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: We had the second day of our basketball tournament yesterday and we lost our game. We lost by 4 points and it was a really hard, aggressive team. The whole team played very well, so it’s all good. Ro went to the Dollar Tree to get newspapers for me. He also went to the grocery store. I took the girls to the tournament, so he did the other Sunday stuff. We had all meals at home including spaghetti for dinner. I managed to do all of my Bing searches, but I had a really bad headache all weekend, so that’s about all I did besides taking the girls where they needed to go.
How was your day ? What did you do to get out of debt or to get your family in a better position ? Did you save money somehow by cutting costs or by increasing your income ? Leave a comment and let us all know !!