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 so-so day yesterday. We still didn’t have hot water when we woke up. We had to wait for the repair man to come mid-morning. When he did come he decided that it would be easier to install a brand new hot water heater than to find the necessary part. We were thrilled about that because it was under warranty and the old one was 7 years old. The gentleman was here for 3 or 4 hours and said the water would heat up in about an hour. He left and unfortunately the water never got hot. We had to wait for yet another technician (our 4th) to come LATE last night to finally fix it. It was a major pain and I have a kitchen full of dishes, a laundry room full of dishes and I haven’t gotten a shower in 2 days. I’m hopeful at this point (but not confident).
I made all meals at home. Ro and Kayla went to Aldi to get a few things for the week. I took Liv out for a $1 McDonald’s cone after dinner (Kayla didn’t want to go). After that we went over to hang out with my sister ‘n law for a few hours to chat since my brother isn’t home for the weekend. I did all of my Bing searches.
Let’s make 2019 OUR year !!! We can do it !!