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 $205,500 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.
The challenge is to leave a comment about what YOU have done to work on getting debt free each day. One winner will be chosen to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of each month. To participate in the challenge you must comment on at least 10 posts during the month.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I had a pretty frugal day yesterday. I started out by winning a bag of the FREE Ghirardelli candy that I posted about. I also created my FREE Cardstore card and entered 20 FREE points on MyCokeRewards.com. I listed 2 items on Ebay and 1 on Craigslist. Hopefully there will be a little action on these items over the weekend.
I did do one shopping trip at one of my local grocery stores. I was able to get All laundry detergent for $1.88 (got 10), Hebrew National hot dogs for $1.77/pack (got 8 and froze them), Scott TP for less than $5 for a 12 pack (got 5), Orville Redenbacher popcorn for less tha $.50/box (got 8) + a few more items. The girls weren’t behaving themselves in the checkout line, so I was a little distracted, but I did well.
I made all meals at home. I made tomato and cucumber salad straight from our garden. I went out and picked 25lbs worth of veggies. I’m going to start freezing some of the peppers for use throughout the year. I made crock pot blueberry cobbler. I didn’t try it, but the kids said it was good. We have lots more left for the weekend. I made sloppy joes with a salad for dinner.
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the August winner. I will announce the July winner on Monday. You could make 2012 your year !