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 pretty good day yesterday. It was Ro’s last day off from the Easter weekend. He and the girls go back to work/school today. We spent most of the day doing our usual weekly shopping errands. We shopped at Aldi and BJ’s. We also had lunch out using a coupon and a gift card. We had planned on getting the girls new sneakers. They only had Liv’s size so she left with them. I’ll have to get Kayla’s online I guess. Of course with them being twins that caused a little drama. Liv decided to wait until Kayla’s come to wear hers. I made dinner at home. Ro took Olivia to basketball practice after dinner, while Kayla went to go play with her cousin.
My favorite deal of the day was found at a flower stand. They had a 1/2 price sale going on. I ended up doing even better than that. I was able to get 7 large tulip plants for only $10. I was so excited. I came home and planted them after dinner. I can’t wait to see them bloom each year. I have a few sets that came up this year from previous years.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2017 our year !!