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 had a wonderful Easter with my family. I hope you all did too. The night before I decorated eggs with the girls and put together their baskets after they were in bed. They were thrilled with their candy. I made a big brunch for everyone with scrambled eggs, homemade pancakes… We took the kids to the park to get some fresh air in the afternoon. It was so windy here yesterday and it was just heavenly. Ro and I love weather, so we had such a nice time enjoying the breeze. We were invited to my parent’s house for dinner. I brought mini- chocolate eclairs. My mom gave me a beautiful Hydrangea plant. I gave her a multi-colored hyacinth plant. She loves those.
After dinner we stopped at my brother’s house for awhile. The girls played and we chatted. We were all pretty beat by the time we got home. The girls headed off to bed. I splurged and bought myself an inexpensive book on Amazon using a Bing credit. I did all of my Bing searches, but sadly didn’t meet my Swagbucks goals. Such is life. I hope you all had a blessed day with your families.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2017 our year !!