast and dinner were eaten at home, but we did grab a cheap lunch out. I also voted on MyCokeRewards to hopefully win a Coke product. I watched the game because Ro mentored one of the Raven’s players at his work. The player even called his work last week to speak to him. That was pretty cool. He’s a rookie, but I did see that he handled the ball quite a bit. He is #30 (B. Pierce). The girls and I had fun looking for him.
I am looking forward to a VERY productive week this week ! How about you guys ?!
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…