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 $25 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 hung out with my mom for the day so my dad could go to work. We went to Trader Joe’s and I got some things for the girl’s lunch boxes as well as a few other items. We grabbed a sandwich at a deli in the same shopping complex. I earned 106 Swagbucks and cut out some coupons that I hope to use today. I spent some time planning out what I hope to plant/grow this season. I have some seeds to get started this weekend. I have to pull some weeds first (hmmm, maybe today= not my favorite job). My Ebay items ended last night. I earned $49 for our emergency fund. I have to go today to get the items shipped that have been paid for.
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2014 your year. Who will the May winner be ? We’ll see…