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. Well yesterday was the day ! We started on the braces journey. The girls both got their upper braces on. These twins are SO opposite. Kayla was beyond enthusiastic while Liv was not happy about it at all. They both went in that way and they both left that way. Kayla was bouncing up and down with excitement while Liv was crying… At least Liv got better as the night went on. As far as spending, I bought them each a few of their favorite, soon to be forbidden candies (Starburst and Nerd Ropes). I also bought them each Chick fil a for lunch ($9.48 total). I got lucky because whenever the Phillies record a save (??) customers get a FREE Chick fil a sandwich, so it ended up being a cheap lunch.
We had leftover spaghetti for dinner. I couldn’t get the girls to eat much because of the braces. Hopefully it’ll get easier for them with time. I did all of my Bing searches. I have almost earned another $5 Amazon gift card. They come in handy 🙂