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.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I did a lot of deal shopping yesterday. I did a round of CVS deals. I spent $33 and got back $28 in ECB’s plus I got back $4 from ibotta. I’ll also get $6 in Beauty Bucks, so it was a money maker trip that included 10 bottles of shampoo/conditioner, 2 body washes, a tube of Bengay for Ro, a Physician’s Formula product and a tube of Colgate. I did some other great deals at the grocery store. I stocked up on meat and I shouldn’t need to buy much next week, which is good because I’m over the grocery budget for this week. The bummer of the day was that at some point in my deal shopping travels I lost the little Fitbit that clips onto my pants. I can’t find it anywhere. The holder is there, but the tracker must have slipped out somehow. It wrecked my mood :(. I did all of my Bing searches, but didn’t meet any Swagbucks goals.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2018 our year !!